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TITLE-PAGE — Doorway of Branxholm Hall. 
GENERAL TABLE OF CONTENTS, 4 pp. 

ABSTRACT OF THE DOCUMENTS PRINTED IN VOLUME 
SECOND, ....... 

THE BUCCLEUCH MUNIMENTS, .... 

THE BUCCLEUCH CORRESPONDENCE, 

APPENDIX OF ADDITIONAL CHARTERS, CORRESPOND- 
ENCE, and MISCELLANEOUS PAPERS, 
INDEX OF PERSONS, ...... 

INDEX OF PLACES, ...... 



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1-C1V 

1-328 

329-408 

409-488 

489-548 

549-575 



ILLUSTRATIONS IN VOLUME SECOND. 



I.— CHARTERS LITHOGRAPHED OF 

King William the Lion to the Church of St. Mary of Jedburgh, 
confirming all prior grants and privileges (circa 1165). 
Reduced to one-fourth of the size of the original Charter, between civ and 1 

King William the Lion to Andrew, son of Vuiet, of the lands of 

Witslade (1165-1171), ..... 2 and 3 

William of Soule, knight, to the Church of St. Mary of Jed- 
burgh, of lands in Castleton (circa 1280), . . . 4 and 5 

Robert of Graham, Lord of Weylistoun, to the Church of 
St. Mary of Melrose, of the patronage of the Church of 
Torboltoun, nth July 1342, .... 4 and 5 



CONTENTS OF VOLUME SECOND. 



Illustrations in Volume Second — Charters — continued. 

King David the Second to James of Douglas, knight, of the p age 

Barony of Dalkeith, 9th December [1369], . . . between 8 and 9 

King Robert the Second, confirming to Henry of Douglas, knight, 

the lands of Logtoun, 10th October [138 1], . . 12 arid 13 

King Robert the Second, with consent of John Earl of Carrick, 
Steward of Scotland, to Walter Scott, of the superiority of 
Kirkurd, etc., 7th December [1389], . . . 14 and 15 

King James the First to Sir William Douglas of Drumlanrig, 
of the lands of Drumlanrig, Hawick, and Selkirk, 30th 
November 1412. The original Charter is holograph of 
the King, ....... 22 and 23 

Archibald Earl of Douglas and Longoville to William of Douglas, 
son of William of Douglas of Drumlanrig, knight, of the 
Barony of Hawick, 5th March 1427, ... 26 and 27 

King James the Second, confirming to Walter Scott, knight, the 

dominical lands of Ecfurde, 3d May [1437], . . 30 and 31 

Sir William of Crechton of that Ilk, giving Precept for infefting 

Walter Scott, knight, in Grymislaw, 7th March 1439, . 32 and 33 

Thomas Inglis of Mennar of Brankishame to Sir Walter Scott of 
Buccleuch, knight, of the lands of Brankishame and others, 
23d July 1446, ...... 32 and 33 

David Scott of Buccleuch, giving Obligation to make his 
lands of Quitchester to be holden of William of Douglas of 
Drumlanrig, 5th November 1470, .... 68 and 69 

Archibald Earl of Angus, granting to David Scott of the Buccleuch 
and his son David the Governorship of Hermitage Castle, 
17th April 1472, . . . . . 72 and 73 



CONTENTS OF VOLUME SECOND. 


Illustrations in Volume Second — Charters — continued. 


IN APPENDIX OF CHARTERS, etc. 




King William the Lion, confirming a Charter to the Abbey of 


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Melrose of the lands of Eskdale [1180-1201], . between 408 and 409 


Robert Avenel and Gervase his heir, renouncing four Merks 




paid by the Monks of Melrose for the lands of Eskdale, 




to make four pittances to the Convent [1180-1 198], 


410 and 41 1 


King Alexander the Second to the Abbey of Melrose of the 




Waste of Ettrick, 21st February 1235-36, 


412 a?id 413 


Robert Scott, Lord of Rankilburn, of his lands of Glenkery to 




the Monastery of Melrose, in excambion for Bellenden, 28th 




May 1415, ....... 


414 and 415 


LETTERS, etc, LITHOGRAPHED OF 




Sir Walter Scott, First Lord Scott of Buccleuch, 1st March 1584, 


340 and 341 


Anna, Duchess of Buccleuch and Monmouth, to her stepfather, 




David, Earl of Wemyss, June 4, 1663, 


366 and 367 


Anna, Duchess of Buccleuch, to Sir James Mackenzie, Lord 




Royston, 4th September [1729], .... 


384 and 385 


The Same to the Same, 18th March, .... 


384 and 385 


James, Duke of Monmouth, to Margaret, Countess of Wemyss, 




25th October 1677, ...... 


398 and 399 


Receipt by Lady Elizabeth Scott for Gift of 3000 merks from her 




brother, Francis, Earl of Buccleuch, on her marriage to Lord 




Erskine, 4th August 1641, ..... 


460 and 461 


Entry in the Journal by John Paterson, Archbishop of Glasgow, 


488 



CONTENTS OF VOLUME SECOND. 


Illustrations in Volume Second — continued. 




ARMORIAL SEALS. Woodcuts of— 


Walter, Second Lord Scott of Buc- 


Pase 


Page 
Archibald, Third Earl of Douglas, 1393, 18 


cleuch, .... 255, 260 


Archibald, Fifth Earl of Douglas, 1426, 24 


Launcelot Armstrong, . 


• 257 




Robert Elliot of Reidheuch, . 


• 259 


William of Crechton, 1439, ... 32 






John, First Earl of Lauderdale, . 


. 2.%-X 


Walter Scott of Branxholm, 1528, . 156 




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Francis, Second Earl of Buccleuch, 


289 


SIGNATURES. Woodcuts of— 


Mary, Countess of Buccleuch, 


• 308 




King Charles the Second, 


• 319 


King James the Second, ... 43 




Archibald, Earl of Angus, ... 73 


John, Second Earl of Lauderdale, 320, 393 




King James the Seventh, 


321 


John, Duke of Albany, Regent, . .131 


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John, Earl of Melfort, 


322 


Walter Scott of Buccleuch, . . . 136 


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King William the Third, 


322 


King James the Fifth, . 149, 152, 165,329, 






33°, 332 


Anna, Duchess of Buccleuch and Mon 






mouth, . . . 32S, 367. 


Andrew Kerr of Fernihirst, . . . 164 








Anna, Duchess of Buccleuch and Lady 


William Stewart, Bishop of Aberdeen, 


Cornwallis as A. B. C, 


383 


Treasurer, and others, Lords Com- 






positors, ..... 167 


Mary, Queen of Scots, 


337 


David Betoun, Cardinal of St. Andrews, 180 


James, Earl of Morton, Regent, . 


338 


James, Earl of Arran, Regent, . . 182 


Sir James Scott of Balwery, 


343 


Marie of Guise, widow of King 


Elizabeth, Queen of England, 


345 


James V. 188 


James, Earl Bothwell, . 


423 


Walter, First Lord Scott of Buccleuch, 249 


John Van Oldenbarnevelt, . 


433 


King James the Sixth, .... 250 


Charles the First when Prince of Wales 


, 436 



ABSTRACT OF THE BUCCLEUCH MUNIMENTS. 



Charter by King William the Lion, whereby, acknowledging it to be incum- 
bent on him, as Sovereign of the realm, to esteem highly the church of 
God and ecclesiastical persons, and not only to give them of his own, but 
also to confirm and preserve to them by his royal authority the gifts 
granted to them by other faithful people of God, he confirms to the Church 
of St. Mary of Jedworth and canons thereof the possessions and goods 
bestowed on them by his Majesty's predecessors, and by other nobles and 
faithful of the kingdom; namely, the Abbey of Jedworth, with all belonging 
to it ; the chapel built in the open space of the forest opposite to Xem- 
wingeslawe ; the tithe of all the king's hunting in Teviotdale ; the towns 
of Ulveston, Alneclive near Alnecrumb, Crumesethe, and Kapeslawe ; 
three maisures, one in the burgh of Eoxburgh and two in Berwick-on- 
Tweed, one of these with its toft surrounding it ; one water opposite to 
the isle called Tonsmidhop ; Eadwardesle ; grazings for animals, and fuel 
and wood for their own necessities where the king himself had grazings 
and wood, except in Quikeheg ; the multure of the mill of Jedworth 
where the castle is ; a salt work near Stirling ; Hereve's Eule, which 
was given to them in excambion for a £10 land which the said canons 
had possessed in Hardinghestorn, all gifted to them by King David ; the 
churches of Barton and Grendon, gifted to them by King Malcolm, the 
granter's brother ; a toft and seven acres in the burgh of Jedworth, 
and such freedom in their houses in the burgh of Berwick that none of 
the king's servants may presume to claim the tuns of wine brought by 
the merchants thither and there emptied ; a fishing in the Tweed above 
the Bridge, which William of Lamberton gave back free and quit to the 

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ABSTRACT OF THE BUCGLEUGH MUNIMENTS. [1165- 

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King's grandfather, and many other portions of land and privileges therein 

mentioned. Among the witnesses to this charter are the bishops of St. 
Andrews and Glasgow, the abbots of Kelso and Holcultram, etc. Dated 
at Peebles, circa 1165, ..., 1 

2. Charter by King William the Lion to Andrew, son of Vuiet, of the lands 

of Witslade, namely, from the rivulet of Longhope as far as Condosus 
on the south side of the Alne, along the highway, etc., as particularly 
therein described : To be held by the said Andrew and his heirs of the 
king and his heirs, free from all service and custom, and with the free- 
dom of a mill, for rendering to the king yearly twenty shillings. Dated 
at Trevequhar (Traquair), [1165-1171], 3 

3. Charter by William of Soule, knight, to the Church of St. Mary of Jed- 

worth, and to the abbot and convent thereof, of two acres of arable land 
in the territory of Castleton, lying near to the cemetery of the church of 
that town on the south ; and half an acre of meadow land in the meadow 
which Hugh the Smith held of the granter : To be held by the said abbot 
and convent in free, pure, and perpetual alms, as freely as any alms is held 
and possessed in the realm of Scotland [circa 1280], 3 

4. Charter by John of Grahame, Lord of Torboltone, in Kyle-Stewart, to 

Robert of Grahame, Lord of Walstone, his cousin, and his heirs and 
assignees, of the right of patronage of the church of Torboltone, with the 
land of Unthank, upon which the said church is built, in name of endow- 
ment of the said church, to be held and possessed by him and his heirs 
for ever. Dated at the Monastery of Pale, on the day of St. Matthew 
the Apostle (21st September), 1335, 4 

5. Charter by Robert of Graham, Lord of Weylistoun, in the barony of 

Walterothilkyle, within the holding of Torboltoun, for the safety of his 
own soul, and that of Emma, his spouse, and the souls of their children, 
and of all their predecessors and successors, granting to the church of St. 
Mary of Melrose, and the monks serving God there for ever, the right of 
patronage or advowson of the church of Torboltoun, which the granter 
possessed by gift of John of Graham, lately Lord of Torboltoun, true 
patron thereof, and by confirmation of Robert the Steward of Scotland 



1369.1 ABSTRACT OF THE BUCCLEUCH MUNIMENTS. 



and of the Chapter of Glasgow, the see being vacant ; together with ten 
acres of arable land in name of glebe, namely, the seven acres called 
Unthank, and three acres nearer the church, of the land of Carnegolayn, 
in free, pure, and perpetual alms, as freely as any patronage is held in 
Scotland. Sealed with the granter's seal, and dated at Machlyn, 11th 
July 1342, 5 

6. Charter by King David the Second to John of Dalkeith, and his heirs and 

assignees, of the third part of the lands of Logtoun, in the shire of Edin- 
burgh, which belonged to Laurence of Kympont, younger, and had been 
resigned by him : To be held by the said John and his foresaids, of 
the granter and his heirs, in feu and heritage, for rendering to them the 
service due and wont. Dated at Perth, 7th December [1368], 6 

7. Charter of Sale by Thomas, son of Walter, to Henry of Douglas, son of Sir 

John of Douglas, knight, of his land of Logtoun, in the shire of Edinburgh 
and constabulary thereof, in consideration of a certain sum of money paid 
to him by the said Henry for the recovery of his (the granter's) inherit- 
ance : To be held by the said Henry and his heirs, from the granter and 
his heirs, in fen and heritage, for rendering to the king the services due 
and wont, only. Sealed with the granter's seal, and the common seal of 
the burgh of Edinburgh [1369], 6 

8. Charter by Kiug David the Second to the said Henry of Douglas, of the 

lands of the third part of Logtoun, which belonged to Thomas, the son 
of Walter, and had been resigned by him into the king's hands : To be 
held of the king and his heirs in feu and heritage as freely as the said 
Thomas held them before his resignation, for rendering to them the services 
used and wont. Dated at Edinburgh, 29th September [1369], 7 

9. Charter of Taillie by King David the Second to James of Douglas, knight, of 

the whole barony of Dalkeith and the castle thereof, in the shire of Edin- 
burgh, which belonged to the said James, and had been resigned by him 
into the king's hands at Montrose, on 8th December 1369, in presence 
of many prelates and nobles of the kingdom : To be held by the said 
James and the lawful heirs-male to be begotten of his body ; whom 
failing, by his nearest heii-s-male bearing the surname of Douglas, so 



ABSTRACT OF THE BUGCLEUGH MUNIMENTS. [1369- 



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that the said barony and castle should not descend to an heir-female, 

near or remote, until all the heirs-male forementioned, having the surname 
of Douglas, should totally fail, in which case the true and nearest heirs 
of the said James, male or female, should hold the said barony and castle, 
of the granter and his heirs, in feu and heritage for ever, in one entire 
and free barony and free forestry, for rendering yearly at the castle of 
Dalkeith, at Whitsunday, a pair of white gloves, or a penny of silver, 
if asked, only, for ward, reliefs, marriages, suits of court, and all other 
exactions. This charter contains a provision for preventing any of the 
heirs of the said knight from making any gift, grant, assignation, or resig- 
nation of the said barony or castle in infringement of the terms thereof, 
and is dated at Montrose, 9th December [1369], 8 

10. Charter by King Robert the Second to Henry of Douglas, knight, of the 

third part of the tenement or holding of Logtoun, in the shire of Edinburgh, 
which belonged to John of Dalkeith, and had fallen to the Crown by reason 
of escheat, because the said John had feloniously slain the deceased 
William Pulter : To be held by the said Henry and his heirs of the king 
and his heirs, during the time of the said escheat, as freely as the said 
John held the same before the perpetration of the said homicide. Dated 
at Lanark, 15th November [1374], 10 

1 1. Charter by John of Maluil of that Ilk, to John of Maluil, younger, of Carnebie, 

of his lands of Grantoun and the whole land of Stanhouse, and the burgage 
land in the tenement or holding of Stanhouse and barony of 

Maluil, which belonged to the grantee heritably, and were resigned by 
him : To be held by the said John of Maluil, younger of Carnebie, and 
the lawful heirs-male of his body ; whom failing, by Thomas of Maluil, his 
brother, and the lawful heirs-male of his body ; whom failing, by the 
other heirs therein mentioned, of the granter and his heirs, in feu and 
heritage, for rendering to them homage and fealty when they happen to 
be required ; a suit at his court of Maluil, at the three yearly courts, 
and at other courts if reasonably cited, and one man at the pleas of the 
Justiciary if justly warned, and ward and relief when they occur; also 
in the event of the said John or his heirs committing any felony, the 



1383.] ABSTRACT OF THE BUCCLEUCH MUNIMENTS. 



PAGE 

granter and his heirs to have a reasonable escheat, according to the custom 
of the kingdom, the said John likewise rendering to the granter, and the 
latter to the king, the service of two servants, one with a horse and 
haubergell, and the other with a horse only, without a haubergell. Dated 
at the Manor- place of Maluil, 20th November 1379, 10 

1 2. Charter by John of Dalkeith to Henry of Douglas, knight, of the third 

part of the lands of Logtoun, in the shire of Edinburgh, which belonged 
to Laurence of Kynpont : To be held by the said Henry, and his heirs 
and assignees, of the king, in feu and heritage, for rendering the services 
used and wont. Sealed with the granter's seal, and dated at the Abbey 
of Newbottle, 28th September 1380, 11 

13. Charter by King Eobert the Second, confirming to the said Henry of 

Douglas, knight, the lands of Logtoun, in the shire of Edinburgh, which 
the latter had resigned into his Majesty's hands : To be held by the said 
Henry and his heirs of the king and his heirs, in feu and heritage, as 
an entire and free barony, for payment of a penny of silver, in name of 
blench farm, at Whitsunday yearly, at Logtoun, if asked, for all other 
service, exaction, or demand. Dated at Edinburgh, 10th October [1381], ] 2 

1 4. Precept by King Robert the Second to the Sheriff and his Bailies of Edin- 

burgh, for infefting the said Henry of Douglas, knight, in the lands of 
Logtoun, which had been resigned by the latter into the king's hands. 
Dated at Edinburgh, 10th October [1381], 13 

15. Renunciation by Peter of Kocburn, Lord of Henry land, to Thomas of 

Erskyne, Lord of Dun, and Lady Johanna, his spouse, and their heirs, of 
an annualrent of a pair of gilt spurs, which used to be due to the granter 
and his predecessors from the land of Dalgles, in the shire of Selkirk, and 
of all right which he held in the superiority of the lordship, or in the 
superior lordship of the said land of Dalgles. Dated at Selkirk, 8th 
December 1383, 13 

16. Precept by King Robert the Second, whereby, on the narrative that he had 

granted to his dearest brother, James of Douglas of Dalkeith, knight, by 
charter under the Great Seal, the barony of Dalkeith, together with the 



ABSTRACT OF THE BUCGLEUCH MUNIMENTS. f 1386- 



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lands of Kylbochok, Newlands, Lyntoun, Robertoun, Kyrcvrd, Lochvrd, 

Esohelis, Qvhylt, and Fechane ; the lands of Carnryltoun Dunnyng ; the 

barony of Aberdour ; with the lands of Wodfield, Tyry, Scefeild, and the 

two Balbrethans, etc., in free barony and regality, and blench farm ; and had 

excepted the said lands from the administrations and intromissions of the 

king's justiciars, sheriffs, and other officers, by annexing them to his barony 

of Dalkeith, he discharged the foresaid officers from all intromission or 

administration whatever pertaining to their offices within the said lands. 

Dated at Edinburgh, 20th February [13S"i}], 14 

17. Charter by King Eobert the Second, with consent of his eldest son, John, 

Earl of Carrick, Steward of Scotland, to Walter Scot, son and heir of the 
deceased Eobert Scot, of the superiority of the barony of Kirkurd, and five 
merks worth of land in the said barony, within the shire of Peebles : To 
be held by the said Walter and his heirs, of the king and his heirs, in feu 
and heritage, for payment of a penny of silver in name of blench farm, at 
Whitsunday yearly, at Peebles, if asked, only. Dated at Edinburgh, 7 th 
December [1389], 15 

18. Charter by King Eobert the Second to Henry of Douglas, knight, of the 

barony of Logtoun, in the shire of Edinburgh, which belonged to the said 
Henry, and was resigned by him into the king's hands at Linlithgow : 
To be held by the said Henry, and Marjory, the king's niece, his spouse, 
and the survivor of them, and by the lawful heirs of their bodies ; whom 
failing, by the lawful heirs whomsoever of the said Henry or his assignees, 
as freely as the said barony was held before the resignation, for rendering 
to the king and his heirs the services used and wont. Dated at Linlith- 
gow, 18th March [1389], 16 

19. Transumpt, under the testimony of the Great Seal of King Eobert the Third, 

made at the instance of Lady Marjory of Lindesay, of the preceding charter 

of the barony of Logtoun. Dated at Perth, 31st January 1392, 17 

20. Charter by Archibald Earl of Douglas and Lord of Galloway and Both well, 

to James of Abernethy, for homage and service rendered and to be ren- 
dered to the granter, of the lands of Theynsyde and Harwode, in the 
barony of Hawick and shire of Roxburgh, which belonged to Sir William 



1412.] ABSTRACT OF THE BUGGLEUCH MUNIMENTS. 



PAGE 

of Abernethy, younger brother of the said James, and were resigned by 
him into the Earl's hands : To be held by the said James of Abernethy 
and his heirs, of the said Earl and his heirs, in feu and heritage, for ren- 
dering the service due and wont. Dated at Both well, 26th July 1393, 17 

2 1 . Instrument of Transumpt, made in the Castle of Edinburgh, 1 5th August 

1400 [1445], at the request of Stephen Scott of Castellaw, brother of 
and procurator for Walter Scott of Buccleuch, knight, of a letter of pro- 
curatory by Christian of Grymislaw of that Ilk, for resigning into the 
hands of the king, as superior, the lands of Grimislaw, in the barony of 
Eckford and shire of Koxburgh, which letter was dated 1429, 18 

22. Charter by Eobert Duke of Albany, Eegent of Scotland, narrating and 

confirming a charter by Archibald Earl of Douglas, to William of Douglas 
of Drumlangrig, knight, of the barony of Hawick, in Teviotdale, within 
the shire of Koxburgh : To be held by the said Sir William and the heirs 
male and female of his body, in pure feu and heritage, from the said Earl 
and his heirs for ever, with the right of patronage of the parish church of 
Hawick, and sundry possessions within the town of Hawick, annexed 
thereto ; also the burgh of Hawick, as freely as the granter or any of his 
predecessors had enjoyed the same, for payment yearly, at the kirk of 
Hawick, to the granter and his heirs, on the Feast of the Assumption of the 
Virgin Mary, if asked, of one arrow, in name of blench farm, for all service 
and burden whatever. Dated at Perth, 24th October 1407, 20 

23. Letters by King James the First, in favour of Sir William of Douglas of 

Drumlangrig, confirming the charters of all the lands of which he was 
possessed in Scotland, and his possession of the lands themselves, namely, 
the lands of Drumlangrig, Hawick, and Selkirk. Written with the king's 
own hand, and given under his signet, at Croidoune, 30th November 
1412, 22 

24. Notarial Transumpt, made in the church of Cavers on 18th February 1431, 

of a charter by John Inglis, Lord of Menar, to Eobert Scott, Lord of 
Murthostoun, of the half of all his lands of Branchselme, namely, from 
the river of Branchselme to the water of Borythwyk, and as the water of 



ABSTRACT OF THE BUCGLEUCH MUNIMENTS. ri420- 



Teveot runs, with the lands and houses of Steyll, and the half of the broad 
meadow towards the lands of Steyll, with the half of the meadow of 
Lonnehyll, and the lands of Holstruther, on the west side of the Syke, 
running down from the kirkland ; the half of the lands of the Meyrle, and 
the two cottage lands on the west side of the said river of Branchsemell 
(Branchselme), in the barony of Hawick and shire of Eoxburgh : To be 
held by the said Eobert and his heirs of the granter and his heirs, in feu 
and heritage for ever, for payment yearly in the church of Hawick, on 
the Feast of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, of a penny of silver, in 
name of blench farm, if asked, only, for all other service. The charter 
is dated at the Church of Menar, 31st January 1420, 22 



25. Charter by Archibald Earl of Douglas, to Walter Scott, son and heir 'of 

Eobert Scott of Murthouston, for his service rendered and to be rendered 
to the granter, of the lands of Lempatelaw, with the tenandries thereof, in 
the regality of Sproustoun and shire of Eoxburgh, which belonged to the 
said Eobert Scott, and were resigned by him : To be held by the said 
Walter and his heirs of the granter and his heirs, in feu and heritage for 
ever, for payment yearly of a penny of silver on the Feast of St. John 
the Baptist, in name of blench farm, if asked, only. Dated at the Manor 
of Edibredschelis, 2d July 1426, 24 

26. Eetour of Special Service of Walter Scott, as heir of his father, Eobert 

Scott, in the lands of Elerig, in the barony of Hawick and shire of Eox- 
burgh, which were valued at ten merks, and the same in time of peace, 
and were held in chief of the Baron of Hawick, by the service of one 
penny, to be paid at the Feast of St. John the Baptist, in name of blench 
farm, if asked, — the said lands having been in the hands of the said Baron 
for eight days through the death of the said Eobert. Done at Etibrede- 
schelis, 27th February 1426, 25 

27. Notarial Transumpt of the Confirmation by Eobert Duke of Albany, of the 

charter granted by Archibald, Earl of Douglas, to William of Douglas of 
Drumlangrig, knight, of the barony of Hawick (see No. 22, supra). Done 
at Dalkeith, 25th July 1427, 25 



H31.] ABSTRACT OF THE BUCGLEUGH MUNIMENTS. 



28. Eetour of the Special Service of William of Douglas, as heir of his father, 

William of Douglas of Drumlangrig, knight, in the barony of Hawick, in 
the shire of Koxburgh, which was then valued at 300 merks yearly, and 
the same in time of peace, and was held in chief of the Earl of Douglas, 
blench, for delivering one arrow on the day of our Lady's Assumption, in 
the Church of Hawick, if asked, — the said barony having been in the Earl's 
hands for six years through the death of the said Sir William. Dated at 
Jedworth, 30th September 1427, 26 

29. Charter by Archibald Earl of Douglas and Longoville, to William of 

Douglas, son and heir of the deceased Sir William of Douglas, Lord of 
Drumlangrige, knight, confirming the charter granted by Archibald Earl 
of Douglas, the granter's father, to the said Sir William of Douglas, of 
the barony of Hawick : To be held of the granter and his heirs in feu 
and heritage, as freely in all respects as is contained in the said charter 
granted by the deceased Earl to the grantee's father. Dated at Perth, 
5th March 1427, 27 

30. Notarial Instrument narrating that James of Langlands, Lord of that Ilk, 

compeared in the presence of a notary and witnesses, and granted, and for 
himself and his heirs for ever confirmed, to a noble man, Walter Scot, 
Lord of Muirthoustoun, and his heirs, the lands of Hepe, in the barony of 
Wiltoun and shire of Roxburgh : To be held of himself and his heirs as 
freely in all respects as Robert of Hepe, formerly Lord thereof, held them 
before his resignation of the same. Done in the Cemetery of St. Mary's 
Church of Hawick, 5th May 1431, 28 

3 1 . Letters by Archibald of Douglas, Lord of Cavers and Sheriff of Teviotdale, 

Alexander of Murray of Cranstoun, Alexander of Chesholm of that Ilk, 
and John and Stephen Scott, and others, attesting that they were pre- 
sent and saw James of Langlands of that Ilk give heritable state and 
possession of the lands of Hepe to Walter Scott, Lord of Buccleuch, and 
to his heirs, in feu and heritage, to be held of the said James and his 
heirs for rendering the service due and wont. Sealed with the seals of 
the attesters, and dated 9th May 1431, „. 28 

32. Letter of Reversion by John Thomson of Beneale, burgess of Edinburgh, in 

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favour of Walter Scott, Lord of Buccleuch, of two annualrents, namely, 
one of £2, 6s. 8d. from John of Vache's lands of Ledivrde, and one of 
£2, 6s. 8d. out of John of Ghedes' lands of Ledivrde, in the barony of 
Kirkurde and shire of Peebles, upon payment by the said Walter or his 
heirs, to him or his heirs, in the Church of the Holy Cross of Peebles, on 
the high altar thereof, of j£100 Scots, with £4, 13s. 4d. for the annualrent 
of the year following the payment thereof. Sealed with the seal of the 
granter, and dated at Peebles, 16th May 1431, 29 

33. Charter by William of Creichtoun of that Ilk, knight, to Walter Scott of the 

Buccleuch, for his homage and service rendered and to be rendered during 
his lifetime to the granter, of the lands of Grymislaw, in the shire of 
Roxburgh, held in chief of the barony of Creichtoun, in the shire of 
Edinburgh : To be held by the said Walter and his heirs-male, of the 
granter and his heirs, for rendering yearly one suit of Court, at his head 
Court held next after Pasch (Easter), at the chief place of the barony of 
Creichtoun, with wards and reliefs when they occur, only. Dated at the 
Castle of Edinburgh, 13th March 1436, 30 

34. Charter by King James the Second, confirming to Walter Scott, knight, for 

his homage and service rendered and to be rendered, a grant made to the 
said Walter by King James the First, shortly before his death, for the 
capture of Gilbert of Ruthirfurde, and other services, of the dominical 
lands of Ecfurde, namely, the East Mains and the West Mains, called 
Woddon, in the shire of Roxburgh : To be held of the granter and his 
heirs by the said Walter and his heirs, in feu and heritage, until the king 
or his successors should pay to Walter or his foresaids, in the Church of 
Ecfurde, 500 merks Scots, for rendering yearly three suits at the three 
head pleas of the shire of Roxburgh, only. Sealed with the great seal, 
and dated at Stirling, 3d May [1437], 30 

35. Letters of Procuratory by Alexander of the Weyndis, appointing James of 

Paiblis of that Ilk, and George of Pringil, his procurators for resigning 
into the hands of Sir William of Douglas, knight, Lord of Drumlangrig, 
the lands of the Weyndis, in the barony of Hawick and shire of Rox- 
burgh. Dated at Linlithgow, 28th June 1437, 31 



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36. Precept by William of Crechtoun of that Ilk, knight, to bis bailies, for infefting 

Walter Scott, knight, and his heirs, in the lands of Grymislaw, containing 
fourteen husbandlands, with the pertinents, in the shire of Roxburgh, in 
terms of the charter granted to him thereof. Dated at Edinburgh, 7 th 
March 1439, 32 

37. Charter by Thomas Inglis of Mennar, Lord of Brankishame, to Sir Walter 

Scot, Lord of Buccleuch, knight, of his lands of Brankishame, Tod- 
schawhil and Todschawhauch, Goldylandis, Quhitlaw, and Quhiteryg, 
with one-fourth part of the lands of Ouerhardwode, lying in the barony 
of Hawick and shire of Roxburgh, in excambion for the lands of 
Murthowstoun and Hertwod, lying in the barony of Bothvile and shire 
of Lanark : The said lands of Brankishame and others, and the superiority 
of certain lands of Kirktoun, to be held by the said Sir Walter Scot, his 
heirs and assignees, from the granter, his heirs and assignees, of the Baron 
of Hawick and his successors, in feu and heritage, for rendering yearly the 
service used and wont. Dated at Edinburgh, 23d July 1446, 33 

38. Charter by William Earl of Douglas and of Avendale, Lord of Galloway 

and of the barony of Hawick, etc., to Sir Walter Scot of Buccleuch, knight, 
confirming the immediately preceding charter. Dated at Edinburgh, 23d 
July 1446, 34 

39. Charter of Vendition by Margaret Cusing, spouse of Simon Routluge, with 

consent of her husband and of Robert Scot, her son and heir, to Sir Walter 
Scot of the Buccleuch, knight, of her tenandry of land commonly called 
Cusingisland, in the town and territory of Brankishame, on the north part 
thereof, in the barony of Hawick and shire of Roxburgh, for a certain 
sum of money paid to her and her said son Robert : To be held by the said 
Sir Walter, his heirs and assignees, from her, her heirs and assignees, of 
her superior, for rendering the service used and wont. Dated at Edin- 
burgh, 19th April 1447, 35 

40. Sasine following on the preceding charter, No. 39, in terms of precept 

addressed by Margaret Cusyn to her son Robert Scott. Dated at 
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41. Charter of Vendition by John Burel of Ekfurd, baker, burgess of Edinburgh, 

to Stephen Scot of Castellaw, of the lands of Burellandys, in the barony 
of Ekfurde and shire of Eoxburgh : To be held by the said Stephen Scot, 
his heirs and assignees, from the granter, his heirs and assignees, of the 
baron of Ekfurde, his heirs and assignees, for payment of one penny of 
silver at the feast of Whitsunday, upon the ground of the said lands, 
in name of blench farm if asked, only. Dated at Edinburgh, 14th April 
1448, 37 

42. Charter by King James the Second to Stephen Scott, of the lands commonly 

called Burellis Lands, lying in the barony of Ekfurde and shire of Eox- 
burgh, which belonged heritably to John Burell, and had been resigned by 
him into the king's hands : To be held by the grantee and his heirs, of 
the king and his successors, for the services used and wont. Dated at 
Stirling, 18th April 1448, 38 

43. Instrument on the Sasine given by Symon of Eoutlug, bailie of Hawick, to 

Sir Walter Scot, knight, Lord of Buccleuch, of the land of Birkwood, 
commonly called ane oxgang of land, and also of the land of Burnflat. 
Done at Birkwood, 1st February 1448, 39 

44. Indenture betwixt Patrick Hepburn, Lord of Halis, on the one part, and 

Sir Alexander Home of that Ilk, knight, on the other part, whereby it is 
contracted that Adam, son and heir to the said Lord of Halis, shall have 
to wife Elyne, daughter of the said Sir Alexander (if the said Adam has 
not the daughter of James of Livingstone to wife); and Alexander, son of the 
said Sir Alexander, shall have to wife Amies, sister of the said Lord of Halis ; 
and failing the said Adam, then the next son being heir to the said Lord 
of Halis shall have the daughter of the said Sir Alexander, and so forth 
while the said Lord of Halis has a son and the said Sir Alexander a 
daughter ; and failing the said Alexander by death, then George, the next 
son of said Sir Alexander shall have to wife the sister or a daughter of 
the said Lord of Halis, and so forth while the said Sir Alexander has a 
son and the said Lord of Halis a sister or a daughter, the said Sir Alex- 
ander paying to the Lord of Halis, on the completion of such marriage, 
1000 nierks, and the Lord of Halis paying 700 merks to the said Sir 



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Alexander ; Sir Alexander's son to have the lordship and Castle of Home 
and lands of Teviotdale, and the son of the Lord of Halis to have the 
lands of Oldhamstokis and Quitsom. The indenture also contains provi- 
sions for mutual compensation by the contracting parties for scath done to 
each other, etc. Dated at Tynynghame, 2d February 1448, 39 

45. Eetour of William of Douglas, as heir of his father, William of Douglas, 

knight, in the barony of Hawick, in the shire of Roxburgh, which was held 
blench of the Earl of Douglas, for payment of one arrow in the Church of 
Hawick, on the day of Assumption of the Virgin Mary, if asked, only. 
Dated at Jedworth, 6th October 1450, 41 

46. Charter by King James the Second to Walter Scott of Kirkurd, knight, for 

his homage and services rendered and to be rendered to the granter, of 
the lands of Ekfurde, in the shire of Roxburgh : To be held by the said 
Walter and his heirs of the king and his heirs, for rendering the services 
due and wont. Dated at Edinburgh, 2 Sth February 1450, 42 

47. Charter by King James the Second to Walter Scott of Kyrkurde, knight, of 

the lands of the barony of Ekfurde, in the shire of Roxburgh, which had 
been resigned by the former into the king's hand for new infeftment : To 
be held by the grantee and his heirs of the king and his heirs, for the 
services due and wont. Dated at Edinburgh, 10th June 1451, 42 

48. Charter of Excambion, whereby John of Langlands, Lord of half of the barony 

of Wiltoun, conveys to Walter Scot, knight, Lord of Kirkurde, the lands of 
Mylsintoun, in the barony of Wiltoun and shire of Roxburgh, in exchange 
for the lands of Hepe, which formerly belonged to the said Walter : To 
be held of the granter, as the said lands lie between the lands of Borth- 
wick on the east, the lands of Cheshelme on the south, the lands of 
Dualyrig and of Hostcotis on the west, and the lands of Belindene on the 
north, — the said Walter Scot paying yearly therefor one red rose or six 
pennies Scots, if asked, only, in name of blench farm, at the Feast of St. 
John the Baptist. Dated at the Church of Wiltoun, 20th June 1451, .. . 43 

49. Charter by King James the Second to David Scott, son and apparent heir 

of Walter Scott of Kirkurd, knight, for his faithful service, rendered and 
to be rendered to his Majesty, of twenty pounds worth of the lands of 



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Drumcors, in the shire of Linlithgow : To be held of the king and his 

successors for three suits, to be rendered yearly at Linlithgow, by the 

granter and his heirs in the three head courts of the said shire. Dated 

at Stirling, 14th March 1451, 44 

50. Instrument on the resignation by William of Douglas of Drumlangrig, into 

the hands of King James the Second, of the lands of the barony of 
Hawick, in the shire of Eoxburgh, and on the new infeftment of the 
lands of the said barony, with the donation of the Church of Hawick, 
given by the king to the said William and his heirs in free barony. Dated 
at Edinburgh Castle, 25th June 1452, 45 

5 1 . Sasine of William of Douglas of Drumlangrig in the lands of the barony of 

Hawick, proceeding on a precept by James Earl of Douglas and Avandale, 
directed to James of Douglas, captain of Drumlangryk, his bailie, of date 
28th October 1452. Done on the lands of Hawick, 11th November 1452, 4<j 

52. Instrument on the Resignation by Walter Scot of Kirkurde, knight, into 

the hands of King James the Second, of the lands of the barony of 
Ekfurde, in the shire of Eoxburgh, and on the new infeftment of the 
said lands given by the king in favour of David Scot, son and apparent 
heir of the said Walter Scot, under reservation of the frank-tenement 
thereof to the said Walter during his lifetime. Dated at Stirling, 
10th April 1453, 48 

53. Charter by King James the Second to David Scott, son and apparent heir 

of Walter Scott of Kirkurde, knight, of the lands of the barony of 
Ekfurde, in the shire of Roxburgh : To be held by the grantee and his 
heirs of the king and his successors, for rendering three suits yearly at 
the three head courts of the shire of Roxburgh ; — the frank-tenement of 
the said barony being reserved to the said Walter during his lifetime. 
Dated at Stirling, 16th April 1453, 48 

54. Charter of Excambion by James of Langlandis, lord of the frank-tenement 

of half of the barony of Wiltoun, to Walter Scot of Kirkurde, knight, 
of the granter's frank-tenement of the town of Milsaintoun, in the said 
barony of Wiltoun and shire of Roxburgh, in excambion for the said 



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Walter's frank-tenement of Wester Hepe, in the said barony and shire : 
The said frank-tenement of the town of Milsaintoun, together with the 
fee thereof, to be held by the said Walter and his heirs, of the granter and 
his heirs, for rendering the duties and services contained in the charter of 
the said lands. Dated at Hawick. 31st December 1453, 49 

55. Sasine, following on the preceding charter, No. 54, of Walter Scot of 

Kirkurde, knight, in the frank-tenement of the town of Milsaintoun. 
Dated at the chief messuage of Milsaintoun, 31st December 1453, 51 

56. Charter by John of Irelandys of that Ilk, to David Scot, son and heir of 

Walter Scot of Kirkurd, knight, of the lands commonly called Irelandis 
lands, lying in the barony of Wiltoun and shire of Eoxburgh : To be held 
by the said David Scot and his heirs and assignees, of Sir Henry of 
Wardiaw, lord of the half of the barony of Wiltoun, his heirs and 
successors, from the granter, his heirs and successors, in feu and heritage ; 
the said David and his heirs rendering yearly to the said Sir Henry 
Wardiaw one pound of cucumbers and one pair of spurs, on the ground of 
the said lands, at Whitsunday, if asked, only, in name of blench farm. 
Dated at Wiltoun, 30th April 1454, 52 

57. Charter by King James the Second to David Scott, son and apparent heir 

of Walter Scott of Kirkurd, knight, whereby, for the faithful service 
rendered to his Majesty by the said David and his father in the victory 
obtained by them against the traitors, Archibald sometime Earl of Moray, 
and Hugh of Douglas, his brother, sometime Earl of Ormond, in slaying 
the said Archibald and arresting the said Hugh, and for other services 
rendered and to be rendered by the said Walter and David, he grants to 
the latter the lands of Quhytchestir, lying in the barony of Hawick and 
shire of Eoxburgh, with the annualrents in the town of Hawick for- 
feited to the king by John of St. Michael, traitor : To be held by the 
grantee and his heirs of the king, his heirs and successors, for rendering 
the services due and wont. Dated at Stirling, 10th September 1455,... 53 

58. Notarial Instrument recording Attestations by John of Langlandis, lord of 

the fee of the half of the barony of Wiltoun and others, at the request of 
David Scot, son and apparent heir of Sir Walter Scot of Kirkurd, knight, 



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that John of Saint Michael had been retoured heir of John of Saint 

Michael, his father, and infeft in the lands of Quhitchester, lying in 

the barony of Hawick. Done in the Churchyard of the Parish Church 

of Hawick, 5th February 1455, 54 

59. Notarial Instrument recording Attestation by Walter Scot, knight, lord of 

Kirkurd, at the request of David Scot of Ekfurd, of the sasine of John of 
Saint Michael, son of the late John of Saint Michael, lord of Quitchester, 
in the lands of Quitchester. Done at the principal messuage of Branx- 
helm, 2d November 1456, 55 

60. Charter by King James the Second, confirming a charter, dated 25th Octo- 

ber 1456, by Henry Douglas of Logtoune, knight, to his son and apparent 
heir, Eobert of Douglas, and Elizabeth, his spouse, of the lands of 
Logtoune, in the shire of Edinburgh : To be held by the said Eobert 
of Douglas and Elizabeth, his spouse, and their heirs, from the said 
Henry, of the king, for rendering annually one penny of silver at 
Whitsunday, upon the ground of the said lands, if asked, only ; reserving 
a reasonable terce of the said lands to the said Henry's wife after his 
death. Dated at Edinburgh, 25th May 1457, 57 

61. Notarial Instrument on King James the Second granting in pledge, to 

William of Douglas of Drumlangrig, his lands lying in the barony of 
Hawick, within the shire of Roxburgh, which, for certain causes, had been 
recognosced in his Majesty's hands. Done in the Monastery of the 
Preaching Friars, at Perth, 20th July 1459, 58 

62. Letter of Reversion by Stephen Scott of Murehouse, whereby he obliges 

himself to resign and surrender to Robert Mure of Rowallan the lands of 
Dridane, Colmanside, and Vuer Harwood, lying in the barony of Hawick 
and shire of Roxburgh, on payment to him, his heirs or assignees, by the 
said Robert Mure, of the sum of two hundred merks. Dated 5th 
March 1462, 59 

63. Instrument on the Resignation by Sir Walter Scot of Kirkurd, knight, 

into the hands of King James the Third, of his lands of Branxelme, lying 
in the barony of Hawick and shire of Roxburgh ; also of the six pound 



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lands of Langtoun, the lands of Lenipatlaw, Elrig, Rankilburne, and the 
lands of the barony of Kirkurd, lying in the shire of Peebles ; and like- 
wise on the resignation by David Scot, son and apparent heir of the 
said Walter, into the hands of the King, of his lands of the barony of 
Ekfurd, and the lands of Quhitchester, lying within the shire of Roxburgh : 
which resignations having been made, the King created the said lands of 
Branxelme one free barony, with the liberties belonging to a barony, 
and also united, annexed, and incorporated the said lands of Branxelme, 
Langtoun, Lempatlaw, Elrig, Rankilburne, Ekfurd, Kirkurd, and Quit- 
chester into one free barony, to be called the barony of Branxelme ; and 
afterwards gave to the said David Scot and his heirs the foresaid lands of 
the said barony of Branxelme, for rendering yearly to the King and his 
successors, for the twenty-four merk lands of the barony of Branxelm, 
one red rose at the Feast of St. John the Baptist, and performing, in 
respect of the other lands, the services used and wont, — reserving the 
frank-tenement of all the lands to the said Sir Walter Scot, knight, 
for the whole time of his life, and a reasonable terce thereof to Margaret, 
his spouse. Done in the Castle of Edinburgh, 5th December 1463, ... 60 

64. Charter of Confirmation by King James the Third to David, son and 

apparent heir of Sir Walter Scott of Kirkurd, knight, confirming to the 
latter and his heirs the lands specified in the immediately preceding minute, 
and erecting them into a free barony, to be called the barony of Branxelm. 
Dated 7th December 1463, „ 61 

65. Discharge by King James the Third, relieving Walter Scott of Kirkurd, 

knight, in respect of faithful service, and particularly in the expulsion of 
the traitor, James of Douglas, and his accomplices, from payment of 
whatever sums of money he had become surety to the King's officers 
for any persons whomsoever. Dated at Edinburgh, 27th January 1463, 63 

66. Instrument on the obligation by Robert Scott of Todschaw and others, 

captors of the traitor, John of Douglas, sometime of Balvany, to accept 
the sum of 1200 merks Scots in complete payment of the 50 merks of 
money, and 50 merks worth of land in heritage, promised for the appre- 
hension of the said traitor, and to refer the distribution thereof among 



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them to the Bishop of St. Andrews, and other members of the King's 
Council. Done in the Cemetery of the Parish Church of St. Giles, 
Edinburgh, 18th March 1463, 63 

67. Instrument on the Sasine given by Archibald of Douglas of Caueris, Sheriff of 

Eoxburgh, to William of Douglas of Drumlangrig, of the lands commonly 
called Kirktoun Maynis, and Mill of the same, and of the lands of Fleklris, 
lying in the barony of Hawick and shire of Eoxburgh. Done at the 
principal messuage of the said lands, 23d January 1464, 65 

68. Letter of Reversion by John Lindesay, son and apparent heir of John 

Lindesay of Cowantouu, in favour of Sir Walter Scot of Kirkurd, knight, 
and David Scot, his son and apparent heir, of the lands of Kirkurd, lying 
in the shire of Peebles, binding himself not to uplift the maills thereof 
until the time that Walter Scot, son and apparent heir to the said 
David, came to lawful age of marriage, to fulfil the contract of mar- 
riage betwixt him and Katherine of Lindesay, the granter's sister ; and in 
the event of the decease of the said Walter or Margaret, whereby such mar- 
riage may not be completed betwixt them, then till such time as the said 
marriage shall be completed betwixt a son of the said David and a daughter 
of the said John Lindesay, the granter's father, so long as there is a son 
of the said David or a daughter of the said granter's father ; and further 
binding himself, failing the marriage through default' of the said Sir 
Walter and David, to resign to them the said lands of Kirkurde, upon 
payment to him or his heirs of the sum of 600 merks. Dated 28th June 
1465, 66 

69. Gift by Archibald Earl of Angus and Lord Douglas, to David Scot of 

Buccleuch and his son and apparent heir, Walter Scot, of the keeping 
and governorship of the Castle of the Ermitage for nineteen years from 
Whitsunday 1469, and the lands which William of Douglas and his 
son, Archibald, had for keeping of the said castle, for nineteen years, 
without revocation. Dated 9th February 1469, 67 

70. Obligation by David Scot of Buccleuch to pay to William of Douglas of 

Drumlangrig, the sum of 200 merks Scots, in case of failure to make the 
lands of Quhitchester to be holden of the said William, in terms of the 
indenture made between them. Dated . 5th November 1-470, 66 



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7 1 . Obligation by William of Douglas of Drumlangrig to David Scot of 

Buccleuch, narrating that although the said David is bound by his inden- 
tures, etc., in the sum of 900 merks Scots, of which sum he is bound to 
the said William in 400 merks, in the event of him failing to make his 
lands of Quhitchester to be holden of the said William, yet the latter binds 
himself to the said David, that on his making these lands to be holden as 
aforesaid, he shall not claim more of his 900 merks than 500 merks for 
the marriage and tocher of James of Douglas, his son and apparent heir, 
with Jonet, the daughter of said David, and discharges the said David, 
his heirs, executors, and assignees, of the said 400 merks, etc. Dated at 
Edinburgh, 5th November 1470, 69 

72. Indenture between Archibald Earl of Angus and Lord Douglas, Elizabeth 

Countess of Angus, and James Lord Hamilton, on the one part, and 
David Scott of Buccleuch, on the other part, whereby it is contracted 
that David Scott, son and apparent heir of the said David Scott, should 
marry and have to wife Jane of Douglas, sister to the Lord of Angus, and 
in the event of his decease before the completion of the marriage, Robert 
Scott, the second son of the said David Scott ; whom failing, William Scott, 
the third son, should have the said Jane of Douglas to wife ; and failing 
William, every son in succession should be bound to complete the said 
marriage ; and in the event of the decease of the said Jane of Douglas 
before such completion, the said David should marry Elizabeth of Douglas, 
sister to the Lord of Angus foresaid, and so forth, every brother to David 
Scott, being heir to said David Scott (senior), being bound to marry one 
of the said Lord's sisters until such marriage be completed ; and the said 
David Scott became bound to give in joint infeftment to the said David, 
his son, and to Jane of Douglas, the lands of Drifysdale, for which the 
said David Scott should have in tocher 600 merks Scots, of which sum 
he discharged 200 merks to the Lord of Angus's mother, and to the Lord 
of Hamilton, — the remaining 400 merks to be paid as therein specified, 
etc. Dated at Edinburgh, 24th February 1471, 70 

73. Gift by Archibald Earl of Angus and Lord Douglas, to David Scott of 

Buccleuch and David Scott, his son and apparent heir, of the keeping and 
governorship of the Castle of the Hermitage for seventeen years from 



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Whitsunday 1472 ; assigning to them for such duty the lands which 

William of Douglas and his son Archibald had for keeping of the said 

house for seventeen years. Dated at Edinburgh, 17th April 1472, 72 

7 4. Letters by Archibald Earl of Angus, Lord Douglas and lord of the regalities 
of Lidalsdale, Eusdale, and Eskdale, appointing David Scott of Buccleuch 
and David Scott, his son and apparent heir, conjunctly and severally, 
bailies of the lordships of Lidalsdale, Eusdale, and Eskdale, for seventeen 
years after the date of the letters, with special powers. Dated at Edin- 
burgh, 17th April 1472, 73 

75. Instrument of Eesignation by John Lyndissay, son and apparent heir of 

John Lyndissay of Cowbantoune, into the hands of David Scot of Buk- 
clucht, as superior, of the lands of Kyrkcurde, lying in the barony of 
Branxhame and shire of Tweeddale, which lands the said John possessed 
in name of dowry with the daughter of the said David, under reversion, 
for a certain sum of money, of which sum he acknowledged that he had 
received payment. Done in the Aisle of the Black Cross, in St. Giles' 
Church, at Edinburgh, 24th January 1475, 74 

76. Discharge by Eobert Mure of Rowalane to Robert Scot of Dogehauch, of 

the sum of ,£8, 1 2s. Scots, being part payment of 40 merks ; which 40 
merks was the balance due to the granter of the sum of 100 merks con- 
tained in a letter of reversion upon the lands of Drydane, Herwod, and 
Comansid. Dated at Edinburgh, 7th October 1477, 75 

77. Procuratory of Resignation by Robert Turnbull of Bradelee, for resigning 

into the hands of William of Douglas of Drumlangrig, ad remanentiam, 
the lands of Bradelee, extending to a five merk land of old extent, lying in 
the barony of Hawick and shire of Roxburgh, which were held in chief of 
the said William. Dated at Bradlee, 30th September 1479, 75 

7 8. Obligation by James Newton of Dawcofe, whereby he bound himself and his 
heirs and assignees never to disturb Robert Scot of Stirkschaw in the 
enjoyment of the six merks' worth of land of Bundray, lying in the 
barony of Chalmerlane Newtoun and shire of Roxburgh, which had been 
sold by the granter to the said Robert for 300 merks, until repayment of 
the said sum. Dated at Daw cof, Gth April 1481, 76 



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79. Letters of Procuratory by Thomas Armstrang of Mangertone, appointing 

John Scot and others his procurators for resigning into the hands of 
Archibald Earl of Angus, Lord of Douglas, Jedworth Forest and 
Liddalsdale, as superior, the lands of Mangertone, within the territory 
and lordship of Liddalesdale, for new infeftment in favour of David Scot 
of Branxhelme. Dated at Branxhelme, 2d November 1482, 77 

80. Eetour of Elizabeth Cunynghame, as heiress of her father, George Cunyng- 

hame of Beltone, in the lands of Appiltrehall, and the east part of the 
lands of Hassindene, in the barony of Hassindene and shire of Koxburgh, 
which lands of Appiltrehall were then waste, and in time of peace were 
valued at £5 Scots, and were held of the king for ward and relief, and 
for answering three suits yearly at the three head Courts of the shire of 
Koxburgh ; and the east part of Hassindene were then waste, and in 
time of peace were valued at j£10, and were held of the Lord of 
Kilmawris, Baron of Hassindene, for ward and relief. Dated at the 
burgh of Jedworth, 5th November 1482, 78 

8 1 . Charter by Archibald Earl of Angus, Lord of Douglas, Jedworth Forest, 

and Liddalisdale, to David Scot of Branxhelme, of the lands of Mangertone, 
lying within the territory and lordship of Liddalisdale ; which lands 
belonged to Thomas Armstrong, and had been resigned by him into the 
hands of the granter as superior thereof : To be held of the said Earl and 
his heirs for services due and wont. Dated 12th November 1482, 79 

82. Charter by Henry Wardlaw of Weltown to his brother-german, John 

Turnbull, son of the deceased Walter Turnbull of Hardane, of the lands 
of Hardane, lying in the barony of Weltown and shire of Koxburgh : 
To be held of the granter, his heirs and assignees, in feu and heritage, 
for payment of one penny of silver in name of blench farm, at the head 
manor of Weltown, at the feast of the Nativity of our Lord, if asked, 
only. Dated at Kirkcaldy, 20th November 1482, 80 

83. Charter by Robert Dowglas of Lochlevin, and lord of the barony of 

Logtoun, to Robert Dowglas, his son and apparent heir, and to Elizabeth 
Balfour, his spouse, and the survivor of them, of the lands of the barony 
of Logton, lying within the shire of Edinburgh ; excepting and reserving 



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a house and one particate of land adjoining it : To be held by the said 

Robert Dowglas, younger, and Elizabeth, his spouse, and the survivor of 
them, and the lawful heirs-male of their bodies, whom failing, to return 
to the granter and his heirs whomsoever, of the granter and his heirs, 
in feu and heritage, for payment of two pennies Scots at Whitsunday, upon 
the ground of the said lauds, in name of blench farm, if asked, only. 
Dated at Edinburgh, 18th August 1483, 81 

84. Letters of Bailiary by the Subprior and Monks of the Abbey of Melrose, 

appointing David Scot of Branxhelme and Eobert Scot, his son, conjunctly 
and severally, bailies of the lands of Melrossland, lands of Etrik, Rodonow, 
Esdale, Ringwodfeld, and lands of East Tividale, pertaining to the said 
abbey, and of all other lands of which the said David Scot was bailie 
before, for five years, from the date of the said letters, with powers, etc. 
Dated at Melrose, 24th April 1484, 82 

85. Charter by David Lord Lindissay of the Byres and of the lands of Newhall, 

to James Scot of Kirkurd, of the granter's dominical lands of Nether 
Newhall, lying in the barony of Chawmerlane Newtoim and shire of 
Roxburgh : To be held of the granter, his heirs and assignees, in feu and 
heritage, for payment annually of one penny Scots of silver at Whitsunday, 
upon the ground of the said lands, in name of blench farm, if asked, only. 
Dated at Edinburgh, 22d June 1484, 83 

86. Charter by David Lord Lyndesay of the Bires and Lord of the barony of 

Chamerlane Newton, to James Scot of Kirkurd, of the dominical lands of 
Over Newhall, lying in the said barony of Chamerlane Newtoun and shire 
of Roxburgh : To be held of the granter and his heirs, in feu and herit- 
age, for payment of one penny Scots, upon the ground of the said lands, 
in name of blench farm, if asked, only. Dated at Edinburgh, 19th October 
1484, 84 

87. Retour of James Douglas, as heir of his father, William Douglas of Drum- 

langrig, in the barony of Hawick, lying in the shire of Roxburgh, which 
was then waste, and iu time of peace was valued at 300 merits yearly, 
and was held blench of the king for rendering yearly one arrow in the 
church of Hawick, on the day of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, if 



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asked, — the said barony being then in the hands of the king, as superior 
thereof (excepting the easter dominical lands of Hawick, and the dominical 
lands of Kirkton, which the said James and his spouse held in conjunct 
fee), through the death of the said William. Expede at the Burgh of Jed- 
worth, 19th October 1484, 84 

88. Sasine of James Dowglace, son and heir of William Dowglace of Druni- 

langrig, in the barony of Hawick, lying in the shire of Roxburgh, on a 
precept by King James the Third, directed to the Sheriff and his Bailies 
of Roxburgh, given under the Quarter Seal, at Edinburgh, 29th October 
(1484). Done at the principal messuage of the barony of Hawick, called 
the Mote, 5th November 1484, 85 

89. Charter by David Scott of Branxhelme to his son, Robert Scott, of the lands 

of the territory and lordship of Quhitchestir, lying in the barony of 
Branxhelme and shire of Roxburgh : To be held by the said Robert Scott 
and the lawful heirs-male of his body, whom failing, to revert to the 
granter, of the said David and his heirs, blench, for payment yearly 
of one penny Scots at Whitsunday, upon the ground of the said lands, in 
name of blench farm, if asked, and attendance annually at the three head 
Courts of the barony of Branxhelme, only. Dated at Hawick, 25th Feb- 
ruary 1484, SG 

90. Obligation by Robert Scott, for himself, his heirs and assignees, to resign to 

David Scott of Branxhelme, his father, the dominical lands of Quhyt- 
chester, lying in the barony of Branxhelme and shire of Roxburgh, as 
soon as the latter should execute an entail of his lands. Dated 4th March 
1484, 87 

91. Bond of Manrent by William Cockburn of Schralling, whereby he binds 

himself to Patrick, Lord Hallis, in manrent and service, for all the days 
of his life, before all others, excepting only his allegiance to the king. 
Dated at Edinburgh, 12th June 1487, 89 

92. Procuratory by David Scott of Branxhelme appointing his son, Robert 

Scott, his procurator, for resigning into the hands of King James the Third 
his lands of the barony of Branxhelme, also his lands of the barony of 



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Ekfurd, his lands of Langtoun, and his lands of Buccleuch, in the shire of 

Roxburgh, and his lands of Kirkurd, in the shire of Peebles. Dated at 

Ekfurd, 8th November 1487, 89 

93. Charter of Resignation by King James the Third to David Scott of Branxelme, 

of the lands of the barony of Branxelme, and the lands of Ekfurd, lying 
in the shire of Roxburgh, and the lands of Langtoune, Lempetlaw, Rankil- 
burne, and lands of the barony of Kirkurd, in the shire of Peebles, all which 
lands, by a previous charter, were united, annexed, and incorporated into 
one free barony, called the barony of Branxelme : To be held by the said 
David and the lawful heirs-male of his body ; whom failing, by Walter 
Scott, grandson of the said David, and the lawful heirs-male to be begotten 
of his body ; whom failing, by Robert Scott, son of the said David, and the 
lawful heirs-male of his body ; whom failing, by Walter Scott, son of 
Alexander Scott, brother of the said David, and the lawful heirs-male of 
his body ; whom also failing, by Adam Scott, brother of the said Walter, 
and the lawful heirs-male of his body ; whom failing, by Walter Scott of 
Quhitehauch and the lawful heirs-male of his body ; whom all failing, by 
the said David's lawful and nearest heirs whomsoever, of the King and 
his successors, for payment yearly, for the twenty-four merk land of the 
said barony of Branxholm, of one red rose at the Feast of St. John the 
Baptist, in name of blench farm, if asked, only, and rendering for the other 
lands above written the rights and services used and wont. This Charter 
bears to be granted for services rendered in times past by the said David 
Scot of Branxelme, and the service rendered by his son, Robert Scot, 
with his followers and friends, under the King's standard in the field of 
battle at Blacknes, in defence of his Majesty's person and crown. Dated 
at Edinburgh, 21st May 1488, 89 

94. Precept by Thomas Turnbull of Greenwod and of Lyne, knight, to his bailies, 

for infefting Robert Scott, son of David Scott of Buccleuch, in the lands 
of Greenwod and of Lyne, lying in the shire of Roxburgh, excepting 
one acre of the said lands of Greenwod, and one acre of the said lands 
of Lyne, both lying on the north part of the same, in terms of the charter 
granted to him thereof. Dated at the Church of St. Mary, in Ettrick 
Forest, 16th December 1488, 91 



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95. Last Will and Testament of David Scott of Buccleueh, containing — I. In- 
ventory of all his goods, comprising (1.) sheep, oxen, cows, growing crop, 
etc., amounting in value to £740 ; (2.) debts due to him, amounting 
in all to £43, 16s. 8d. ; and (3.) debts due by him, amounting to £337. 
IT. Testament of the said David Scott, whereby, after leaving his soul 
to God, and the blessed Virgin, and the whole court of heaven, and his 
body to be buried in the Church of the Holy Cross of Peebles, he 
bequeaths 4d. to the Church of St. Quintin ; 36 merks 8d. to a pious 
priest for saying mass for the safety of his soul, the said priest to be 
chosen by Sir William Scott, Kector of Soudoun ; to Robert Scott, his 
son, £40 ; to Walter Scott, his apparent heir, £40 and eleven oxen ; and 
many other legacies ; appoints the said Walter Scott, and Robert Scott 
his son, tutors to William Turnbull, Lord of Myntto, etc., nominates 
Robert Scot, his son, tutor to Walter Scot, his heir-apparent, and places 
the residue of all his goods at the disposal of his executors, viz., Walter 
Scott, his grandson and apparent heir, Robert Scott, his son, and Walter 
Scott of Howpaslait. Dated at his residence of Buccleueh, 9th February 
1491, 



92 



96. Instrument on the assignation by Walter Scott of Branxholm, one of the 

executors of David Scott, his grandfather, to Robert Scott, of all the 
moveable goods belonging to the said David, with full power to the said 
Robert to dispose of the goods at pleasure ; the latter becoming bound 
to pay all the debts contained in the testament of the said David. 
Dated at Peebles, in the Hall of the Mansion of Gilbert Williamson, 
22dMay 1492, 95 

97. Retour of the Service, before William Douglas, Sheriff of Roxburgh, of 

Walter Scott, as heir of his grandfather, David Scott of Branxhame, in 
the half of the lands of Branxhame, with the pertinents, and the lands of 
Quhitchester, Lempatlaw, Eylrig, Raukilburne, and Mylsintoune, in the 
barony of Branxhame and shire of Roxburgh, and the lands of Kirkurd 
in the shire of Peebles, annexed to the barony of Branxhame ; which 
half lands of Branxhame were then waste, and in time of peace were 
valued at 24 merks Scots ; and the lands of Quhitchester and Lempatlaw 
and Raukilburne were then waste, and in time of peace were valued at £20 

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Scots each; and the lands of Eylrig were then waste, and in time of 
peace were valued at £10 Scots; and the lands of Mylsintoune were 
then waste, and in time of peace were valued at 10 rnerks ; and the 
lands of Kirkurd were then valued at £20, and the same in time of 
peace ; and were all held of the king in chief in blench farm for 
rendering yearly as follows : For the half lands of Bianxhame, and for 
the lands of Mylsintoun, each a red rose at the Feast of St. John the 
Baptist, if asked, only, and for the lands of Quhitchester, Lempatlaw, 
Eylrig, and Kirkurd, respectively, one penny Scots each, all in name of 
blench farm; the said lands being all in the king's hands, as superior, 
through the death of the said David Scott, which occurred in March 
preceding. Expede at the burgh of Jedworth, 6th November 1492, .,,. 



95 



Retour of the Service before George Butherford of Langnewtoun, Sheriff of 
Selkirk, of Alexander Lord Erskine, as heir of his father, Thomas Lord 
Erskine, in the lands of Sintoun, with tenants and tenantries thereof, in 
the shire of Selkirk, and in the office of Sheriff of the shire of Selkirk, whicli 
lands and office were then valued at 40 rnerks Scots, and in time of peace 
were valued at £20 only, and were held in chief of the king by blench farm, 
for rendering yearly for the foresaid lands a pair of gilt spurs at Whitsun- 
day on the ground of the same, if asked only, and for the said office of 
Sheriff rendering account to the king's exchequer ; the said lands and 
office being then in the king's hands by reason of the death of Thomas 
Lord Erskine, which took place three months previously. Expede at Sel- 
kirk, 11th April 1494, 97 



99. Charter by James Scott of Kirkurd, to his son, David Scott, of the six merk 
lands called the Gallowlaw, in the lordship of Newhall, and three rnerks 
worth of the lands of Nether Mains of Newhall, at the west part thereof, 
above the common road, in the barony of Chalmerlane Newton and shire of 
Roxburgh : To be held by the said David and the lawful heirs of his body ; 
whom failing, to return to the granter and his nearest lawful heirs whom- 
soever, of the granter and his heirs and assignees, in feu and heritage, for 
rendering yearly to them three silver pennies Scots at Whitsunday in 
name of blench farm, if asked, only ; the said James reserving to himself 



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his liferent of the said lands, and a reasonable terce thereof to Margaret, 
his spouse, after his decease. Sealed with the granter's seal, at Edinburgh, 
14th June 1494, 98 

100. Precept of Sasine directed by James Douglas of Drumlanrig, baron of 

Hawick, to his bailies, for infefting William Douglas, his son and apparent 
heir, in the £5 lands of old extent commonly called the West Mains, 
and the 40 shilling lands of old extent of Crumhauch, in the barony of 
Hawick and shire of Koxburgh, in terms of the charter granted to the 
said William. Sealed at Drumlanrig, 6th March 1494, 99 

101. Letters of Eemission by King James the Fourth, under the Great Seal, in 

favour of Eobert Scott of Allanehauch, for holding communication with 
his Majesty's rebels at his horn, and for reception and assistance granted 
to them, and for all other crimes and offences whatsoever committed by 
the said Eobert, preceding the date of the letters, excepting only treason 
against his Majesty's royal person. Dated at Stirling, 8th February 
1498, 99 

102. Letters of Apprising by William of Douglas of Cavers, Sheriff of Eoxburgh, 

in terms of his Majesty's letters, of the moveable goods that belonged to 
Philip Turnbull of Quhithope, within the bounds of his office, namely, 
four oxeD, which, as he found no purchasers for them, were apprised at 
£1 Scots, and delivered to Walter Scott of Branxhame, as assignee to 
John Murray of Fallowhill, and Ninian Murray, in part of payment of 
380 merks Scots due to them, by decreet of the Lords of Council against 
Philip Turnbull, as surety for his brother, Stephen Turnbull, for burning 
the place of Kershope, etc. ; and also of the lands of Quhithope for 400 
merks, which were held in chief of the baron of Hawiek, for payment 
yearly of a penny Scots in name of blench farm, and were delivered by 
the Sheriff to Walter Scott as assignee foresaid, to remain with him herit- -■ 
ably for the said sum. Dated 20th May 1500, 100 

103. Precept of Sasine directed by Patrick, Earl of Both well, to his bailies, for 

infefting Walter Scott of Brankshame in all and sundry the lands of 
Grymyslaw, in the shire of Eoxburgh, held of the Earl as superior of 
the lordship of Crichtoun, in terms of the charter granted to the said 
Walter thereof. Dated 5th October 1500, 102 



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104. Instrument of Sasine, proceeding upon a Precept from the Chancery of King 

James the Fourth, directed to the Sheriff of Eoxburgh and his bailies, 
in favour of Walter Scott, as heir of his grandfather, David Scott of 
Branxhelnie, of the half of the lands of Branxhelme, the lands of Eckfurd, 
and the six pound lands of Langtoun, lying in the barony of Branxhelme. 
The king's precept directed that security should be taken for 168 merks 
of the farms of the said half lands of Branxhelme, for £140 of the farms 
of Eckfurd, and for £42 of the farms of the said lands of Langtoun, which 
had all been in the hands of the Crown for seven years by reason of ward. 
Done on the said half lands of Branxhame, 31st October 1500, 103 

105. Notarial Instrument on the Eesignation by Eobert Scott of Allanhauch, into 

the hands of Walter Scott of Branxhame, his superior of the lands of 
Quhitchester, of his husband lands of the town of Quhitchester, in the 
barony of Branxhame and shire of Eoxburgh, to remain with the said 
Walter and his heirs and assignees, in security of the payment of 100 
merks Scots due by the said Eobert to Alexander Cockbum of Ormistouu 
Hall, and for which the said Walter was cautioner. Done in the Cemetery 
of the Collegiate Church of St. Giles, at Edinburgh, 26th November 1500, 104 

106. Notarial Instrument on the agreement made between William Douglas, 
son and apparent heir of James Douglas of Drumlanrig, superior of the 
lands of Laris, and George Scott, his vassal thereof, with respect to the 
manner of holding of the said lands, whereby the said William expressed 
his willingness to allow the said George to hold them of him in blench 
farm, on condition of the latter exhibiting to him his charter describing 
the said lands as held of the said James Douglas of Drumlanrig blench, 
otherwise he should be bound to hold the said lands by ward and relief, 
and pay to the said William the relief thereof : to the observance of all 
which conditions the said George bound himself. Done in the Church 
of the Friars Minorites of Dumfries, 15th April 1501, 105 

107. Precept of Sasine, directed by Patrick Earl of Bothwell, superior of the 
lands of Eoberthill, etc., to Walter Scott of Howpaslat, and others, his 
bailies, for infefting Walter Scott of Buccleuch, son of the deceased 
Walter Scott of Buccleuch, knight, as heir of his father, in the lands of 
Eoberthill, Mantorig, and Turmur, in terms of the old infeftment of the 



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said lands, and taking security from the said Walter to do to the Earl for 
the said lands as he was bound by law. Dated at Edinburgh, 14 th 
April 1504, 106 

108. Charter by the said Patrick Earl of Bothwell, to Eobert Scott of Stirk- 

shaw, of the six merk lands of old extent of Boyndraw, in the barony 
of Ohamerlane Newtoun and shire of Boxburgh, which lands belonged to 
James Newtoun of Dalcoif, heritably, and had been resigned by his pro- 
curators into the Earl's hands, as superior, at Edinburgh : To be held by 
the said Bobert Scott and his heirs and assignees of the granter and his 
successors, in feu and heritage, for rendering the services and making the 
payments which the said James Newtoun was wont to render and make 
before the said resignation. Sealed with the Earl's seal, at Edinburgh, 
21st November 1505, 106 

109. Notarial Instrument, narrating that George Scott, son and heir of the 

deceased Bobert Scott of Quhomys, with Mathew Ker, his agent, on 
the one part, and Patrick Earl of Bothwell, with David Balfoure of 
Carestoune, his agent, on the other part, compeared in the Sheriff-Court 
of Edinburgh, before James Logane, Sheriff-depute, and there the said 
George at the time of the serving of a certain brieve of inquest of the king's 
chapel, obtained by him through the death of the said Bobert, his father, 
by which he claimed all the lands of Murehouse, in the barony of 
Crichtoun and shire of Edinburgh, produced by his agent an instrument 
of sasine, dated 1463, and a crown charter under the Great Seal, granted 
to Stephen Scott, father of the said Bobert, of the said lands of Mure- 
house, containing the date of the year 1450 ; which having been read, 
the Earl's agent opposed the serving of the said brieve on the ground 
that Bobert Scott, father of the said George, did not die seased as of 
fee in the said lands ; and produced, besides, a public transumpt of a 
royal charter granted to the said Earl of the lands of Murehouse ; 
pointing out also that there was no precept to infeft contained in the 
instrument of sasine produced by the said George, and no express mention 
of a month nor day in the instrument itself, for which reason he alleged 
that the instrument was of no force nor effect, and further, that the 
charter produced by the said George's agent stood under the king's revo- 



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cation, his Majesty having been a minor at the time of granting thereof; 
adding that the said lands had been in the peaceable possession of the 
said Earl for sixteen years or thereby, by gift of the king, and protesting 
for remedy of law, if anything were done in the contrary by the inquest : 
upon all which the said David, in name of the Earl, asked instruments. 
Dated 2d March 1505, „ 107 

110. Obligation by Walter Scott of Howpaslot, tutor to the Laird of Buccleuch, 

and Elizabeth Ker, his mother, to compear before Ealph Ker of Prymside- 
louch and two others, — the said Walter there to give an account of 
his intromissions and expenses connected with the said office of tutor, 
before the next Exchequer. Dated at Edinburgh, 18th March 1506, ... 109 

111. Notarial Instrument on the obligation by John Murray of Fawlayhill, for 

himself, his heirs and assignees, to deliver to Eobert Scott, son and heir 
of the deceased Eobert Scott of Quhitchester, a letter of reversion, con- 
taining the sum of £40 of usual money of Scotland, whereby the said 
Eobert, his heirs or assignees, might redeem the tower built in the 
burgh of Hawick, between the bridges, of which the said John Murray 
had recently taken sasine, when the latter or his heirs should be required 
thereto by the said Eobert or his foresaids, under a penalty of £200. 
Done at Hawick, near the said tower, 4th January 1507, 110 

112. Eetour of the Service before James Douglas, Sheriff of Eoxburgh, of Adam 

Hebborne, as heir of his father, Patrick Earl of Bothwell, Lord Hales, 
High Admiral of Scotland, of the lands of the entire lordship of Liddesdale, 
with the castle, fortalice, and manor-place of Hermitage, tenants, tenandries, 
and services of free tenants thereof, together with the advocation and 
donation of the churches, chaplainries, and hospitals thereof, in the shire 
of Eoxburgh, and of thirty-nine husband lands, with the mills and per- 
tinents, lying in Langnewtoun, and a piece of land extending to 120 or 
140 acres, lying between the Sandstones, commonly called "the Sand- 
stanes," and Vuiralancrum, which lordship of Liddesdale and castle of 
Hermitage, with their said pertinents, were then valued at £300, and in 
time of peace at £100 ; and the said husband lands and mill, and piece 
of land foresaid, were then valued at £40, and in time of peace at £10 ; 



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and were held, the said lordship and others, of the king in chief, in free 
regality and forestry, for giving presence yearly in the Justice eyre, 
when held at Jedworth, in name of blench farm ; and the said husband 
lands and mill, and others, were held of the king, during the lifetime 
of Kobert Douglas of Lochlevin, formerly superior thereof, by blench 
farm, for rendering yearly to the king a penny, if asked only ; and were 
all then in his Majesty's hands, as superior, through the death of the 
said Earl. Dated 7th November 1508, Ill 

113. Instrument of Sasine, proceeding upon a Precept from the Chancery of King 
James the Fourth, in favour of the said Adam Hepburn, as heir of his 
father, the said Patrick Earl of Bothwell, of the lordship of Liddesdale, 
with the castle, fortalice, and manor-place of Hermitage, together with the 
patronages of the churches and chaplainries thereof, in the shire of Rox- 
burgh ; thirty-nine husband lands, mill, and pertinents in Langnewtoun, 
and 120 or 140 acres of land, between the Sandstones and Vuirancrum, 
commonly called " the Sandstanes " : which lordship, castle, husband lands, 
mill, and others, were held of the king in chief. The precept directs 
that security should be taken for the said Adam giving presence in the 
king's Justice eyre to be held in Jedburgh (and for two pennies of 
silver), through the doubling of the blench farm of the said lordship, and 
two pennies of silver through the duplication of the blench of the said 
husband lands, mill, and others. The sasine was given at the castle of 
Hermitage, the principal messuage of the said lordship, by William 
Douglas in Pencress, one of the Sheriffs of Eoxburgh, who poinded and 
took a black ox for the execution of his office. Dated 1 1th November 
1508, 112 

1 1 -t. Act of the Privy Council of Scotland, ordaining that John Mure of Rowallane, 
grandson and heir of the deceased Robert Mure of Rowallane, should 
grant warrandice to George Scott of the Quhomys, grandson and heir of the 
deceased Stephen Scott of Murehouse, and make free to him heritably the 
lands of Dridane, Colemanside, and Over Herwod, with their pertinents, 
in the barony of Hawick and shire of Roxburgh, or else as much of as 
good land, of as great value, lying in as competent place, in terms of the 
said deceased Robert Mure's charter, made to the said deceased Steven 



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thereupon — the foresaid lands having been recognosced in the King's 
hands, and decerned to belong to his Majesty in property. Dated at 
Edinburgh, 16th January 1508, 115 

115. Eetour of the Service, before John Murray, Sheriff of Selkirk, of Adam 

Earl of Bothwell, as heir of his father, Patrick Earl of Bothwell, of the 
lands of Ailmer, with their pertinents, in the shire of Selkirk, which 
were then, in time of peace, valued at £\Q, and not so much in time of war, 
and were held of the king in chief, blench, for rendering yearly one broad 
arrow-head, at Whitsunday, on the said lands, if asked, in name of blench 
farm, and were then in the king's hands through the death of the said 
Earl Patrick, which occurred six months previously. Expede at Selkirk, 
22d May 1509, 116 

116. Contract between Archibald Earl of Angus, George Master of Angus, and 

Archibald Douglas, son and apparent heir of the latter, on the one part, and 
Adam Earl of Bothwell, John Prior of St. Andrews, and others, on the 
other part, for the marriage of the said Archibald Douglas with Margaret 
Hepburn, sister of the said Adam Earl of Bothwell : for the completing of 
which marriage the Earl of Bothwell and his friends became bound to pay 
to the Master of Angus and his heirs the sum of 2000 merks Scots, viz., 
300 merks at the completing of the marriage, and the rest by instalments 
of 100 merks, at each term of Whitsunday and Martinmas, till the 
whole was paid, and to grant their bonds for such payment ; and the Earl 
and Master of Angus, on their part, became bound, after the completion 
of the marriage, to grant to the said Archibald and Margaret, and the 
survivor of them, in conjunct fee, and to the lawful heirs of their bodies, 
100 merks worth of the lands of Temptalloun, with their pertinents, in 
the shire of Edinburgh and constabulary of Haddington ; and the Earl of 
Angus became bound, for himself and his heirs, in the event of his pre- 
deceasing his said son, to grant to the said Archibald and Margaret, and 
their heirs foresaid, 50 merks' worth of land in augmentation of the said 100 
merks worth : and the said Earls of Angus and Bothwell became bound, 
for themselves and their friends, to cause dispensations to be brought 
home, if any impediments were found to the lawfulness of the marriage ; 
and in the event of any debates or quarrels arising between them in time 



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corning, to stand at the correction and counsel of the said George Master 
of Angus, Mr. Gavin Douglas, John Erskine of Dun, John Prior of St. 
Andrews, George Abbot of Arbroath, and Adam Hepburn of Craigs. The 
contract to be observed under the penalty of 1000 merks to be paid to the 
king, 1000 merks to the Archbishop of St. Andrews, and 1000 pounds to 
the party abiding by the premises. Dated at Edinburgh, 26th June 1509, 117 

117. Indenture between Eobert Lord Erskine, and Sir John Erskine, knight, his 

son and apparent heir, on the one part, and Ralph Ker of Prymsideloche, 
and Andrew Ker of Farnyhirst, on the other part, whereby, for the payment 
of 400 merks by the said Ralph and Andrew, the said Lord Erskine and 
his son became bound to wadset to them and to infeft them heritably, by 
charter and sasine, in 20 merks worth of the said Eobert's lands of Syntoun, 
lying next to the five merk land possessed by Walter Scott, in the barony 
of Syntoun and shire of Selkirk, to be held of the said Lord and his heirs 
in free blench farm, under reversion for the said sum ; and also to infeft 
the said Ralph and Andrew in other 20 merks' worth of Syntoun, where 
they pleased ; for which the said Ralph and Andrew became bound to pay 
to the said Robert and John the sum of 400 merks at Lammas nest, or 
within eight days thereafter, under pain of doubling ; also the said Lord, 
and John his son, became bound to make the said Ralph and Andrew, 
when required, their cessioners and assignees for redeeming the said five 
merk land from Walter Scott, son and heir of Robert Scott, and, after 
redemption thereof, to infeft them heritably in the same, to be held of 
the said Lord and his son in free blench, under reservation of the three 
years' tack to the said Walter, in terms of law j and the said Lord and 
his son to grant to the said Ralph and Andrew a seven years' tack of 
the whole lands after their redemption, etc. Dated at Edinburgh, 16th 
June 1510, 119 

118. Acquittance by George Scott of the Quhammis to John Mure of Rowallane, 

for £40 and 14 merks Scots, for the warrandice of the lands of Common- 
side, Harwode, and Drydane, which were recognosced in the king's hands, 
and which sums the said George obtained against the said John before 
the Lords of Council for the said recognition. Dated at Edinburgh, 7th 

January 1510, 121 

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119. Charter by King James the Fourth, to William Douglas of Dmmlanark, 
knight, of the lands and barony of Hawick, namely, in property, the town 
of Hawick, with the mill thereof, the lands of East Mains, West Mains, 
Crumhaueh, and Kirktoun Mains. Flekkis and Murinese, Eamsay Clewis 
and Braidle ; and in tenandry, the lands of Howpaslot, Chesholme, 
Quhithop, Dridane, Commonside, Over Harewod, Emetschelis, Teneside, 
Carlynpule, Nether Harewod, Weyndis Lands, Easter and Wester 
Heslyhope, Langhauch, Laristofts, Kirkwod, Hardwodhill, Quhitehester, 
Fennyk, Edgariston, Edgaristounschelis, and Quhomys, with the advoca- 
tion and donation of the churches and chaplainries thereof, in the shire of 
Roxburgh, which lands and others specified belonged to the said William 
Douglas and his predecessors heritably before, but had been recognosced 
in the king's hands on account of the alienation of the greater part 
thereof, without the permission, consent, or confirmation of his Majesty 
or his predecessors, and, by decree of the Lords of Council, adjudged 
to the Crown, but were by this charter, for the good and grateful 
service rendered to the king by the said William, granted to him, and 
erected, both in property and tenandry, into a free barony, to be in 
future called the barony of Hawick, the manor-place of Hawick to be 
the principal messuage thereof : To be held, the said lands and barony 
of Hawick, by the said William and his heirs, of the king and his suc- 
cessors, in feu and heritage and free barony for ever ; and the said town 
of Hawick, with the freedoms and privileges of a burgh in barony, 
for rendering to the king and his successors, for the town and mill of 
Hawick and others above specified, as held in property, an arrow, on 
the Feast of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, at the principal messuage 
of Hawick, in name of blench farm, if asked, only, and for the lands of 
Howpaslot, and all the other lauds foresaid held in tenandry, one suit 
at any of the three chief Courts of the shire of Roxburgh, with wards 
and reliefs of the said lands and marriage when they occurred. 
The charter grants also to the said William and his heirs power to 
infeft, by charters and sasines, all the free tenants of the said barony of 
Hawick in their tenandries, as freely as they held them before the said 
forfeiture. Given under the Great Seal, at Edinburgh, 15th June 
1511, 122 



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120. Instrument of Sasine, proceeding upon a Precept from the Chancery of King 

James the Fourth, in favour of the said William Douglas of Drumlanark, 
knight, of the said lands of the town of Hawick, with the mill thereof, 
the lands of East and West Mains, Crumhauch, Kirktoun Mains, Flekkis, 
Murinese, Eamsy Clewis and Braidle, in the barony of Hawick and 
shire of Koxburgh. Done at the Mott of Hawick, 23d January 1511,... 125 

121. Retour of the Service, before Mr. Michael Agnew, Sheriff of Dumfries and 

Roxburgh, of James Douglas, as heir of his father, William Douglas of 
Drumlangrig, knight, in the lands of the barony of Hawick, as specified 
in No. 119, supra, with the patronage of the churches and chaplainries 
of the said barony ; the said James being held to be of lawful age by dis- 
pensation of the late King James the Fourth, by virtue of a certain Act 
made by him, with advice of his Council, at Twisilhauch, in Northumber- 
land ; which lands were then and also in time of peace valued at 300 
merks, and were held in chief of the king, for rendering for the lands 
and mill of Hawick, held in property, one arrow at the Feast of the 
Assumption of the Virgin Mary, in name of blench farm, if asked, only, 
and the remaining lands of the barony of Hawick were held in chief of 
the king by ward and relief, and one suit yearly to be rendered at any 
of the three head Courts of the shire of Roxburgh ; and had all been in 
the king's hands for seven months, or thereby, through the death of the 
said William Douglas, knight. Expede in the Tolbooth of Dumfries, 6th 
April 1514 126 

122. Instrument of Sasine, in virtue of a Precept from the Chancery of King 

James the Fifth, following upon the foregoing retour, in favour of the 
said James Douglas, as heir of his father, William Douglas of Drumlang- 
rig, knight, baron of the barony of Hawick, in the said lands of the barony 
of Hawick, namely, the town and mill of Hawick, East and West Mains, 
etc. etc., held in property, with the patronage of the churches and chap- 
lainries thereof, and the remaining lands of the barony held in tenandry, 
with the services of free tenants and others. The king's precept directed 
that security should be taken for £20 of the farms of the said lands of 
the property of the barony for the term of Martinmas past, during which 
time they had been in the hands of the Crown, which farms extended to 



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£40 yearly ; and for two arrows, as a duplication of the blench farm ; 
and also 120 merks of the farms of the other lands which were possessed 
in tenandry, and 200 merks of relief thereof due to the king. Done at 
the Market Cross of Hawick, and at the chief messuage of the Mott, 
3d June 1514, 128 

123. Instrument of Sasine, proceeding upon a Precept from the Chancery of King 

James the Fifth, in favour of Robert Douglas, as heir of his father, 
Robert Douglas of Lochleven, of the lands of Logtoun, in the shire of 
Edinburgh, which were held of the Crown in chief. The precept directed 
that security should be taken for two pennies of silver as the duplication 
of the blench farm due to the king. Done at the principal messuage of 
the said lands, 31st October 1514, 129 

124. Obligation by John, Duke of Albany, Regent of Scotland, in his own name 

and that of the king, to grant to Walter Scott of Branxhelme, knight, 
for his good, true, and thankful service done to the king and for the 
welfare of the realm, new infeftment under the Great Seal, of all his 
lands and heritages, held immediately of the Crown, with creation and 
annexation thereof in baronies, in the best form, and the same to be 
expede without composition. Dated and subscribed by the Regent, at 
Edinburgh, 23d September 1516, 131 

125. Retour of the Service, before James Douglas of Cavers, Sheriff of Roxburgh, 

in the Tolbooth of Jedburgh, of Walter Scott, knight, as heir of his father, 
Sir Walter Scott of Branxhelm, knight, of the lands of Buccleuch, Raukil- 
burn, the half of the lands of Branxhelm, the whole lands of Quhitchester, 
Lampatlaw, Elryg, and six husband lands in Grimislaw, called Porter's 
Lands, the lands of Heckfurd, six pounds' worth of the lands of Langtoune, 
and eight husband lands in Grimislaw, in the shire of Roxburgh, and in 
the barony of Branxhelm, by annexation ; which half of the lands of 
Branxhelm was then waste, and in time of peace was valued at 24 merks ; 
and the lands of Quitchester and Lempetlaw were then waste, and in time 
of peace were valued respectively at £20 ; and the lands of Elryg were 
then waste, and in time of peace were valued at £'10 ; and the lands of 
Buccleuch and Rankilburn were then waste, and in time of peace were 
valued respectively at £20 ; and the said Porter's Lands were then and 



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in time of peace valued at £4 ; the lands of Hecfurd, then and in time of 
peace, at £20 ; the £6 lands of Langtoun, then and in time of peace, at 
£6 ; and the eight husband lands of Grimislaw were valued then and in 
time of peace at eight merks ; Buccleuch, Eankilburn, Quhitchester, Lem- 
petlaw, Elryg, and Porter's Lands being held of the Crown blench, for 
payment yearly of a penny Scots for each, if asked ; the half lands of 
Branxhelm, lands of Hecfurd and Langtoun, also of the Crown, by ward 
and relief, and the eight husband lands in Grimislaw of the Earl of Both- 
well, as superior, by ward and relief ; and the whole lands above specified 
were then, and had been for the space of fourteen years, in the hands of 
their respective superiors through the decease of the said Walter Scott, 
knight, of Branxhelm. Dated at Jedburgh, 27th October 1517, 131 

126. Letters of Bailiery by Bobert Abbot of Melrose, appointing Walter Scott of 

Buccleuch, knight, bailie of all the abbey lands called Melroselands, 
excepting Kylesmuir, and also of their lands in Carrick and Nithsdale, for 
nineteen years (in consideration of the divers diligent labours and travails 
which he and his kin and friends had undergone for the good of the said 
abbey), with all the powers and privileges pertaining to the said office. 
Sealed with the common seal of the abbey, and subscribed by the abbot 
and monks, 20th December 1519, 133 

127. Obligation by the said Walter Scott of Buccleuch, knight, to the said Robert, 

abbot of Melrose, and the Convent thereof, whereby, with reference to his 
appointment to the office of bailiery of their lands of Melroseland, Ettrick, 
Bodonow, Eskdalemuir, Ringwoodfield, and East Teviotdale, he becomes 
bound, for himself and his heirs, neither to attempt to raise nor to set any 
lands less or more belonging to the said abbey, nor to output or input any 
tenant or servant in any of the said lands, without special command of 
the said abbot and convent and their successors, nor raise nor use any new 
custom nor due service on their tenants, except such as former bailies 
had done, nor to injure the said abbey or its property in any manner 
through the exercise of the said office of bailiery. Sealed and subscribed 
by the granter, at the said Abbey of Melrose, 20th December 1519, 135 

128. Contract between Sir Walter Scott of Branxhelm, knight, on the one part, 

and James Gledstanes, son and apparent heir of John Gledstanes of 



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[1519- 



129. 



130. 



Cocklaw, and John Gledstanes, son and heir-apparent of the said James, 
on the other part, for the marriage of the said John Gledstanes, younger, 
with Janet Seott, daughter of the said Walter Scott, knight ; whom failing, 
by decease or otherwise, with Christian Scott, also daughter of the said 
Walter, and failing them, any other gentlewoman selected by the said 
Walter : for which marriage the latter became bound to pay to the 
said James Gledstanes 300 merks Scots, as follows, namely, £100 at the 
completing of the said marriage, and £100 within a year and day there- 
after ; and the said James became bound to give his son John, and the 
said Janet or Christian, whom he happened to marry, £10 worth of land 
in the barony of Hundilhillshope and shire of Peebles, and £20 worth of 
land, called Guddisclucht, Unishope, Binkis, and Laugbitts, in the barony 
of Cavers and shire of Eoxburgh ; and if the said lands could not be got 
resigned by consent of the superiors, then the said lands to be given to 
the said Janet or Christian, as said is, in liferent, etc., both parties being- 
bound to keep inviolate the terms of the contract, under a penalty of 
1500 merks. Dated at Branxhelrn, 9th February 1519, 137 

Instrument of Sasine, following upon a Precept from the Chancery of King 
James the Fifth, in favour of Eobert Douglas, grandson and apparent heir 
of Eobert Douglas of Lochleven, in the lands and barony of Logtoun in 
the shire of Edinburgh. The precept from Chancery bore also the lands 
and barony of Langnewtoun, with the patronage of the church thereof, 
in the shire of Eoxburgh. Done at the principal messuage of Logtoun, 
2d September 1022, 139 

Charter by King James the Fifth, with consent of the Lords of the Eegency, 
in the absence of the Eegent Albany, granting to the said Walter Scott of 
Branxhelm, knight, and Elizabeth Carmichael, his spouse, and the sur- 
vivor of them, in conjunct fee, the lands of the town of Eckfurd, in the 
shire of Eoxburgh, which lands belonged to the said Walter, heritably, 
and were resigned by him into the hands of James Archbishop of St. 
Andrews, Chancellor of Scotland, one of the Lords of the Eegency, at 
Edinburgh : To be held by the said Walter and Elizabeth, his spouse, in 
conjunct fee, and by the lawful heirs of their bodies ; whom failing, by 
the said Walter's lawful heirs whomsoever, of the king and his successors, 



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in feu and heritage and free barony for ever, for rendering to the Crown 
for the lauds foresaid, together with the remainder of the said barony, 
the rights and services rendered for the barony prior to the resigna- 
tion thereof. Given under the Great Seal, at Edinburgh, 4th September 
1523, 



140 



131. Charter by Andrew Dury, Postulate of the Abbey of Melrose, granting to 

Walter Scott of Branxhelm, knight, and the lawful heirs-male of his body 
whomsoever, the heritable office of bailiery of all and sundry the lands of 
Melroseland, Ettrickhead, Eodonoland, Eskdalemuir, Ringwoodfield, East 
Teviotdale, and Uiggynnis, and of all the other lands belonging to the abbey, 
excepting the lands of Kilesmuir, Carrick, and Nithsdale, in feu and heritage 
for ever, with all the powers, privileges, and profits belonging to the said 
office, and assigning to the grantee and his heirs foresaid the farms of the 
lands of Northhouse and Thirlstane for their fee. Dated at the said 
Abbey, 17th November 1524, 142 

132. Letters by Laurence, Bishop of Prseneste, Great Penitentiary of Pope 

Clement vn., confirming the foregoing grant by the abbot or postulate of 
Melrose to Sir Walter Scott of Branxhelm, knight, and his heirs and male 
successors lawfully begotten of his body, of the heritable office of bailiery 
of the lands of Melroseland, Ettrickhead, Rodonoland, Eskdalemuir, and 
others, specified in No. 131, supra ; and charging the bishop of Caserta, 
residing at the Court of Rome, and the officials of Lothian and Teviot- 
dale, not to permit the said Sir Walter and his foresaids to be unduly 
disturbed or molested by any persons, either clergy or laymen, in their 
enjoyment of the said office. Given at St. Peter's at Rome, under the 
seal of office of the Penitentiary, 17th May 1525, 143 

133. Letters of Remission by James Archbishop of St. Andrews, Gavin Arch- 

bishop of Glasgow, Gavin Bishop of Aberdeen, and the Earls of Angus, 
Argyll, and Lennox, to William Master of Glen cairn, Walter Scott of 
Branxhame, Ninian Crichtoun of Ballibucht, and John Dunbar of 
Mochrum, for a breach of the peace and crime committed by them on the 
Monday preceding, in the town of Edinburgh (and that for the good and 
thankful service done and to be done by them to the king and to the 
granters), upon condition that they should come to them, and offer to 



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submit themselves to punishment and correction at the king's hands, for 
the repressing of murmurs among the people and among strangers, and 
for stanching the common woes of the realm, — excepting that they 
should pass to the places of Craigmillar, Niddry, Edmonston, Restalrig, 
or Brunstoun, there to remain, not as warders, but for stanching of mur- 
murs. Dated at Edinburgh, 20th July 1525, 145 

134. Letters of Remission by King James the Fifth, under the Privy Seal, with 
advice of his Lords of Council, in favour of Walter Scott of Branxhelme, 
knight, Andrew Ker of Prymside, John Cranstoun of that Ilk, William 
Stewart of Traquair, James Stewart, his brother, and about 160 others, 
for their treasonable art and part of the convocation of the king's lieges 
and coming in " feir of weir " in company with George Lord Home, 
David Home of Wedderburn, and other rebels, to Edinburgh, and thence 
to Stirling, against the Earl of Arran, then his Majesty's lieutenant, and 
for all other crimes committed by them in times past, excepting only the 
crime of treason against his Majesty's own person ; the said letters to 
continue in full force for nineteen years from the date thereof. Given at 
Edinburgh, 9th May 1526, 145 

1 35. Contract of Agreement between Walter Scott of Branxhame, knight, his kin, 
friends, servants, and partisans, on the one part, and James of Murray of 
Fawlayhill, his kin, friends, and servants, on the other part, whereby the 
said Walter and his foresaids agree to pay to the said James Murray and 
his friends, for slaughters and spoliation of the Hangingshaw committed 
by them, the sum of 500 merks ; and the said James agreed to renounce 
and give over all apprising of the lands of Kirkurd, and to deliver the 
charter and sasine to the said Walter immediately after security was 
found for payment of the said sum ; and both parties agreed to take part 
in each other's " good, honest, and lawful quarrels " against all men, except- 
ing the king's allegiance ; the said Walter also becoming bound to do 
such suffrage as use and custom was for deadly feud. Dated 14th 
October 1527, 148 

136. Letters by King James the Fifth, with advice of the Lords of his Council, 
ordaining a remission to be made under his Great Seal, in due form, to 
Walter Scott of Branxelme, knight, John Cranstoun of that Ilk, Robert 



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Scott of Allauhauch, William Turnbull of Minto, John Scott of Borthauch, 
and others therein specified, for their treasonable art and part of array- 
ing of fields and battles at Melrose and beside Linlithgow, against his 
Majesty's authority (he being there personally present, and his banner 
displayed), and for all other crimes of treason, lese-majesty, and offences 
whatsoever committed by the said persons in times past, without any 
exception, on condition of their granting satisfaction to parties complain- 
ing, in terms of law. Subscribed by the King, at Edinburgh, 3d December 
1527, 149 

137. Letters of Pardon by King James the Fifth, under his Great Seal, to Walter 

Scott of Branxhelme, knight, and several of his relatives, friends, tenants, 
and others his partisans, for all crimes prior to the date of the remission, 
and discharging and freeing the said Walter from his retirement in France, 
exonering also his cautioners for his retirement of the sum of £10,000 
Scots, for which they stood enacted in the Books of Council, namely, 
William Master of Glencairn, Archibald Douglas of Kilspindy, Treasurer 
of Scotland, Alexander Jardine of Appilgarth, and William Scott of Balwery, 
knights, and charging his Majesty's Wardens, Lieutenants, Sheriffs, Bailies, 
and all other officers, not to molest the said Walter nor his foresaids in 
their persons, lands, tacks, or goods, moveable or immoveable, except in 
order of law. Dated at Aberdeen, 10th February 1527, 150 

138. Retour of the Service, before the Sheriffs-depute of Edinburgh, of Giles 

Cranstoun, as heiress of her father, William Cranstoun of Rathobires, in 
the third part of the lands of Logtoun, in the shire of Edinburgh, which 
were then valued at twenty merks, and in time of peace at £5, and were 
held of the king in chief by the service due and wont ; the half of which 
third part of Logtoun had been in the hands of the king for the space 
of twenty years or thereby, by reason of ward, through the death of the 
said William. Done in the Tolbooth of Edinburgh, on the 4th March 
1527, 150 

139. Declaration made by King James the Fifth, in presence of the Lords of his 

Council therein named, to the effect that Walter Scott of Buccleuch was 
charged by his Highness, and the Earls of Angus, Lennox, and other 

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Lords, who were with his Majesty for the time at Jedburgh and Melrose, 
to gather his folk and make his musters as others did, and that he, the 
said Walter, came to Melrose only at his Majesty's command, and in token 
thereof came only in a leathern coat and with a black bonnet on his head, 
and that he professed himself willing to obey the macers that came to him 
to fulfil the king's commands in all points, and either to remove home 
and disperse his followers, or to abide with his Majesty, at his pleasure. 
Dated 6th July 1528, ....: 151 

140. Discharge granted by King James the Fifth to Walter Scott of Branxhelme, 

knight, for 240 merks Scots, as composition for the ward, relief, and non- 
entry duties of the lands and lordship of Bedrule, and marriage of the 
heir thereof, disponed to the said Walter by his Majesty by his letters 
under the Privy Seal. Dated and subscribed by the King, at Edinburgh, 
9th July [1528J, 152 

141. Obligation by James Murray of Fawlahill to deliver to Sir Walter Scott of 

Branxhelme, knight, all charters, precepts, instruments of sasine, and all 
other evidents made to the granter by the said Sir "Walter of the apprising 
of the lands of Kirkurd, and to resign into the king's hands, in favour of 
the said Sir Walter, the whole of the said lands within forty days, under 
a penalty of 500 merks. Dated at Selkirk, 2d August 1528, 152 

142. Gift by King James the Fifth to Sir Walter Scott of Branxhelme, knight, 

and his heirs and assignees, of the ward, relief, and non-entry of all the 
lands and annualrents which belonged to the late George Turnbull of 
Bedrule, with the tower, mill, and fishings thereof, and which were in 
the king's hands by reason of ward, together with the marriage of Thomas 
Turnbull, son of the said George, with all the profits thereof : To be held, 
the said ward and marriage, by the said Walter and his foresaids, with the 
profits of the same, with power to them to dispone them to others should 
they think it expedient. Given under the Privy Seal, at Edinburgh, 9th 
July 1528, 1 153 

1 43. Bond of Manrent by Ninian and David Armstrong, whereby they became 

bound, with their kinsmen and friends, to be true and leal men and ser- 
vants to George, Lord Home, and his heirs, during all the time that they 



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or their heirs held of his Lordship or his heirs, in heritage or in asseda- 
tion, the lauds of the over parish of Ewesdale, in the shire of Dumfries, 
which they then held in feu-farm and heritage of his Lordship. Dated 
at Home, 10th July 1528, 154 

144. Letters of Eemission by King James the Fifth, in favour of William 

Tumbull, frank-tenementar of Mynto, Robert Scott, tutor of Howpaslot, 
Robert Scott of Alanhauch, and William Scott of Hassindene, of certain 
crimes of which they had been convicted in a process of forfeiture led 
against them by the Crown, whereby, for the good, true, and thankful 
service done to his Majesty by Walter Scott of Branxhelme, knight, their 
chief, he remitted to them the escheat of their moveable goods, and dis- 
charged them thereof. Given under his Majesty's hand and seal, at 
Edinburgh, 12th July 1528, 155 

145. Precept of Sasine by Walter Scott of Branxhelme, knight, to William Scott 

and others his bailies, for infefting his sou, David Scott, in the lands and 
baronies of Branxhelme and Eckfurd, in the shire of Roxburgh ; the 
lands and barony of Kirkurd, in the shire of Peebles ; and the lands, 
tenements, and lordships of Buecleuch, Rankilburne, and Lempetlaw, in 
the shire of Roxburgh, under reservation by the granter of the frank-tene- 
ment of all the said lands, baronies, and others during his lifetime, and a 
reasonable terce thereof to his spouse. Dated at Edinburgh, 20th October 
1528, -. 156 

146. Charter of Confirmation by King James the Fifth, under the Great Seal, 

confirming the charter granted by Walter Scott of Branxhelme, knight, to 
his son, David Scott, for the special favour and affection which he bore to 
him, of the lands and baronies of Branxhelme and Eckfurd, in the shire of 
Roxburgh ; the lands and barony of Kirkurd, in the shire of Peebles ; 
and the lands, tenements, and lordships of Buecleuch, Rankilburn, and 
Lempetlaw, in the. shire of Roxburgh : To be held, the said lands, baronies, 
and others above mentioned, by the said David Scott and his heirs, of the 
king and his successors, in feu and heritage and free barony for ever, for 
rendering yearly to them the rights and services due and wont ; under 
reservation of the said Walter Scott's liferent of the whole of the said 



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lands, baronies, and others, and a reasonable terce thereof to his spouse. 

The charter is dated at Edinburgh, the 20th, and the king's confirmation 

is dated at North Berwick, the 28th, October 1528, 157 

147. Ratification by King James the Fifth of an Act of the Scottish Parliament, 

held at Edinburgh, 5th September 1528, declaring that the accusation 
and crime imputed to Walter Scott of Branxhame, knight, through his 
convocation and gathering made at Melrose, alleging him to have come 
against his Grace, was not true, but false and feigned, and that he and his 
people came there at that time by his Majesty's special command, and the 
command of the Earls of Angus and Lennox, and of the other lords who 
were with his Majesty at Jedburgh, and declaring him innocent of such 
alleged crimes, and of the summons of treason raised against him. 
Given under the testimony of the Great Seal, at Edinburgh, 24th May 
1529, 158 

148. Signature by King James the Fifth, ordaining a charter to be made under 

the Great Seal to Sir Walter Scott of Branxhelme, knight, for his good, 
true, and thankful service done to his Majesty, of the lands in the 
lordship of Jedburgh Forest and shire of Roxburgh, which belonged to 
Archibald, sometime Earl of Angus, and were apprised to his Majesty for 
castle wards due to him : To be held of the king for performing the 
services due and wont. Dated at Edinburgh, September 1529, 159 

149. Letters under the Signet of King James the Fifth, directed to Walter Scott 

of Branxhelme, knight, charging him to apprehend and bring to justice 
William Cockburn of Henderland, who was accused of daily resetting and 
assisting thieves and traitors, and who could not be apprehended by his 
Majesty's officers ; and also to seize upon all his moveable goods and 
escheat them to his Majesty's use. [1529], 160 

150. Letters under the Signet of King James the Fifth to his Sheriffs in that part, 

charging John Abbot of Jedburgh, Walter Scott of Branxhelme, knight, 
and John Edmestoun of that Ilk (who all claimed right to the teind- 
sheaves of the lands of Ednam), to desist from all convocation of his 
Majesty's lieges, and from intromitting with the said teinds, until it should 



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be decided which of them had most right thereto. Dated at Linlithgow, 
5th September [1530], with executions indorsed, dated 10th, 11th, and 
12th September 1530, 160 

151. Contract between Walter Scott of Branxhelme, knight, on the one part, and 

Andrew Ker of Fernyhirst, and Janet Ker, his daughter, relict of George 
Turnbull of Bedrule, on the other part, for the marriage of the said 
Walter with the said Janet, whereby the former becomes bound to give to 
the latter in liferent, and to the lawful heirs-male to be gotten between 
them, heritably, whom failing, to return to the said Walter and his 
heirs whomsoever, all his proper lands of the lordship of Jedburgh 
Forest, except the tenantries and the advowson of the church thereof ; 
to be held of the said Walter and his heirs in free blench : and in 
respect the parties were related to each other within the forbidden 
degrees of affinity and consanguinity, the said Walter and Andrew 
became bound to obtain a dispensation from Rome at their joint 
expense. For which marriage and causes above specified the said Andrew 
Ker became bound to cause his said daughter deliver to the said Walter, 
in name of tocher, all the insight and other goods belonging to her, except 
the heirship of the heir of Bedrule, and to make the same free to him, 
with her third of the lands and lordship of Bedrule, and all others belong- 
ing to her as terce through the death of the said George Turnbull. her 
spouse ; and the said Andrew became bound to relieve the said Walter of 
the bairns' part of gear of the bairns of the said Janet ; and in the event 
of the said Walter dying before the completion of the marriage, the 
said Andrew to cause his daughter to resign to the heirs of the said 
Walter the property of the lands and lordship of Jedburgh Forest ; and 
the parties bound themselves to fulfil the terms of the contract in all 
points, under a penalty of 1500 merks. Dated at Edinburgh, January 
1530, 162 

152. Signature by King James the Fifth, ordaining a remission to be made 

under the Great Seal in due form to Symon Armstrong, called the Laird, 
and Clement Crosar, for treasonable fire-raising and burning of Little 
Newtoun, and for treasonable taking of Walter Scott of Branxhelm. 



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knight, in company with Englishmen, and treasonable inbringing of them 

within the realm, etc. Subscribed by his Majesty, at Edinburgh, 26th 

January 1531, 164 

153. Discharge by King James the Fifth, under the Signet, to Walter Scott of 

Branxhelme, knight, of the bond granted by him to his Majesty at the 
preceding Justiciary Court held at Jedburgh, for the peaceable behaviour 
of Adam and Gavin Turnbull, — the said Walter entering them into the 
king's ward in the Castle of Blackness. Dated at Stirling, 14th Decem- 
ber [1534], 165 

154. Letters by Archibald Earl of Argyll, Justice- General of Scotland, attesting 

that Robert Scott of Allanehauch compeared before him in the Justiciary 
Court, held in the Tolbooth of Jedburgh, on 19th April 1535, indicted 
for being art and part in the treasonable inbringing of thieves and traitors 
from Liddesdale to the town of Mydlem, and for plundering and away 
carrying from the poor tenants thereof 100 cows and oxen, and 20 horses 
and mares, and for the violent seizing of a horse from John Mark, servant 
to the Lord of Borthwick, and for other crimes of theft, fire-raising, and 
others therein mentioned ; and that the said Eobert, in the face of the 
Court, utterly denied the whole charges, and after trial by a condign 
assize, was found entirely innocent thereof. Given under the Seal of the 
Justiciary Office, the said 19th April 1535, 165 

155. Composition for the Remission granted to William Scott, son of Robert Scott 

of Allanehauch, residing in the shire of Roxburgh, for intercommuning with 
William Scott, his uncle, the king's rebel, being at his horn, and for 
wounding and hurting George Turnbull, son of Thomas Turnbull, and for 
all action and charge that might follow thereon. Subscribed by the Lords 
Compositors, at Jedburgh, 4th May 1535, 167 

156. Eetour of the Special Service, before the Sheriff of Selkirk in that part, of 

James Creichtoun, son of the deceased James Creichtoun of Cranstoun- 
riddel, as heir of his said father, of the place and lands of Cattislak, with 
the tower and fortalice thereof, the places and lands of Easter and Wester 
Montberngear, and the place and lands of Blackgrane, in the lordship of 
Ettrick Forest and shire of Selkirk : which lands of Cattiskk, with tower, 



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etc., thereof, were then valued at £71, 16s. 8d. Scots, and in time of peace 
were valued at 40 merks Scots ; and the lands of Easter Montberngear 
were then valued at £72, 3s. 4d. Scots, and in time of peace at 40 
merks ; and the lands of Wester Montberngear were then valued at 
£72, 3s. 4d., and in time of peace at 40 merks ; and the lands of Black- 
grane were then valued at £71, lGs. Sd., and in time of peace at 40 
merks money foresaid, and were all held of the king in chief, in feu-farm, 
for rendering yearly for each of the said places the feu-farms above 
specified, with a duplication thereof at the entry of each heir, and had all 
been in the king's hands for thirteen weeks, or thereby, on account of 
the death of the said James, the elder. Done in the Tolbooth of Edin- 
burgh, 22d January 1539, 167 

1-37. Letters by King James the Fifth, under the Signet, directed to his Chan- 
cellor, President, and Lords of Council and Session, granting power and 
licence to Walter Scott of Branxholme, knight, who was then in his 
Majesty's ward, to carry on certain law proceedings against Jonet Scott, 
heir of the deceased Walter Scott of Howpaslott and Thomas M'Dowell 
of M'Caristoun, her spouse, and discharging his Majesty's advocate from 
pursuing the action for the Crown against the said Walter. Subscribed 
by the King at Edinburgh, 12th June [1540], 169 

158. Offers made by Walter Scott of Branxholme, knight, to the Lords of the Privy 
Council of Scotland — -1. To keep good rule and order in time coming within 
the bounds of Teviotdale, and make the inhabitants as peaceable and obedient 
to the king and his laws as any part of Lothian, etc. ; 2. To take upon 
himself the rule of Eskdale, Ewisdale, and Wauchopdale, in the event of 
Lord Maxwell declining to do so, and to cause the inhabitants thereof to 
observe the laws, and to cause pledges to be entered to the king for all 
surnames and clans necessary within the said bounds, etc. ; 3. To cause 
Lord Bothwell to pass to the Hermitage, should such be his Majesty's 
pleasure, and to remain there fifteen days, and to assist his Lordship, if 
necessary, in making the clans and surnames of Liddesdale enter pledges 
for their peaceable behaviour, and to be ready at the king's command to 
burn, slay, and destroy, once every fifteen days, until they gave his 
Majesty sufficient pledges. To which offers, for the fulfilment whereof 



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Malcolm, Lord Fleming, Eobert Charteris of Amisfield, and Ninian 

Crichtoun of Bellibocht were cautioners, is annexed a warrant under his 

Majesty's hand for the said Laird of Buccleuch and Eobert Scott of 

Wamfray being freed from ward ; the said Eobert simpliciter, and the 

Laird of Buccleuch entering two friends to remain in ward as pledges for 

him. Circa 1540, 169 

159. Eent Eoll of the lands of the Lordship of Liddesdale, made at the Castle of 

Hermitage by David Wood of Craig, Comptroller of Accounts, and given 
up by him, containing a list of the names and extent of the various 
farms, more than 140 in number, the names of the tenants, and in 
general the yearly rent, which is always expressed either in merks or 
in shillings and pence. Dated 7th May 1541, 171 

160. Notarial Instrument, recording that Walter Scott of Branxhame, knight, 

had arrived at the burgh of Elgin, in the diocese of Moray, on the 1 6th 
day of August 1541, in terms of a command delivered to him by King 
James the Fifth. Done within the said burgh, in the common king's 
highway thereof, in presence of the provost and many other witnesses, 
17th August 1541, 17 8 

161. Discharge by David Betoun, Cardinal Archbishop of St. Andrews, and 

Archibald Betoun of Capildra, testamentary tutors of James Creichtoun of 
Cranstounriddall, son and heir of the deceased James Creichtoun of Cran- 
stounriddall, to Jonet Betoun, relict of the said deceased James, of all mails, 
farms, grassums, and duties of the lands of Cranstounriddall and Murehous, 
in the shire of Edinburgh, Blackgrane, Catslak, Montberngeare Easter 
and Wester, in the shire of Selkirk, pertaining to the said James in fee 
and heritage, for all the years and terms during which the said mails, etc., 
had been intromitted with by the said Jonet. Sealed with the Cardinal's 
seal, and dated at Edinburgh, 14th November 1542, 179 

162. Letters by Mary Queen of Scots, under her Privy Seal, with consent of the 

Eegent Arran, appointing Walter Scott of Branxhelme, knight, and the 
lawful heirs-male of his body by Jonet Betoun, his spouse, captains and 
keepers of the place and Castle of Newark, in the lordship of Ettrick 
Forest and shire of Selkirk, for nineteen years, with power to them to 



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make deputies and constables under them for whom they should be 
answerable ; for the exercising of which office her Majesty granted to the 
said Walter and his heirs foresaid, the lands of Carterhauch, Quhithilwra, 
Auldwerk, and Huntlie, in the lordship and shire foresaid, with the' 
mails, farms, and duties thereof, during the said space of nineteen years. 
Dated at Edinburgh, 9th November 1543, 180 

163. Letters by Queen Mary, under the Signet, directed to William Hardy, her 

Sheriff in that part, narrating that her Majesty and the Regent Arran 
had received certain information that Walter Ker of Cessford, alleging 
himself to be Warden of the Middle Marches, had concurred with, fortified, 
and assisted Archibald Earl of Angus, who had usurped the office of 
lieutenant of the south parts of her Majesty's realm, George Douglas, his 
brother, and others, being under summons for certain crimes of treason 
and lese-majesty, and that he had also divers times treasonably intercom- 
muned with the English, her Majesty's ancient enemies, and was using 
his office of Warden, not as it ought to be, but for his own private ends, 
therethrough usurping her Majesty's authority wrongfully ; and charging 
the said Sheriff to pass to the market crosses of Edinburgh, Jedburgh, 
Selkirk, and other places needful, and by open proclamation discharge the 
said Walter Ker, and all others in his name, usurpers of the said office of 
wardenry, from exercising the same. Dated at Edinburgh, 22d October 
1544, 182 

164. Ratification by Queen Mary, under the Quarter Seal, with consent of the 

Regent Arran, of an Act of the Scottish Parliament, held at Edinburgh 
on the 12th December 1543, confirming a previous Ratification by the 
Crown, dated 30th March 1543, of an Act of the Scottish Parliament, 
held at Edinburgh on 15th March 1542, bearing that Walter Scott of 
Branxholm, knight, had appeared in the Justiciary Court held at Jed- 
burgh on 19th April 1535, and placed himself at his late Majesty's will, 
for fear of his life, for the alleged assistance rendered by him to the Lord 
Daker and other Englishmen at the time of the burning of Cavers and 
Dennume, and that his Majesty a little before his death had released the 
said Walter from ward, and restored him to his property, offices, and honours : 
which Act her Majesty ratified and confirmed. Dated 30th April 1545, 183 

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165. Obligation by Elizabeth, Prioress of Haddington, to keep the place and 

fortalice of Nunraw securely against the English, and not to deliver 
it to any person or persons without the advice and command of the 
Governor ; and in the event of the English attacking the place, and her 
being unable to defend it, she became bound to cast it down, and to burn 
and destroy it, so that it should not be habitable thereafter. Dated at 
Haddington, 28th February 1547, 185 

166. Memoranda relative to the proceedings of Sir Walter Scott of Branxhelme, 

knight, Walter Ker of Cessfurd, John Ker of Ferny'hirst, William Scott, 
son of the said Sir Walter, Robert Seott of Howpaslott, Eobert Scott of 
Wamphray, Walter Scott of Syntoun, and others, after the battle of Pinkie 
had been fought and lost by the supporters of Queen Mary, on 10th 
September 1547, bearing that they met together bewest Cousland, and 
bound themselves to be leill and true to the queen and those bearing 
her authority, and to exert themselves for the " common wele " against 
the English, and appointed a tryst to be held at Ancrumwoodhead 
upon the 12th of the said month, at which tryst the above named, 
with the whole gentlemen of Teviotdale, were sworn to the above 
effect : notwithstanding which the Lairds of Cessfurd, Fernihirst, Mark 
Ker, and others, met with Sir Ralph Bolmer, Sir Oswald Wilstrop, 
and others sent from the Protector of England, without the knowledge of 
the said Sir Walter Scott, William Scott, his son, and their friends, and 
remained in the English camp until their departure from Scotland, etc. 
The remainder of the memoranda relates to the destruction by Lord Gray 
and Andrew Ker, brother of Cessfurd, of the crops of the said Sir Walter 
Scott and his friends, the burning of the town of Hawick, the tower of 
Catslack, with the said Walter's mother therein, the town of Selkirk, etc. 
[1547-48], 185 

167. Letters by Mary of Guise, Queen-Dowager of James the Fifth and mother 

of Queen Mary, whereby, on the narrative that Walter Scott of Branxholme, 
knight, had granted his bond of manrent to serve her Majesty all the days 
of his life, she became bound, on the faith of a princess, to maintain, assist, 
and defend the said AValter in all his honest and lawful actions, quarrels, 



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and controversies against all persons whomsoever, the queen, her daughter, 
only excepted. Dated and subscribed by the Queen-Mother, at Edinburgh, 
13th August 1548, 187 

168. Grant by Mary Queen of Scots, with consent of the Kegent Arran, to Walter 

Scott of Branxholme, knight, and his heirs and assignees, of the ward of 
all lands and annualrents that pertained to the deceased Turn- 
bull of Mynto, and which were then in the queen's hands by reason of 
ward, until the entry of the lawful heir thereto, at his lawful age : To be 
held, the said ward and non-entry of the said lands, with the relief thereof, 
during the said space, by the said Walter and his foresaids ; with power 
to them to intromit with the mails, profits, and duties thereof. Given 
under the Privy Seal, at Musselburgh, 28th August 1548, 188 

169. Letters of Diligence by the Lords of Council, anent the Summons raised at 

the instance of Walter Scott of Branxholme, knight, against Walter Ker 
of Cessfurd, Mark Ker of Litildane, and George Ker of Lintoun, for their 
wrongous, violent, and masterful spoliation, and withholding from the said 
Walter Scott, on the 15th of January 1547-8, of divers goods and gear 
pertaining to him, forth of his lands, places, and houses within his stead- 
ing of Newark, in the lordship of Ettrick Forest and shire of Selkirk ; 
by which letters, which state that the said Walter Ker failed to compear 
before them in terms of, and on the day named in, the said summons, their 
Lordships continue the same in force as before till the 12th day of May 
next following. Dated at Edinburgh, 4th April 1549, 189 

170. Bond of Maintenance by Mary of Guise, Queen-Dowager of Scotland, 

whereby, on the narrative that William Scott of Kirkurde, knight, son 
and apparent heir of Walter Scott of Branxholme, knight, had granted to 
her his bond of manrent, and for other reasonable causes moving her 
thereto, her Majesty became bound to maintain^and defend the said 
William in all his honest and lawful actions, quarrels, and controversies 
whatsoever, and also became bound to give to the said William Scott and 
his assignees, yearly during his lifetime, as much of fees and profits as 
the deceased John Melvin of Rayth had from her for his service rendered 
to her. Dated at Edinburgh, 24th June 1549, 190 



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171. Charter by Robert Scott of Howpaslot, with consent of Isabella Murray, his 

spouse, to Hector Turnbull, brother-gerinan to David Turnbull, Lord of 
Wauchop, and his heirs and assignees, of all and sundry his two husband 
lands lying in the town and territory of Appletreehall, in the barony of 
Hassindene and shire of Roxburgh, for a certain sum of money paid to 
him in his necessity : To be held of the granter and his heirs for ever, 
for rendering to them a penny Scots yearly, in name of blench farm, on 
the ground of the said lands, at Whitsunday, if asked, only. Dated at 
Appletreehall, 29th July 1549, „ 191 

172. Letters by Mary of Guise, Queen-Dowager of Scotland, whereby, on the 

narrative that William Scott of Kirkurd, knight, son and apparent heir 
of Walter Scott of Branxholme, knight, had sustained great damages and 
herschip through the faithful part kept by him toward the Commonwealth, 
for defence of its liberty against her ancient enemies of England, and had 
given her his bond of manrent, for which she had given him her letters 
of maintenance, her Majesty granted him a pension of £100 Scots out 
of her lands of Ster and Morthowcarny, in the shire of Fife. Dated at 
Edinburgh, 30th August 1549, 192 

173. Letters of diligence by the Lords of Council, anent the Summons raised at 

the instance of Walter Scott of Branxholme, knight, as assignee lawfully 
constituted by Philip Scott in Todshawhill, Adam Scott in Whithope, and 
others, against Walter Ker of Cesfurd, John Ker of Fernihirst, Mark Ker 
of Litildane, and others therein named, for their violent and masterful 
spoliation, in company with Patrick Lord Gray, Lieutenant of the north 
part of Englaud, and their taking away, burning, and destroying the said 
Walter's lands of Goldland, in the shire of Roxburgh, barns, and barn- 
yards thereof, with 200 thraves of bear, and divers other corns and cattle, 
whereby their Lordships, in respect that the said John Ker, Walter Ker, 
and others had failed to compear before them on the day specified in the 
said summons, continued the same in force till the 24th day of February 
following. Dated at Edinburgh, 3d December 1549, 193 

174. Bond of Manrent by William Scott of Kirkurd, knight, son and apparent 
heir of Walter Scott of Branxholm, knight, whereby he became bound to 



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serve the Queen-Dowager, Mary of Guise, all the days of his life, in all 
matters whatever, and especially against the English, and all disturbers of 
the peace of the realm of Scotland. Signed by the granter, 1549, 195 

175. Letters of Protection by James Earl of Arran, Regent of Scotland, to the 

persons who were to accompany Walter Scott of Branxholme, knight, to 
Liddesdale on business intrusted by the Regent to the said Sir Walter. 
Subscribed by the Regent, at Edinburgh, 29th April 1550, 195 

176. Commission by Blary Queen of Scots, under the Privy Seal, with advice of 

the Regent Arran, appointing Walter Scott of Branxholme, knight, Lieu- 
tenant of the Middle Marches between Mynto Crage and Craykcorse, the 
rule of which the said Walter had taken upon himself ; with power to 
him to punish all transgressors within the said bounds, according to the 
laws of the Borders, and to exercise the said office of lieutenantry within 
the same, and to convene with the lieutenants or wardens of England on the 
days appointed for administering justice and making regulations for better 
observance of the laws. The commission, which was to remain in force 
for nineteen years, is dated at Edinburgh, 2 9 th April 1550, 1 9 G 

,177. Bond granted by Walter Scott of Branxhelme, knight, William Scott of 
Kirkurd, knight, and the Scotts of Howpaslot, Wamphray, Harden, 
Thirlstane, and others, eleven in number, to Mary Queen of Scots and the 
Regent Arran, whereby they became bound to concur with the Regent in 
his endeavours to "put gud ordour in the cuntre," and to secure to the 
inhabitants of the realm who had in the late troublous times been " brynt, 
hereit," and reduced to extreme poverty by the English, the peaceable 
possession of their lands, rooms, and privileges, and otherwise to assist his 
Grace in his reasonable purposes, as they had been accustomed to do to 
her Majesty's predecessors in times past. Dated at Ancrum, and sub- 
scribed by a notary, the granters respectively touching his pen, the 21st 
May 1550, 197 

178. Lease granted by James Creichtoun of Oranstoun Riddall, with consent of 
William Scott of Kirkurd, knight, and Walter Scott of Syntoun, his 
curators, to his best beloved mother, Dame Jonet Betoun, spouse to Walter 



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Scott of Branxhelme, knight, and her heirs and assignees, of the lands of 
Cranstoun Eiddall, commonly called the Mains of Cranstonn, with the 
manor-place, gardens, orchards, parks, and " dowcats " thereof, in the 
shire of Edinburgh and constabulary of Haddington, together with the 
lands of Catslak, Easter and Wester Montbenger, and Blakgrane, in the 
lordship of Ettrick Forest and shire of Selkirk, for nineteen years, for 
payment of the sum of £46, 13s. 4d. yearly, namely, £26, 13s. 4d. for 
Cranstoun Eiddall, and £20 for the other lands above mentioned. Dated 
at Branxhelme, 20th August 1550, 199 

179. Bond of Maintenance by John Archbishop of St. Andrews, whereby, on the 

narrative that Walter Scott of Branxhelme, knight, had made and given 
to him a bond of manrent, his Grace became bound, on the faith of " ane 
prelate," to maintain and defend the said Sir Walter Scott, knight, during 
his Grace's lifetime, in all his lawful and honest actions, causes, and 
quarrels ; the Queen's authority and that of the Regent only excepted. 
Sealed with the archbishop's round seal, and dated at Edinburgh, 31st 
December 1550, 201 

180. Commission by Mary Queen of Scots, under the Great Seal, bearing that, for 

the repression of thefts, robberies, depredations, homicides, and fire-raisings, 
and similar cruel, dreadful, and iniquitous crimes committed by the inhabit- 
ants of the lordship of Liddesdale upon her Majesty's faithful subjects in 
times past, and that her subjects might be able to live in tranquillity, 
without damage from the said inhabitants in time to come, her Majesty 
had, with the advice and consent of the Eegent Arran, appointed Walter 
Scott of Branxhame, knight, Governor-general and Justiciar within the 
lordship of Liddesdale and the whole bounds of Teviotdale, where any of 
the old inhabitants and tribes, commonly called the clans of Liddesdale, 
remained : with power to the said Walter and his deputies to hold Justiciary 
Courts as often as they should deem it expedient, and to punish trans- 
gressors according to the laws of the realm, exact fines and escheats of 
Court, and apply the same to his own private use, and to denounce and 
put to the horn, as rebels, all fugitives from the said Courts ; with power 
also to the said AValter and his deputies to inbring the goods of such 
persons, as her Majesty's escheat, and to apprehend themselves ; failing 



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which, to burn their dwellings, and put their families to fire and sword ; 
and in the event of the said Walter or his deputies, or their assistants, 
killing, mutilating, or wounding any such rebels in their resistance, they 
were not in consequence thereof to suffer any prejudice in their persons, 
lands, or goods, etc. etc. Dated at Edinburgh, 3d April 1551, 201 

181. Commission by Mary Queen of Scots, under the Great Seal, whereby, on the 

narrative of the good, faithful, and gratuitous service rendered to her 
Majesty and to the Regent Arran, by Walter Scott of Branxhelme, knight, 
in times past, and specially in the defence of the liberty of the kingdom 
against " our ancient enemies the English," wherethrough he had sustained 
great losses by burning and other depredations, and on the further narrative 
that her Majesty's poor subjects of the Middle Marches were grievously 
troubled and plundered by thieves, robbers, and other evil doers, she, for 
the suppressing and punishing of such evil doers, appointed the said 
Walter Scott her Warden and Justiciar within the bounds of the Middle 
Marches, with all fees and dues thereof; granting to him power to hold 
Courts of Wardenry and of Justiciary, and to convene all and sundry the 
inhabitants within the said bounds, and cause them to assist in the defence 
of the kingdom against the English, and in the pursuit and capture of 
the said thieves, rebels, and evil doers, etc. The commission to remain in 
force for one year, and after that, at her Majesty's and the Regent's pleasure. 
Dated at Edinburgh, 29th June 1551, 204 

182. Letters by Queen Mary, under the Signet, directed to her Sheriffs in that 

part, whereby, on the narrative that certain of the inhabitants within the 
Middle Marches would not obey Walter Scott of Branxholme, knight, her 
Majesty's Warden and Justiciar within the said bounds, she commanded 
her Sheriff to charge, by open proclamation at the market cross of Jed- 
burgh, and other places needful, the inhabitants of the said bounds to 
answer and obey the said Walter and his deputies and officers in the 
execution of his office of Wardenry and Justiciary. Dated at Edinburgh, 
30th June [1551], 205 

183. Act of the Privy Council of Queen Mary, obtained upon the representation 

of Sir Walter Scott of Branxholme, knight, in consequence of the pro- 



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duction by the latter to their Lordships in Council of four articles, 
forming a ground of controversy between the subjects both of Scotland 
and England on both sides of the Middle Marches, respecting the punish- 
ment of perjury, theft, and other misdeeds committed on the Scottish side 
of the Border, etc. Dated at Stirling, 23d March 1551, 206 

184. Letters by Mary Queen of Scots, with consent of the Regent Arran, exempt- 

ing Walter Scott of Bransholm, knight, from attendance at inquests, 
assizes, etc., on account of his onerous duties as Warden of the Middle 
Marches, and also of his great age, — he being upwards of sixty years old. 
Dated at Stirling, 20th May 1552,... 208 

185. Indictments against John Hume of Coldenknows, James Douglas of Cavers, 

Andrew Ker of Primsidlouch, Andrew Ker, son to Walter Ker of Cesfurd, 
Walter Ker, son to Andrew Ker of Hirsell, knight, and others therein 
specified, for the cruel murder and slaughter of Walter Scott of 
Branxholme, knight, Warden of the Middle Marches of Scotland, Keeper, 
Governor, and Justice-General of Liddesdale, under silence of night, in the 
town of Edinburgh, by piercing him through with their swords. [1552], 209 

186. Inventory of the goods which belonged to the deceased William Scott, 

younger of Buccleuch, knight, of Kirkurd, who died intestate, made by 
Walter Scott of Branxhelm, knight, his father, and Walter Scott, son and 
heir of the said William, at Branxhelm, 19th May 1552, which exhibits 
his live stock, grain, and utensils as amounting to £549, 19s. 8d., and 
the debts due by him to various persons named to £387, 0s. 6d. To 
this inventory is annexed a decreet by the Commissary-General of 
Glasgow, appointing Walter Scott, son and heir of the said William, his 
sole executor-dative to his whole goods and gear ; and also appointing 
Walter Scott of Branxholme, father of the said William, tutor to the saiil 
Walter during his minority. Sealed with the seal of office of the Vicar- 
General of Glasgow, at Glasgow, 4th July 1552, 211 

187. Retour of the Special Service, before William Douglas, Sheriff-Depute of 

Roxburgh, of Walter Scott, as heir of his grandfather, Walter Scott of 
Branxhelme, knight, in the 24 merk lands of Branxhelme, and the man- 
sion-house and mill thereof; the lands of Quhitchester, the lands of 



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Buccleucli, Rankilbum, with the pertinents ; the lands of Eilrige, Milsyn- 
toun, Lernpetlaw, six husband lands in Grymslaw, commonly called 
Portar's Lands, in the shire of Roxburgh ; also the lands of Kirkurd, in 
the shire of Peebles, annexed by royal charter to the barony of Branxhelme ; 
the lands of Ringwoodfield, and the office of bailiery of Melroseland, 
Ettrickhead, Rodonoland, Eskdalemuir, East Teviotdale land and Ugings, 
belonging to the abbacy of Melrose ; also the lands of Northhouse and 
Thirlstane, in fee, for the said office of bailiery : which lands of Branxhelm 
were then valued at £2-1, and in time of peace at 2-1 merks ; and the lands 
of Buccleuch and Rankilbum, and the lands of Quhitchester and lands of 
Lempetlaw, then valued at £20 respectively, and the same in time of 
peace ; and the lands of Eilrige and lands of Mylsyntoun, then valued 
at £10 respectively, and the same in time of peace ; and Portar's Lands, 
then valued at £6, and the same in time of peace; and the lands of 
Kirkurd, valued at 80 merks, and Ringwoodfield at £52, and the same 
respectively in time of peace ; and the office of bailiery of Melrose, with 
the lands of Northhouse and Thirlstane, valued at £20, and the same 
in time of peace ; and the said lands were all (except the three last men- 
tioned) held of the queen in chief by blench farm, — Branxhelm for 
payment of a red rose, and the other lands, respectively, for payment of 
a penny Scots, all in name of blench farm ; and Ringwoodfield, etc., were 
held of the Abbot of Melrose in feu, for payment of £52. Expede in 
the Tolbooth of Jedburgh, 6th February 1553, 214 

188. inquest made before Alexander Hepburn of Whitsome, Sheriff-Depute of 

Edinburgh, relative to the annual value of old extent of the lands of 
Logtoun-Douglas, and Logtoun-Creichtoun, the former of which the assize 
found to extend yearly to £4, and the latter to 40 shillings, both of old 
extent. Dated at Edinburgh, 2d March 1554, 217 

189. Retour of the Special Service, before the Sheriffs of Edinburgh in that 

part, of James Hepburn, as heir of his father, Patrick Earl of Bothwell, 
in the whole earldom of Bothwell and barony of Hales, with the other 
lands, lordships, and baronies annexed to the said earldom, with castles, 
towers, fortalices, towns, with the right of patronage of the provostries, 
colleges, prebendaries, parish churches, and chaplainries thereof, together 

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[1556- 



with the offices of Sheriffships of Edinburgh, within the constabulary 
of Haddington, and of Berwick, and of the bailiery of Lauderdale, and 
the office of High Admiral of Scotland, with all the rights, profits, fees, 
dues, freedoms, escheats, and privileges of the said offices, erected and 
incorporated into a free earldom and barony, to be called the barony of 
Bothwell ; which earldom and barony, and whole others foresaid, were then 
valued at £2000 Scots, and in time of peace at £608, 13s. 4d. Scots, 
and were held of the queen in chief, for rendering to her and her 
successors yearly a penny of silver, Scots money, at Hales Castle, at 
Whitsunday, in name of blench farm, if asked, only, and had been in the 
queen's hands for the space of five weeks. Expede 3d November 1556, 217 

190. Contract or Agreement between James Douglace of Drumlangrig, knight, 
and Charles Murray of Cockpule, to submit to the arbitration of James 
Lord Somerville, John Gordon of Lochinvar, and William Murray of 
Tullibardyne, all actions and causes, quarrels and controversies between 
them in times past (especially with reference to the alleged unkindness of 
the said Charles, touching the interest he took, in opposition to the said 
James, in the daughters of the deceased Symon Carruthers of Mouswald). 
Dated at Edinburgh, 24th July 1558, 219 



191. Abbreviate of a Letter under the Privy Seal of Queen Mary, appointing Sir 

Walter Scott of Branxholme, knight, Captain and Keeper of Her Majesty's 
place of Newark Castle, in the lordship of Ettrick Forest and shire of 
Selkirk, for nineteen years, and assigning to him for the discharge of the 
said office of captaincy her Highness's lands and steadings of Cartarhauch, 
Quhithilwra, Auldwark, and Huntlie, lying in the lordship and shire fore- 
said, with the mails, profits, and duties thereof during the said space ; 
and also appointing the said W alter and his heirs bailies and chamberlains 
of her Majesty's lands and lordship of Ettrick Forest foresaid, during the 
same period, with all the powers and privileges belonging to the said office. 
Dated at Edinburgh, 24th March 1565, 220 

192. Notarial Instrument on the Declaration made by Thomas Scott of Hanyng, 

in presence of Sir Walter Ker of Cesfurd, knight, to the effect that there 
was a contract made between Sir Walter Scott of Branxhelme, knight, 



1567.] ABSTRACT OF THE BUCCLEUGH MUNIMENTS. lix 



with consent of the said Thomas Scott, and of Eobert Scott of Thirlstane, 
and others, his curators, and the said Walter Ker of Cesfurd, knight, for 
the marriage of Thomas Ker, second son of the said Sir Walter, and 
Elizabeth Scott, sister of the said Sir Walter Scott ; and that there were 
several heads verbally discussed and agreed to between the said parties, 
which should have been fulfilled by the said Sir Walter Ker, and were 
not fulfilled by him ; and narrating that the said Sir Walter Ker volun- 
tarily confessed that such was the case, and became bound for himself 
and his sons to fulfil the said heads, points, and articles in the contract 
foresaid, with all the points verbally agreed upon between them ; upon 
which the said Thomas Scott of Hanyng craved instruments in name of 
the said Sir Walter Scott, knight. Done at the Chapel of Halydene, 
5th October 1567, 222 

193. Act of the Sheriff-Court of Roxburgh, narrating that Mr. Thomas Westoun, 
attorney for Sir Walter Scott of Branxholm, knight, and also for Grisel 
Scott, Lady Borthwick, presented to the Court two brieves of the Chapel 
Royal, duly executed, namely, one purchased by the said Sir Walter, to 
be served as nearest heir of the deceased David Scott, his father's 
brother, and the other purchased by the said Grisel, Lady Borthwick, to 
be served heir of the deceased Walter Scott of Branxholm, knight, her 
father : which brieves having been thrice proclaimed at the window of the 
Court, according to custom, and no objectors appearing, the said attorney 
required an Act of Court and further process ; and after the admission 
and swearing of an inquest, produced before them certain evidents therein 
specified for instructing the rights of his said clients. Upon which the 
assize found that the said Grisel, Lady Borthwick, was nearest heir to her 
father in the superiority of the lands of Wiltoun Grene, Wiltounburne, 
and Vuerhall, with the alternate patronage of the parish church of Wil- 
toun, in the diocese of Glasgow and shire of Roxburgh, by common law 
and the custom of the country, as being the eldest daughter of the said 
Sir Walter and Lady Janet Betoun, his spouse ; and that the said supe- 
riority and patronage were worth £10 Scots yearly, and the same in time 
of peace ; and were held blench of the King, for payment of a silver penny 
at Whitsunday, if asked, only ; and had been in the King's hands by 



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reason of non-entry since the death of Lady Janet Betoun, lady of the 

conjunct fee thereof, who died in the month of January preceding. Dated 

at Koxburgh, 12th July 1569, 223 

194. Discharge by Sir Walter Scott of Branxholni, knight, to his cousin, Robert 

Scott, grandson and heir of the deceased Robert Scott of Allanehauch, 
the said Sir Walter's tutor for the time, of all accounts of the intromis- 
sions made by the said deceased Robert Scott, as tutor foresaid, with his 
lands and heritage, etc., during the time of the granter's minority. 
Dated 1569, 225 

195. Grant by Sir Walter Scott of Branxholm, knight, to Robert Scott, grand- 

son of the deceased Robert Scott of Allanehauch, and his heirs and 
assignees, of the non-entry, mails, farms, and duties of the lands and 
lordship of Quhitchester, with tenants, tenandries, and service of free 
tenants thereof, in the barony of Branxhelme and shire of Roxburgh, from 
the time of the death of the said Robert until the entry of the heir of 
lawful age. Sealed and subscribed by the said Sir Walter, 1569, 226 

196. Retour of the Special Service, before the Sheriffs of Dumfries and Roxburgh 

in that part, of James Douglas, as heir of his father, William Douglas of 
Hawick, knight, of the lands and barony of Hawick, both property and 
tenandry, namely, in property, the town of Hawick, with the mill thereof, 
the lands of East Mains, West Mains, Crumhaueh, and Kirkton Mains, 
Flekkis, and Muryneis, Ramsay Olewis, Braid Ley, Tenesyde, Carlingpull, 
and Almonslands ; and in tenandry the lands of Howpaslet, Chesholnie, 
Quhitehope, Drydane, Commonside, Overharwod, Emetscheilis, Nether 
Harwod, Weyndislands, Easter and Wester Hislehope, Langhauch, Lairis 
Tofts, Kirkwod, Harwodhill, Qnhitechester, Fynnik, Edgaristoun, Edgar- 
istounschelis, and Quhomis, with tenants, tenandries, and services of 
free tenants, and the right of patronage of the churches and chaplainries 
thereof : which lands above mentioned as held in property were valued at 
100 merks Scots yearly, and were held of the Crown in free blench farm, 
for rendering one arrow at the Feast of the Assumption of the Virgin 
Mary, if asked ; and the said lands held in tenandry were valued at 200 
merks, and were also held of the Crown, for one suit to be rendered yearly at 



1574.] ABSTRACT OF THE BUCCLEUGH MUNIMENTS. Ixi 



any of the three head Courts of the shire of Roxburgh, with ward, relief, 
and marriage when they occurred ; and the whole had been in the hands 
of the Crown by reason of non-entry and ward, for six months, or 
thereby, since the death of the said William Douglas. Dated at Dum- 
fries, 18th March 1572, 227 

197. Letter of Gift to Dame Margaret Douglas, relict of Sir Walter Scott of 

Branxhelm, knight, and her heirs and assignees, of the ward and non-entry, 
mails, farms, and duties of all lands, lordships, and baronies, with castles, 
towers, manor places, mills, fishings, and whole pertinents thereof, which 
belonged to the deceased Walter Scott, her spouse, or to the deceased David 
Scott, son and apparent heir for the time to the said deceased Sir Walter, and 
grandfather's brother to Walter Scott, now apparent of Branxhelm ; which 
lands and others were then in the king's hands by reason of ward or 
non-entry, through the decease of the said Sir Walter and David Scott : To 
be held by the said Margaret Douglas and her foresaids, during all the 
time of the ward or non-entry, with the relief thereof when it happened, 
with power to her and her heirs to intromit therewith and to dispose 
thereof at their pleasure. Dated at Holyroodhouse, 17th June 1574, ... 230 

198. Retour of the Special Service, before the Sheriffs of Roxburgh and Peebles 

in that part, of Walter Scott, as heir of his granduncle, David Scott, in 
the lands and baronies of Branxholm and Eckfurd, with tenants, tenandries, 
and service of free tenants thereof, in the shire of Roxburgh ; also of six 
husband lands in Langtoun ; the lands of Quhitchester, and the lands and 
barony of Kirkurd, in the shire of Peebles ; the lands of Buccleuch, 
Rankilburn, and Lempitlaw, in the shire of Roxburgh, and the lands of 
Eilrig in the said shire, which were all annexed to the barony of Branx- 
holm by a charter of union granted by King James in. : which lands of 
Branxholm and Quhitchester were then valued at £44, and in time of peace 
at 34 merks; the lands of Eckfurd at £20 ; the said lands of Langtoun 
at £6 ; the lands and barony of Kirkurd at 80 merks, and the same 
respectively in time of peace ; and the lands of Buccleuch, Rankilburn, 
and Lempitlaw were then valued at £40, and the same in time of peace ; 
the lands of Eilrig at £10, and the same in time of peace ; and the 
lands of Branxholme, Quhitchester, Kirkurd, Buccleuch, Rankilburne, 



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[1574- 



Lenipitlaw, and Eilrig were held of the king in blench farm, for rendering- 
yearly for Branxholme a red rose, and for the other lands respectively one 
penny Scots yearly ; and the lands of Eckfurd and Langtoun were held 
by the service of ward and relief ; and the whole of the said lands were 
then in the hands of the king by reason either of ward and relief or of 
non-entry, through the death of the said David, and of Walter Scott of 
Branxholm, knight, father of the said Walter, who died in April preced- 
ing, and the non-age of the said Walter Scott, knight, his father, from the 
death of the said David till the year 1561, in which year he attained his 
majority. Expede at the burgh of Edinburgh, 3d July 1574, 231 



199. Ketour of the Special Service, before the Sheriffs of Eoxburgh in that part, 
of Walter Scott, as heir of his great-grandfather, Sir Walter Scott of 
Branxholme, knight, in the lands of Appletreleis, the lands of Meirbank, 
Sutercroft, and Cartleis ; the half of the lands of Haikburn, which 
Thomas Hunter inhabited, in the lordship and regality of Melrose ; the 
lands of Quhithope, in the barony of Hawick ; the lands of Drydane and 
Comnionside, the lands of Greenewoide and Lyn, in the barony of Minto ; 
the lands of Borthauch and mills thereof, and six husband lands, called 
Porterlands, or Grimslaw, all in the shire of Roxburgh ; which lands of 
Appletreleis, Meirbank, Sutercroft, Cartleis, and half of Halkbume, were 
then valued at £45, 6s. 8d., and the same in time of peace, and were 
held in chief of the Commendator of Melrose, for payment yearly of the said 
sum ; the lands of Quhithope, and the lands of Drydane and Comnionside, 
respectively, at £5, and the same in time of peace, and were held in chief 
of James Douglas of Drumlanrig, knight, as Baron of Hawick, in blench 
farm, — the former for rendering a red rose, and the latter for payment of a 
penny Scots ; the lands of Grenewoid and Lyn were then valued at £10, 
and the same in time of peace, and were held of the king by the service 
of ward and relief ; and the lands of Borthauch and mills thereof were 
then and in time of peace valued at £10, and were held in chief of James 
Langlands of Wiltounhill, in free blench farm, for payment of a penny 
Scots, if asked, only ; and the lands of Porterlands were then and in time 
of peace valued at £4, and were held of the king in free blench, for pay- 
ment of a penny Scots ; and the whole of the said lands were then in the 



1582.] ABSTRACT OF THE BUCCLEUCH MUNIMENTS. lxiii 



Lands of the respective superiors thereof, on account of the death of Sir 
Walter Scott, his father. Expede at Edinburgh, 3d July 1574, 234 

200. Letters of Slains by Robert Scott in Hawick, and James Scott, his brother, 

for themselves, and taking burden on them for their mother, kin, and 
friends, whereby they remitted and forgave to Robert Scott of Allanhauch, 
William Scott in Allanhauch, and several others of the name of Scott 
therein mentioned, all rancour and malice of heart which they entertained 
against them for the slaughter of the deceased George Scott, brother of 
the said Robert, the granter, committed by the said Robert and William 
and their part-takers in the month of April 1578, and agreed to receive 
them into the same amity, friendship, and kindness as before the 
commission of the said slaughter. Dated at Hawick, 1st February 
1581, 237 

201. Letters of Remission by King James the Sixth, under the Great Seal, in 

favour of Sir Walter Scott of Branxhelme, knight, of all rancour of mind, 
royal suit, and action which he had conceived against him for his treason- 
able breaking of his Majesty's prison out of ward in Blackness Castle, 
and for all other actions, crimes, and offences committed by the said Sir 
Walter before the date of the letters, — treason against the king's person 
only excepted. Dated at Edinburgh, 3d March 1582 238 

202. Agreement between Walter Scott of Branxhelme, for himself, and taking 

burden on him for his kin and friends, on the one part, and Robert Scott 
of Allanehauch, for himself and his friends, on the other part, with refer- 
ence to the slaughters and other causes moved by the sons of the deceased 
Adam Scott of Allanehauch against the said Walter Scott during his 
minority, and also anent the slaughter of David Scott, son to the deceased 
Adam Scott of Allanehauch, one of the committers of the slaughter of 
Hob Dalgleish, the said Walter's servant, in Braidhauch, which happened 
by the said Walter's hand accidentally; whereby the said Robert Scott and 
his friends became bound never to find fault with the said Walter Scott 
of Branxhelme, nor any of his friends who were in his company at the time 
of the slaughter of the said deceased David Scott, but to maintain and 
defend the said Walter, his chief, according to the tenor of a bond previously 
subscribed by him with other friends of the surname of Scott, and also 



lxiv ABSTRACT OF THE BUGGLEUCH MUNIMENTS. [1585- 



became bound for himself and his friends not to associate with any of the 
sons of the said deceased Adam Scott of Allanehauch ; and the said 
Walter Scott, of Branxhelme, for himself and his friends, became bound 
to maintaiu and defend the said Robert Scott of Allanehauch, his brothers, 
and other subscribers of the bond, in their just and lawful actions against 
all, — the king's authority alone excepted. This bond, which is subscribed 
by Buccleuch and seven others of the name of Scott, is dated at Selkirk 
and Hawick, the 19th and 22d May 1585, 239 

203. Precept from the Chancery of King James the Sixth, to the Sheriff and his 

bailies of Roxburgh, for infefting William Scott of Hassendean, or his 
attorney, in the lands of Over Newhall and Nether Newhall, in the barony 
of Chalmerlane Newtoun, in the shire of Roxburgh, and the lands of 
Easter Hassindean, and 20 shilling lands of Deidrig, in the half barony 
of Hassindean, in the shire foresaid : To be held as freely as the said 
William Scott held the said lands previous to the constitution of a process 
of forfeiture, which had been unjustly led against him, for his being at the 
host of Melrose in the following of Walter Scott of Branxhelme, knight, 
although the latter and his friends were only carrying out the king's com- 
mand. Given under the Quarter Seal, at Edinburgh, 4th May [1586],... 242 

204. Extract Registered Contract between William Ker of Cesfurd, Warden of 

the Middle Marches of Scotland, and Dame Jonet Douglas, his spouse, and 
Margaret Ker, their daughter, on the one part, and Walter Scott of 
Branxhelme and his curators, on the other part, for the marriage of the 
said Walter Scott and Margaret Ker. In contemplation of which mar- 
riage the said Walter became bound, before the completing thereof, to 
infeft the said Margaret, his future spouse, in liferent in the lands and 
barony of Eckfurd, with tower, fortalice, fishings, and mill thereof, the 
mains called Easter and Wester Moss, the lands of Grameslaw, with the 
Waulk Mill, Easter and Wester Wodens ; the six husband lands in 
Langtoun belonging to Dame Margaret Douglas, Countess of Bothwell, 
mother to the said Walter, in liferent, in the shire of Roxburgh ; and also 
in the lands of Fastheugh and Fawside, in the shire of Selkirk, under 
reservation to the said Dame Margaret Douglas of her liferent of the 
whole of the said lands and barony of Eckfurd, Easter and Wester Moss, 



1591.] ABSTRACT OF THE BUCGLEVCH MUNIMENTS. Ixv 



etc., and her six husband lands in Langtoun : To be held of the said 
Walter and his heirs blench, for payment of a penny yearly ; and the said 
Walter became bound, in the case of his death happening so as to prevent 
the said Margaret from reaping any benefit from the preceding infeft- 
ment, to infeft her in liferent in his mains of Branxhelme, Easter and 
Wester, the mains of Borthauch, Overhall, Woltoun Burn and Woltoun 
Green, called the half barony of Woltoun : For which causes the said 
William Ker of Cessfurd binds himself to pay to the said Walter, in 
name of tocher with the said Margaret Ker, the sum of 10,000 merks, 
in manner therein specified. This contract is dated at Halyden, 1st 
October, and registered at Edinburgh, 4th November, 1586, 242 

205. Lease granted by Francis Earl of Bothwell, to Martin Elliot of Braidlie, of 

the half of the 24 shilling land of Kilfurde, for payment yearly of 12 
shillings ; and to Sym Elliot, his son, of the 1 5 shilling land of Hietree 
Clews, and five half quarters of the 40 shilling land of Biccartoun Cleuch, 
for payment yearly of 40 shillings. Dated at Kelso, 9th October 15S6, 247 

206. Lease granted by Francis Earl Bothwell, to William Elliot, son of the 

deceased William Elliot, called the Tod, admitting him kindly tenant of 
the twelve shilling laud of Culgatis, then occupied by Martin Elliot of 
Braidlie, in the lordship of Liddesdale and shire of Boxburgh, for payment 
yearly to the grauter or his chamberlains of the sum of twelve shillings 
of mail, with other duties and due service used and wont. Dated at 
Kelso, 9th October 1586, 247 

207. Letters by King James the Sixth, exonering the cautioners of Sir Walter 

Scott of Branxholm, knight, from penalty or danger in the event of the 
latter not being able to pass forth of the realm of Scotland by the 7th of 
September 1591, in consequence of stress of weather, in terms of his 
Majesty's licence, and caution found by him to that effect ; but on the 
condition that the said Sir Walter should remain within the burgh of 
Edinburgh and Leith after the said date, until the weather permitted his 
departure by sea. Subscribed by the King at Falkland, 4th September 
1591, 248 



lxvi ABSTRACT OF THE BUCGLEUCH MUNIMENTS. [1591- 



208. Letters of Eentalling by Sir Walter Scott of Branxholme, knight, to Gilbert 

Elliot, brother-german to Kobert Elliot of Keidheuch, for the good, true, 
and thankful service done and to be done to the granter, of the 40 shil- 
ling land of old extent of Commonsyde, with the Northcroft, Hillend, and 
Stoghill, -with the pertinents, then occupied by the grantee : To be held 
by the said Gilbert and his heirs, for payment to the granter and his 
heirs yearly, of the sum of £5 usual money of Scotland, if asked, only. 
Dated at Edinburgh, 7th September 1591, 249 

209. Letters of Eemission by King James the Sixth, under the Great Seal, in favour 

of Sir Walter Scott of Branxholme, knight, Walter Scott of Harden, and 
Walter Scott of Quhitslaid, for their intercommuning with Francis, some- 
time Earl of Bothwell (which was regarded by the king as the crime of 
lese-majesty), from the time that he had been declared a traitor and rebel, 
and for all action and crime which could be imputed to the said persons, 
and admitting them to the king's firm peace and protection, prohibiting 
any one from molesting them on account of such intercommuning, on pain 
of forfeiture or the loss of life and limbs. Dated at Falkland, 7th Sep- 
tember 1591, 249 

210. Letters under the Signet and Sign Manual of King James the Sixth, grant- 

ing liberty to Sir Walter Scott of Branxholme, knight, to return home 
to his own country with such convenient diligence as he should think 
expedient, without penalty or danger to be incurred by him, or by his 
cautioners for his remaining forth of the realm for three years. Dated 
at Holyroodhouse, 12th November 1592, 250 

211. Letters of Procuratory by Ludovick Duke of Lennox, Great Chamberlain 

of Scotland, with express consent of Sir John Maitland of Thirlstane, 
knight, Chancellor of Scotland, and others, his curators, and of John, 
Earl of Mar, and others therein mentioned, appointing Mr. Gideon Murray 
of Glenpoytte his procurator, for resigning into the hands of King James 
the Sixth, as superior, the lordship and barony of Haillis, with the 
patronage of the Kirk of Haueh, called the prebendary of Lyntoun and 
chaplainrie of Mirkill ; the lands of Pitcokis, with the kirk and pre- 
bendary thereof, and chaplainrie of Burnehous ; the lands and barony of 
Auldhamestocks, with the kirk of Auldhamestoks; the chaplainrie of 



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Cokburnspetht and hospital thereof ; the lands of Eastcraig ; the lands of 
Heprig ; the lands and barony of Morhame, with the kirk thereof ; the 
lands and lordship of Creichtoun, with the patronage of the provostry 
thereof, and its prebendaries and chaplainries ; the lands of Murehouse 
and Cuprestoun ; the lands and barony of Quhitsum ; the lands of Prender- 
gaist, Quhitrig, Abchester, Scheref bigging, Schereflandis ; the lands and 
barony of Tounzettarn, Farningtoun, Langnewtoun, Woltoun, Chalmer- 
lane Newtoun, and many others therein specified ; reserving to himself 
and his heirs and successors the offices of Admiralty of Scotland, and 
of Sheriff-principal of Edinburgh. Dated at Edinburgh, 1st and 
October 1594, 250 

212. Letters under the Signet of King James the Sixth, charging the keepers 

and detainers of the castle, tower, and fortalice of Armetage (Hermitage) 
to deliver the same to his officers, executors of the letters, and to remove 
themselves and their servants therefrom within six hours after being- 
charged to do so, under pain of treason. Dated at Holyroodhouse, 4th 
October 1594, 253 

213. Bond of Manrent by Alie Baty of Blaikesk, John Baty of Davingtoun, and 

others, taking burden upon them for the whole surname of Baty descended 
of the house Cowchquliairglen (except John Baty of Ranelburne and his 
brothers), whereby they became bound for themselves and their heirs to be 
special men and servants to the Eight Honourable Sir Walter Scott of 
Branxholme, knight, and his heirs, against all men, — saving their alle- 
giance to the king. Dated at Hawick, 24th April 1595, 254 

214. Bond of Manrent by John Waiche, fiar of Dauik, whereby he became bound 

to serve the Right Honourable Sir Walter Scott of Branxholme, knight, 
and to charge with him against all others, — the king's Majesty being 
excepted. Dated at Hawick, 1595, 254 

215. Indenture between the Right Honourable Sir Walter Scott of Branksome, 

knight, and Henry Leigh, Esquire, Depute-warden of the West Marches 
of England, respecting the delivery of pledges for Liddesdale, specifying 
the names of five Scotchmen delivered by the said Sir Walter. Lord of 
Liddesdale, to the said Henry. Dated at Copschawe Holme, 3d March 
1597, 255 



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216. Bond by Sym Armestrang of Mayngertoun, Lancie Armestraug, elder of 

Quhithaueh, young Lancie Armestrang, son to Sym of Quhithauch, John 
Armestrang of Tyneisburne alias Lairdis Jok, and Ninian Armestrang of 
Tueden or the Maynis, to tlie Laird of Balcleuch, whereby, on the narra- 
tive that the said laird had become bound and found caution that the 
inhabitants of Liddesdale should be answerable to the king and his 
laws, they became bound for themselves, their tenants and servants, to be 
answerable to the Laird of Balcleuch, when called upon by him or his 
deputies, respecting any complaint from England, or from the king's council 
or justices, and to present themselves before the laird's Court when called 
upon to do so. Dated at Branxhelm, 30th September 1599, 255 

217. Bond by Robert Eliot of Reidheuch, Martin Eliot of Braidley, Jock Eliot of 

Copschaw, and William Eliot of Gorrumberrie, to the Laird of Buccleuch, 
whereby, on the narrative that the latter had found caution and become 
bound for all the inhabitants of Liddesdale that they should be answerable 
to the king and the laws, they, for themselves, and taking burden on them 
for their whole branch, tenants, servants, and others, became bound to 
answer to the said Laird of Buccleuch, his deputes or officers, or to any 
complaint from England, or challenge from the king's Council or his Jus- 
tices, and to submit themselves to the Laird's Court, to abide trial before 
him and his deputes. Dated at Branxhelme, 30th September 1599, ... 258 

218. Lease by Sir Walter Scott of Branxholme, knight, to Gilbert Eliot of the 

Kirktoun, whereby, for the service done aud to be clone to him by the 
latter, the said Sir Walter admitted him and his heirs kindly tenants of 
the 40 shilling land of Wester Commounsyde and 20 shilling land of 
Norcroft, for payment yearly to the granter and his heirs of £3 Scots, 
if asked, only. Dated at Hawick, 30th December 1603, 260 

219. Commission by King James the Sixth, under the Great Seal, whereby, in con- 

sideration of the energetic and brave deeds performed by Sir Walter Scott 
of Branxholm, knight, and for his affection towards his king and country, 
his Majesty appointed John, Earl of Montrose, or failing him Alexander, 
Earl of Dunfermline, Chancellor of Scotland, his procurator or commissioner, 
for creating the said Sir Walter Scott, Walter Lord Scott of Buccleuch, 



1619.1 ABSTRACT OF THE BUCCLEUCH MUNIMENTS. Ixix 



granting to him and his heirs-male the said title and place of dignity, 
that they might be called in time to come Lords Scott of Buccleuch, and 
enjoy all the privileges due to a lord or greater baron of the kingdom of 
Scotland. Dated at "Whitehall, 18th March 1606, 261 

220. Minute of the Lords of Privy Council of Scotland, bearing that they had 

received and admitted Walter, Lord Buccleuch, to be one of the number 
of his Majesty's Privy Council, in terms of a royal warrant to that effect, 
and that the said Walter was present and took the oath of allegiance and 
the oath of a Privy Councillor. Dated at Edinburgh, 26th February 
1611, 262 

221. Letters Patent by King James the Sixth, under the Great Seal, whereby, 

in consideration of the good, faithful, and grateful service rendered to his 
Majesty and to his predecessors, both at home and in foreign countries, 
by Walter Lord Scott of Buckcleuch, he created the latter Earl of 
Buckcleuch, Lord Scott of Quhitchester and Eskdale, granting to him and 
to his heirs-male the foresaid title, dignity, and honour, and that they 
should be called in all time coming Earls of Buckcleuch, Lords Scott of 
Quhitchester and Eskdale, and have all the privileges due to any Earl 
within the realm of Scotland. The letters conclude with a precept to the 
Lyon-King-of-Arms to make the proper additions to the Earl's arms. 
Dated at Newmarket, 16th March 1619, 263 



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Information for Walter Earl of Buccleuch, bearing that Robert Eliot, 
called of Keidheuch, at the time of the forfeiture of Francis, sometime 
Earl of Bothwell, was in possession of the lands of Over and Nether 
Lareistounis, Reidheuch, Hartsgarthe, and Liefauld, lands of Corrischeill, 
Lahauche, Leyhauche, and Dowmanie, in the lordship of Liddesdale, and 
that these lands being disponed to the Earl of Buccleuch, his Lordship 
suffered the said Robert to possess them until he began to oppress his 
Lordship's tenants in Liddesdale, and lay waste the whole lordship, after 
which the Earl charged the said Robert to remove from the said lands, 
whereupon the latter endeavoured, through the influence of the Earl of 
Annandale, with the Earl of Buccleuch, to be reponed in the same, which 
being granted, and the said Robert having obtained a heritable right to 



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the said lands, began anew to plot against the Earl of Buccleuch, where- 
upon his Lordship obtained decreet of removing against him, and put him 
to the horn, in consequence of which he plotted the murder of the said 
Earl. [Circa 1624], 264 

223. Minute of the Examination, in presence of the Lord Chancellor, the Lord 

Treasurer, and the Earls of Morton, Roxburgh, and Melrose, of Robert 
Elliot of Redheuch, as to his intention of murdering the Earl of Buccleuch, 
who deponed that Gib Elliot, called the Tutor, first proposed to him the 
murder of the said Earl, saying that he would never be at rest till the 
Earl were cut off, etc. Dated at Edinburgh and Holyroodhouse, 17th and 
19th July 1624, 266 

224. Memorandum as to the dates of Birth and Baptism of the children of 

Walter Earl of Buccleuch, six in number, who were born between 
November 1621 and April 1631, 26S 

225. The Testament and Inventory of the goods, gear, sums of money, and debts 

belonging to the deceased Walter Earl of Buccleuch, Lord Scott cf 
Whitchester and Eskdale, who died in 1633, given up by himself with 
respect to the nomination of his executors and tutors, and given up by 
Michael Scott, his chamberlain, by direction of his Lordship's tutors- 
testamentary, with respect to the inventory. The sum of the inventory 
is, £28,100 ; the sura of the debts due to him, £167,900, Is. 2d. 
Together, £196,000, Is. 2d. Sum of the debts due by the deceased, 
£7339, 3s. 4d. By his testament, which was made in the prospect 
of his travelling to Holland and other foreign countries, the Earl 
appointed Erancis Lord Scott, his eldest son, if alive, and failing him by 
death, his heir-male succeeding him in his lands and living, his only 
executor ; and nominated Sir William Scott of Harden and others tutors- 
testamentary to his whole children. It is dated at Morpeth, 1 2th January 
1633, 269 

226. Inventory of the Trunks, and of the contents thereof, which yere to go to 

Holland with the Earl of Buccleuch, consisting chiefly of articles of wearing 
apparel. [Circa 1633], 279 



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227. Order by Fraucis Earl of Buecleuch, with consent of the Earl of Argyll, to 

Patrick Scott, Writer in Edinburgh, to advance to Sir Adam Hepburn of 
Humbie, knight, Collector-General of Scotland, 9000 merks for the public 
use, and to receive the security appointed by the Committee of Estates. 
Dated at Edinburgh, 31st August 1643, 280 

228. Obligation by the Committee of Estates to the Earl of Buecleuch, to repay 

to him the sum of 9000 merks Scottish money which he had paid to Sir 
Adam Hepburn of Humbie, for the public service ; the said sum to remain 
as a public debt, and interest to be paid for it until the principal was 
repaid. Dated 31st August 1643, 281 

229. Complaint by Francis Earl of Buecleuch, and his curators, for their interest, 

to the Estates of Parliament, showing that he had received orders from 
the Lieutenant-General bearing that his men of his lands lying within the 
shire of Dumfries, to the number of 110, were appointed to be carried to 
the Governor of the town of Dumfries, to serve on foot under him, with a 
trooper for every ten footmen, and a baggage horse ; and, on the other 
hand, they were appointed by the Committee of the Estates of Parlia- 
ment to go under the command of the Master of Cranstoun, as the former 
levy was under the Earl's own command; whereby he was doubly troubled, 
by the Governor of Dumfries and the Master of Cranstoun, who both 
threatened to plunder his lands and put troopers upon him if he did not 
comply with their orders ; and that he had always been most willing and 
ready to advance and prosecute the good cause in hand, and that his 
bounds had been often in danger, and his tenants and vassals had always 
been ready to encounter the invasions made upon the Borders by the 
English and disaffected Scots ; complaining also that the proportion of 
men required from his lands was too great, and asking the Estates to take 
order for the remedy of these grievances. 
Annexed to the " Complaint " is the answer of the Committee appointed for 
the Levies, finding that his proportion of the horse and foot ought to go 
along with the others of the shire, and so with the Master of Cranstoun ; 
and that the Earl ought to put out only the half of the men put out in 
the first expedition. Dated 29th June 1644, 281 



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230. Order by the Committee of War for Roxburghshire, to Walter Scott of 

Braidhauch, the Earl of Buccleuch's bailie of the four kirks of Eskdale, 
Ewisdale, and the Debateable Land, belonging to the said Earl, to bring 
the soldiers levied out of these parishes to Crailing to the Master of 
Cranstouu, and to bring with them twenty days' provisions. Dated at 
Jedburgh, 5th July 1644, 283 

231. Commission by King Charles the First, under the Signet, to Francis, Earl 

of Buccleuch, William, Earl of Lothian, and others, appointing them com- 
missioners within the shires of Roxburgh, Selkirk, Dumfries, and the 
Stewartry of Annandale,with authority to apprehend moss-troopers, thieves, 
robbers, and their associates, put them to trial for their crimes, besiege 
strengths and houses if needful, carry hagbutts, pistols, and other warlike 
furniture in discharge of the commission, and to keep correspondence 
with those intrusted from the Parliament of England for suppressing of 
the like insolences on the Borders of England, and take other measures 
for the peace of the Borders. The commission was to endure for two 
years or longer. Dated 2d December 1648, 283 

232. List of Moss-troopers in the Debateable Land, forty in number. Circa 1648, 287 

233. 'the Names, Date and Place of Birth of the Children of Francis Earl of 

Buccleuch and Lady Margaret Leslie. 1647-1651, 288 

234. Inventory of the Silver Work and Household Plenishing belonging to 

Francis, Earl of Buccleuch, at the time of his death, which happened in 
November 1651, which had been left unplundered by the English in 
the year 1 650, when the place of Dalkeith was taken by them, and 
were in the possession of Lady Margaret Leslie, Countess Dowager of 
Buccleuch, within the place of Sheriffhall, and which she obliges herself 
to make forthcoming to Lady Mary Scott, Countess of Buccleuch, when 
she should be required thereto. Dated at Sheriffhall, 20th December 
1652, 289 

235. Testament and Inventory of the goods, gear, sums of money and debts, 

belonging to Francis Earl of Buccleuch, made and given up by himself, 
15th June 1650, and 20th November 1651, in so far as concerned his 
executors, tutors, and legacies, and by his tutors-testamentar nominated 



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to Lady Mary Scott, Countess of Buccleuch, his eldest daughter, in so 
far as concerned the inventory of his goods. The Earl in his will com- 
mends his soul to God Almighty ; nominates his eldest son, if it 
should please God to bless him with one ; whom failing, Lady Mary 
Scott, his eldest daughter ; whom failing, Lady Margaret Scott, his second 
daughter ; whom failing, his next daughter, and so forth ; whom failing, 
Lady Margaret Leslie, Countess of Buccleuch, to be his only executors 
and universal intromitters with his goods and gear ; leaves to his heir of 
tailie all his goods, gear, and moveables ; failing whom, to the said Lady 
Margaret Leslie, his spouse, the heir of tailie being liable for his debts ; 
also nominates Lady Margaret Leslie, his spouse, tutrix sine qua non, 
Sir John Scott of Scotistarvet, Sir William Scott of Clerkington, and 
others, tutors-testamentary to his children ; and John Earl of Bothes, 
Alexander Earl of Eglinton, and others, overseers to his children and 
their tutors. Dated at Edinburgh, loth June 1650. An addition 
to the will nominates Gideon Scott of Haychester, and Mr. Laurence 
Scott of Bavilaw, to be two of his children's tutors, and directs various 
legacies to be paid to persons named therein. Dated 20th November 
1651. The testament and inventory are confirmed by Colonel Leonard 
Lidcoat, Commissary of Edinburgh, 1 7th May 1653, 292 

236. Allowance by the Tutors of Lady Mary Scott, now Countess of Buccleuch, 

whereby, on consideration that her mother, the Countess Dowager of 
Buccleuch, had been debarred from her conjunct-fee for the year 1651 (her 
late husband having died after Martinmas that year), and that her Lady- 
ship's conjunct-fee lands were impoverished through the troubles of the 
times, and that her Ladyship had been at great expense in her family 
since the Earl's death, which expense the young Countess, as heir and 
executor of her father, was honourably bound to bear, and for other con- 
siderations, they grant her the sum of £10,000 Scots, and allow her for 
the maintenance and education of the three young ladies, her daughters, 
the sum of 7200 merks, allocating the tack-duty of the coal of Sheriffhall 
for payment of the latter. Dated at Edinburgh, 20th August 1652, ... 298 

237. Petition by Lady Mary Scott, eldest daughter and heir of the deceased 

Francis Earl of Buccleuch, and her tutors, to the commissioners appointed 

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for hearing and determining the petitions of those that were fined by the 
Act of Pardon and Grace, showing that she had been fined by the foresaid 
Act in the sum of £15,000 sterling, and that she and her tutors conceived 
the Protector and bis Council had not been informed of the condition of 
the petitioner and the carriage of her father, — mentioning, inter alia, that 
she was a pupil under seven years of age ; that her estate was partly 
liferented by her mother, and was burdened with debts, and with provi- 
sions to her sister, Lady Anna Scott ; that her lands had been much 
wasted and destroyed in 1650 and 1651, and the whole furniture 
of the Castle of Dalkeith left to the discretion of and meddled with 
by the English army ; that her father had been always looked on as a 
grave and pious nobleman, and had been very instrumental in the work 
of religion and liberty ; was a colonel in the war for the assistance of 
England in the year 1643; in 1648 opposed the Engagement, and 
withdrew from the Parliament ; sat in the Parliament of 1649; through- 
out the whole course of his life had been a young nobleman of known 
piety and integrity ; and had been a constant advancer of the cause and 
work of God in these nations against all the opposers thereof till the 
very hour of his death. Undated, but circa 1654, 300 

238. Attestation by Lord Burghly, Sir James Hope, and others, in favour of the 

late Francis Earl of Buccleuch's carriage during the Civil War. [1654], 302 

239. Attestation to the same effect by Sir James Hope, James Madowall, and 

others. Indorsed as being presented at London [1654], 303 

240. Attestation by the Earl of Lothian in favour of Francis Earl of Buccleuch, 

with reference to his zeal for the maintenance of religion and of the privi- 
leges and liberties of his country, and for promoting the ends of the League 
and Covenant and opposing the Engagement. Dated at Newbottle, 25th 
September 1654, , 304 

241. Attestation by Mr. Robert Cunningham, minister of Ashkirk, Mr. William 

Elliot, minister of Yarrow, Sir T. Ker of Cavers, and others, with refer- 
ence to the carriage and deportment of the deceased Francis Earl of 
Buccleuch, bearing that his Lordship was regarded as a grave and sober 
nobleman, a countenancer of goodness, and a constant opposer of the 



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malignant party ; referring also to liis having been colonel of a regiment 
for the assistance of England, and to his having taken arms in defence 
of this kingdom in 1645, when it was overrun by the Irish and un- 
natural countrymen. Dated at Jedburgh, 19th September 1654, 305 

242. Warrant by Mary Countess of Buceleuch, granting full power to Sir Peter 

Wedderburne of Gosford, and Mr. Andrew Gilmure, advocates, to draw up 
her testament and disposition of all her goods and gear whatsoever dis- 
posable by her, in favour of John Earl of Eothes, her uncle, and David 
Earl of Wemyss, her father-in-law, and their heirs, executors, and assig- 
nees, under the express provision that Lady Mary Montgomrie, her 
cousin-german, should have the sum of £10,000 Scots paid to her out 
of the first thereof, in case the contract passed betwixt the said Countess 
and Hew Earl of Eglinton should not stand. Dated at Wemyss, 29th 
January 1661, 307 

243. The will of Maria, Countess of Buceleuch, corroborating her former testa- 

ment, except in so far as the same was innovate, directing that the 
sums formerly bequeathed by her to John Earl of Eothes and David 
Earl of Wemyss should be paid to them by her executors, as the latter 
should think most expedient, and for that effect bequeathing to them and 
their heirs so much of her goods and estate as would pay the said sums. 
Dated at the place of Wester Wemyss, 31st January 1661, 307 

244. The Testament and Inventory of the goods, gear, and debts of the deceased 

Mary Countess of Buceleuch, within the parish of Wemyss and shire of 
Fife, faithfully made and given up by John Earl of Eothes and David 
Earl of Wemyss, her testamentary executors. Sum of the inventory, 
£11,546, 6s. 8d. Sum of the debts due to her, £92,211. Sum of the 
debts due by her, £7,653, 4s. 8d. This testament was confirmed by the 
Commissary of St. Andrews, 13th June 1662, 308 

245. Inventory of the heirship goods and gear of the plenishing of Dalkeith 

House and Sheriffhall, belonging to Anna Duchess of Buceleuch, as heir 

to her sister, the deceased Mary Countess of Buceleuch (1661), 313 

246. Act by Sir John Scott of Scottistarvet, knight, and remanent tutors-testa- 

mentary of Anna Countess of Buceleuch, granting to David Earl of 



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Wemyss, and to Dame Margaret Leslie, Countess of Wemyss, mother of 
the said Countess of Buccleuch, 10,000 merks Scots, for the maintenance 
of the said Anna, her daughter, who was living in family with them at 

Wemyss Castle. Dated at Edinburgh, 8th January 1662, 315 

Subjoined to the above Act is a discharge by the Earl and Countess of 
Wemyss for the said sum of 10,000 merks, for the year from Whitsunday 
1661 to Whitsunday 1662. Dated at Wemyss, 6th March 1662, 316 

247. Testament-dative and Inventory of the goods, sums of money, and debts of 

the deceased David Scott, only brother-german to the deceased Francis 
Earl of Buccleuch, faithfully made and given up by Lady Jean Scott, 
Countess of Tweeddale, sister-german and only executrix-dative decerned to 
the said David Scott by the Commissaries of Edinburgh. The sum of the 
inventory is £63,338, 17s. Scots, This testament was confirmed by the 
Commissaries of Edinburgh, 9th August 1666, 316 

248. Commission by King Charles the Second, appointing his son, James Duke 

of Buccleuch and Monmouth, colonel of a regiment of foot of the militia 
within the shires of Roxburgh and Selkirk, to be raised for the king's 
service. Given at Whitehall, 2d December 1669, 319 

249. Confirmation by King Charles the Second, with consent of the Estates of 

Parliament, of the renunciation made by William Earl of Morton, in 
favour of James Duke of Buccleuch and Monmouth, of the title and 
designation of Lord Dalkeith in all time coming. Extracted from the 
Records of Parliament, and dated 1 1 th September 1672, 320 

250. Warrant by King James the Seventh, whereby, on the narrative that the 

office and jurisdiction of bailie of the regality of Hawick was fallen into 
his Majesty's hands through Anna Duchess of Buccleuch and Monmouth, 
late heritable bailie thereof, not having taken the test in due time, his 
Majesty ordained a letter of gift to be expede, under the Great Seal, 
granting to Walter Scott of Altone the said office of bailiery during his 
Majesty's pleasure. Given at Whitehall, 22d October 1686, 321 

251. Nomination, under the Sign Manual of King William the Third, of the 

persons who were to be appointed Privy Councillors of Scotland. Dated 

at Kensington, 3d June 1690, 322 



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252. Patent by Queen Anne, under the Great Seal, conferring on Lord Henry 

Scott, son of Anna Duchess of Buccleuch, the titles of Earl of Deloraine, 
Viscount of Hermitage, and Lord Goldilands, and granting to him and the 
lawful heirs-male of his body the dignity of an Earl, Viscount, and free 
Lord of Parliament. Given at Windsor Castle, 29th March 1706, 324 

253. The Will of Anna Duchess of Buccleuch, whereby she appointed her 

grandson, Francis Earl of Dalkeith, her sole executor and universal 
legator of her moveable and personal estate in Scotland, under burden of 
her funeral expenses, debts, and legacies therein specified. Dated at 
Westminster, 16th March 1722-3, 325 



CORRESPONDENCE. 



254, 



Letter by King James the Fifth to the Lords of Parliament and Council, 
commanding them to continue the calling of the summons of treason 
made upon Walter Scott of Branxholm, knight, John Cranston of that 
Ilk, Walter Scott of Sinton, and their accomplices, till 1 Sth January, -and 
till his Majesty should be personally present ; and meantime respiting 
them for their treasonable opposition to the king and his lieutenants at 
Melrose and Linlithgow, and for all other crimes committed by them. 
Dated at Edinburgh, 1 2th November 1526, 



255. 



256. 



329 



207 



Charge by King James the Fifth to Archibald Earl of Angus, James Earl 
of Arran, Malcolm Lord Fleming, and others, not to make raids on 
Walter Scott of Branxholm, etc., who were under special respite of the 
King. Dated at Edinburgh, 8th March 1526-7, 330 

Copy Letter by King James the Fifth, intimating that the Laird of 
Buccleuch had " agreed " with the King and Lords of Council, charging 
that none should trouble him or his friends, and that all men of the 
" oist " should be ready at one hour after noon to move forward against 
the thieves of Liddesdale. Dated at Melrose, 20th June 1527, 330 

Letter by King James the Fifth, appointing Walter Scott of Branxholm, 
knight, to be "copper principall " (chief cupbearer) to his Majesty for 



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life, with power to appoint deputies, and with all the fees and freedoms 
pertaining to the office. Dated 1527, 331 

258. Letter by King James the Fifth to John [Home], Abbot of Jedburgh, 

charging him, if he would eschew his Majesty's utter displeasure and 
indignation, to suffer Walter Scott of Branxholm, knight, to enjoy the 
teinds of Ednam, as the Abbot had promised to the King. Dated at 
Linlithgow, 5th September 1530, 332 

259. Commission by King James the Fifth to Walter Kerr of Cessford, Walter 

Scott of Branxholm, knight, and others, to search and seek and bring to 
the King's laws Clemme Crosar, Martin Crosar, Hobbe Elwald, ami 
others in Liddesdale, who had slain Thomas Dalglesche and Adam Turn- 
bull, and committed other great " heirschippis " in Teviotdale. Dated at 
Edinburgh, 2d July 1532, 333 

260. Letter by King James the Fifth to Walter Scott of Branxholm, knight, 

charging him to " address " himself towards his Majesty at Edinburgh 
with all goodly diligence. Dated at Edinburgh, 28th November 1542, 333 

261. Licence by Mary Queen of Scots, subscribed by James Earl of Arran, 

Governor of Scotland, to Sir Walter Scott of Branxholm, knight, permit- 
ting him to intercommune and speak with Englishmen, whenever he 
pleased, in war or peace, within or without the realm, by night or day, 
for the weal of the realm, notwithstanding any acts, etc., to the contrary ; 
this freedom to endure for five years. Dated at Edinburgh, 11th 
January 1542-3, 334 

262. Licence by Mary Queen of Scots, with consent of James Earl of Arran, 

Governor, confirming and renewing a former licence granted to him by the 
said Governor, to intercommune with the Protector, army, and council of 
England, with a view to the preservation of his men and goods from 
burning, " heirschip," and slaughter ; and forgiving him all former inter- 
comnuming he may have had, on condition that he should " stand ane 
gude trew Scottisman " as in times bypast, and, when required, renounce 
all such bands and writings made to the English. Dated at Edinburgh, 
26th September 1547, 335 



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263. Order by Mary Queen of Scots to the Justice-Clerk, to make an extract of 

the Assurance made in May 1552 between the deceased Sir Walter Scott 
of Branxholm, on the one part, and Sir Walter Kerr of Cessford, knight, 
and the deceased Sir John Kerr of Ferniehirst, knight, on the other part, 
not to harm each other bodily till the succeeding Candlemas ; and as 
this Assurance had been violated by the slaughter of Sir Walter, to 
deliver the extract to Dame Janet Betoun his relict, and his lawful 
daughters, etc., who were to pursue therefor. Dated 1564, 336 

264. Letter from Matthew Earl of Lennox, Begent, to Sir John Wemyss of that 

Ilk, desiring him to keep Lancy Armstrong of Whithaugh, and to send 
David Johnstone of Staywod to George, Commendator of Arbroath. 
Dated at Edinburgh, 12th October 1570, 337 

265. Letter from King James the Sixth, subscribed by James Earl of Morton, 

Begent, dispensing with the minority of Walter Scott, son and apparent 
heir of the deceased Sir Walter Scott of Branxholm, knight, that he might 
be entered as heir to his said father, and to the deceased David Scott his 
goodsire's brother, and to Sir Walter Scott of Branxholm, his grandsire. 
Dated at Dalkeith, 29th May 1574, -. 337 

266. Letter from James Earl of Morton, Regent, to Sir David Wemyss of Wester 

Wemyss, desiring him to receive Archie Armstrong, second son of the 
Laird of Whithauch, as pledge for the gang of Whithauch, in place of 
Rinzane Armstrong of Twedane, then in his custody. Dated at Dalkeith, 
4th October 1576, 339 

267. Letter from James Earl of Morton, Regent, to Sir David Wemyss, to keep 

Archie, son of the Laird of Whithauch, as he had kept him and others 

of the gang before. Dated at Holyroodhouse, 7th August 1577, 339 

268. Letter from King James the Sixth to Sir David Wemyss, commanding him 

to convey Archie Armstrong to the Captain of Falkland Castle. Dated 

at Stirling Castle, 25th April 1579, 340 

269. Letter from Sir Walter Scott of Buccleuch [no address], regretting the 

slaughter of the friend of his correspondent. Dated at Dieppe, 1st 
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270. Letter from Lanse Armstrong, Laird of Whithaugh, to the Laird of 

AVemyss, desiring him to " entreat " as one of his own bairns Archie 
Armstrong, whom the Laird of Wemyss was to receive as warder. 
Dated 9th November 1587, 341 

271. Letter from King James the Sixth to the Laird of Wester Wemyss, com- 

manding him to receive Archibald Armstrong, son to the " Lardis 
Johnne," as pledge for the Armstrongs of Mangertoun and Whithauch. 
Dated at Dalkeith, 24th November 1587, 341 

272. Letter from King James the Sixth to the Laird of Wester Wemyss, com- 

manding him to receive John Armstrong, son to the Laird of Whithauch, 
as pledge, and to set Archie Armstrong, son to the Laird's John, at 
liberty. Dated at Holyroodhouse, 2d March 1587, 342 

273. Letter from King James the Sixth to the Laird of Wester Wemyss, com- 

manding him to keep the pledge committed to him " in sure firmance and 
captiuitie." Dated at Holyroodhouse, 23d January 1588, 342 

274. Letter from Sir James Scott of Balwerie, knight, to the Laird of Wemyss, 

containing an assurance of friendship. \Cirrxi 1590], 343 

275. Letter of Protection by King James the Sixth, declaring that, as Sir Walter 

Scott of Branxholm, knight, was to pass to France, England, and divers 
other parts, by the King's command, for the common weal of the realm, 
his Majesty takes under protection Sir Walter's lands, etc., and suspends 
all actions against him during his absence. Dated at Edinburgh, 7th 
August 1591, 343 

276. Safe-conduct from Queen Elizabeth to the Laird of Buccleuch to pass 

through her realm to the parts beyond the seas, whither he was going for 
the recovery of his health. Dated at the Manor of Greenwich, 12th 
May 1599, 345 

277. Letter from John Murray, afterwards Earl of Annandale, to Walter Lord 

Buccleuch, acknowledging a letter from his Lordship as to his Lordship's 
suit in Ireland, his place in council, and the alleged " reafing " of a 
charter by Robert Ellett. Dated at Chesterford Park, 17th April 1616, 34 G 



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278. Letter from John Murray, Earl of Annandale, to Walter Earl of Buccleuch, 

acknowledging two letters from the latter ; professing the writer's 
friendly feeling to the Earl of Buccleuch — " So noble in all your actions 
to all men" — and, among other things, expressing regret that Robert 
Ellett of Ridheuche, the Earl of Annandale's brother-in-law, should have 
" maintained such wild doings " as stealing goods from Mr. Heron of 
Schipstyes in Northumberland, and Mr. Charltoun in Heslysyd in Tindall, 
and intending to murder the Earl of Buccleuch. Dated at Theobald's, 
7th April 1624, 346 

279. Letter from Mr. Francis Hamilton to Walter Earl of Buccleuch, regarding 

Robin Ellote's intention against his Lordship's life ; stating that the 
writer had handed the Council's letter to his Majesty, and that his Majesty's 
answer required the Council to punish Robert and his accomplices ; and 
desiring the Earl of Buccleuch to intercede for the life of " Robin," who 
was the Earl of Annandale's brother-in-law, as the Earl of Annandale 
would, without opposition, give way to justice in this matter. Dated at 
Theobald's, 7th April 1624, 348 

280. Letter from James Marquess of Hamilton to Walter Earl of Buccleuch, 

advising him regarding the settlement of some matter which concerned the 
Earl and the Laird of Drumlanrig, that the Earl should refer it to friends. 
Dated at Edinburgh, 27th May [circa 1624], 350 

281. Walter Earl of Buccleuch to Robert Earl of Nithsdale, stating the answer he 

had given to Adam Cunningham, a friend of the latter, that the Earl of 
Nithsdale should consider upon some way for the satisfaction of his debt 
to the Earl of Buccleuch. Dated at Edinburgh, 27th August 1630, 350 

282. Letter from Sir J. Douglas to Walter Earl of Buccleuch, informing him that 

Lord Curriehill, President of the Session, had accused the Earl of Airth to 
the King of affirming that " he had as great right to the Crown as King 
Charles, if he had power enough," and that a commission under the Great 
Seal had been appointed to investigate the matter ; also giving an account 
of the meeting of Parliament and other news. Dated at Edinburgh, 

21st June 1633, 351 

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283. Letter from Sir J. Douglas to the Earl of Buccleueh, informing him that 

the legislation of Parliament regarding taxation had moved great resent- 
ment in the country, that a " college for doctors " was erected, that a 
number of Earls and Lords had been created — Southesk, Stirling, Wemyss, 
Dalhousie, etc. — that the Earl of Airth desired pardon, and that his 
Majesty had lost thirty men, some plate, etc., on his way from Falkland 
to Edinburgh. Dated at Edinburgh, 13th July 1633, 352 

284. Letter from Robert Pringle of Stitehel to the Earl of Buccleueh, informing 

him that Francy of Kinmontt had fled to Ireland, that Geordy Armstrong 
of Dykraw was lying in prison to abide his trial for resetting, and that 
Archy Armstrong, called Hollas, a herd to Hobby Rackes, had been 
carried to Carlisle jail ; also wishing his Lordship would leave all other 
service and serve his king. Dated at Edinburgh, 24th July 1633, 353 

285. Letter from Lady Margaret Scott to the Laird of Dundas, desiring him to 

accompany the funeral of her husband (James fifth Lord Ross) from 
Kirkliston Water to Linlithgow, towards his burial-place at Renfrew. 
Dated at Melville, 25th December 1633, 355 

286. Letter from Sir John Scott of Scotstarvet to Mr. Laurence Scott, Advocate, 

with respect to the completion of some business transactions in Holland by 
Patrick Scott, evidently connected with the estate of the Earl of Buccleueh. 
Dated at Caiplie, 26th August 1634, 355 

287. Letter from Francis second Earl of Buccleueh to Margaret Lady Ross, 

stating that he would see her Ladyship on Friday or Saturday, and receive 
her commands before he went south, and about her natural brother, John 
Scott. Dated 8th February 1643, 356 

288. Letter from James Earl of Queensberry to the minister of Staplegordon, 

asking him to intimate from his pulpit on Sunday following certain 
instructions of the General and Committee of the Army- — (1.) For supply- 
ing meal and money to the army ; (2.) For furnishing a fixed number of 
men to the rendezvous at Loehmaben on the 23d of May ; (3.) And for 
sending hay, etc., to Dumfries for sale. Dated at Dumfries, 10th May 
1044, 357 



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289. Letter from John Earl of Loudoun to Francis Earl of Buccleuch, informing 

him that he had acquainted his Majesty concerning Simeon Armstrong, 
and that his Majesty desired his release and subsequent removal from the 
Borders. Dated at Newcastle, 1st July 1646, 358 

290. Letter from Francis Earl of Buccleuch to John Scott of Gorrinberrie, 

bidding him accept 1000 pounds as offered by his tenants for the teinds 
of Eckford, and allowing him the teinds of the Mains for the same as 
he used to pay to Lord Lothian. Dated at Edinburgh, 31st March 1648, 359 

291. Letter from Margaret Scott, Countess of Egiintou, to Alexander sixth Earl 

of Eglinton, her husband, informing him of the King's agreement with 
the Commissioners, of the grief of " my lord and lady " at the death of 
their son, and of the engagement of a chamberman for her husband at 
forty pounds and " so many of your old clothes as ye thought good your- 
self," etc. Dated at Edinburgh, 8th May 1650, 359 



292. Letter from King Charles the First to the Earl of Buccleuch, desiring him 

to proceed in like manner, or otherwise, with Francis Stuart, son to 
the late Earl of Bothwell, and with the Earl of Boxburghe, who had 
offered to submit their interest in the estate of the said Francis's father to 
" indifferent friends," the King to be umpire therein. Dated at White- 
hall, 2d April 1627, 360 

293. Letter from King Charles the First to the Earl of Buccleuch, asking him to 

repair to Court before the last day of November, for the settling of 
all differences between the Earl and Francis Stuart. Dated at Hampton 
Court, 20th November 1630, 361 

294. Copy, signed by Walter Nash, of the decision by King Charles the First 

regarding Francis Stuart's petition, allotting to him two sixth-parts of the 
forfeited estates of his father, the Earl of Bothwell, the lords who had 
previously enjoyed the estates to secure the remainder for themselves. 
Dated at Oatlands, 8th August 1631, 361 

295. Copy Letter from King Charles the First to the Privy Council of Scotland, 

commanding them to call before them the tutor and curators of the late 



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Earl of Buccleuch, and to require them to draw up a procuratory for some 
of their number to settle in the King's presence the differences between 
the Earl of Buccleuch's children and the said Francis, that the matter 
might be finally settled on the coming of the Earl of Eoxburghe. Dated 
at Whitehall, 22d February 1634, 362 

296. Copy, signed by James Philp, of a Minute for Contract between the heirs 

of Buccleuch and Francis Stuart, the latter to have his father's forfeited 
lands in Lothian for paying back to the former for the superplus over 
8500 merks of yearly rent, etc. ; the said Francis to have right to plead 
by law for the lands, etc., not made subject by the Earl to His Majesty's 
decree ; with other clauses as to evidents, superiorities, and patronages. 
Dated at Greenwich, 26th May 1634, 362 

297. Letter from King Charles the First to the Privy Council of Scotland, more 

fully extending the terms of the decreet-arbitral of His Majesty as to the 
disposition of the forfeited estates of Bothwell, as in No. 296 supra. 
Circa 1634, 363 

298. Letter from King Charles the First to Sir John Scott of Scotstarvit, etc., 

tutors of Francis Earl of Buccleuch, commanding them to repair to Court 
for the " accommodation" of the business betwixt the Earl of Buccleuch 
and Francis Stuart. Dated at Bagshot, 15th September 1635, 365 

299. Copy Explanation by King Charles the First, determining that the superi- 

orities and patronages of the lands of Bothwell not valued and made 
subject to His Majesty's decree by the Earl of Buccleuch shall go to 
Francis Stuart with the lands ; Francis Stuart also to be re-possessed in 
such unvalued lands until the Earl of Buccleuch may recover them by 
another right than that of forfeiture. Dated March 1636, 365 

300. Copy Letter by King Charles the First [no address], commanding his 

"cousin and councillor" to require His Majesty's Advocate to proceed 
towards possessing Francis Stuart of the whole Bothwell estate in Lothian, 
and evicting the Earl of Buccleuch if refractory ; and that the Lords of 
Council should grant a commission for the examination of witnesses to be 
produced by the said Francis Stuart for proving his father's possession of 
such things as he claimed. Dated at Oatlands, 10th September 1637, 366 



1698.] ABSTRACT OF THE BUCGLEUGH CORRESPONDENCE, lxxxv 



FORTY-SEVEN LETTERS written by Anna Duchess of Buccleuch and 
Monmouth between the years 1663 and 1729. 

PAGE 

301-304. To her step-father, David Earl of Wemyss, from 1663 to 1673, 367 

305. To her mother, Margaret Leslie Countess of Wemyss, as to the good health 

of her children, " a great stock." Dated at Whitehall, 1st December [no 
year], 369 

306. To George first Earl of Melville, referring to his indisposition, to her busi- 

ness with Nithsdale, to the transference of her papers to the Wemyss, to 
the report of the Duke of Monmouth having received a poisoned letter, etc. 
Dated at Whitehall, 12th December [1679], 369 

307. To George first Earl of Melville, with regard to farming the estate, which 

she would submit to if there were a necessity. Dated at Whitehall, 2 2d 
July [1680], 370 

308. To George first Earl of Melville, mentioning that Lord Rochester was ready 

to sign " the papers," although he was puzzled by two omissions, these 
being the portion he had given, and that an Act of Parliament was to be 
procured to settle her daughter's jointure. Dated at London, 21st Feb- 
ruary [1696], 370 

309. To George first Earl of Melville, expressing her grief and surprise at the 

death of her nephew. Dated at London, 5th April [1698], 371 

310. To George first Earl of Melville, expressing much concern for his health, 

and her determination not to farm her estate, as it might ruin or oppress 

her tenants. Dated at London, 25th March [no year] 372 

311. To George first Earl of Melville, acknowledging receipt of papers relating to 

her son's contract of marriage, adding that she would make the Earl laugh 
at her description of the business of arrangement when she met him, 
with this apology for not writing in detail — " a long letter always turning 
my head round." Dated at London, 14th August [no year], 372 

312. To her nephew, David third Earl of Leven, "the laziest body living at 

writing," asking the signed ojiinion of lawyers as to whether, when her 



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page 
contract was reduced, what related to her eldest son was to stand or was 
made null ; also expressing her sorrow for the death of her young nephew. 
Dated at London, 20th May [1696], 373 

313. To David third Earl of Leven, referring to Lady Elcho's death, and stating 

that her nephew Elcho never wrote to her in his life ; expressing her 
intention to visit Scotland that summer if the King paid her jointure, a 
visit the more necessary because of Scrimgeour's death ; and jocularly 
referring to the marriage of Margaret Countess of Wemyss with Viscount 
Tarbat, afterwards Earl of Cromartie. Dated at London, 28th March 
[1700], 374 

314. To David third Earl of Leven, referring to the furnishing of Dalkeith House, 

and to the receipt of a letter from the Countess of Wemyss intimating her 
marriage " to-morrow or next day — a handsome warning for a sister of a 
thing of that consequence;" also on business. Dated at London, 9th 
May 1700, 374 

315. To David third Earl of Leven, urging him to press on the work at Dalkeith. 

Dated at Loudon, 20th May [1700], 375 

316. To David third Earl of Leven, intimating that the ship was to sail on Monday 

or Tuesday, and referring to some domestic arrangements in view of her 
visit to Dalkeith. Dated at London, 9th August [1701], 375 

317. To David third Earl of Leven, expressing her pleasure at his safe arrival in 

London. Dated at Edinburgh, 7th January [1702], 376 

318. To David third Earl of Leven, on a bargain between her and the Earl, 

regarding which she believes that " the lawyers had not worded the papers 
right." Dated at Edinburgh, 16th January [1702], 376 

319. To David third Earl of Leven, acknowledging receipt of a letter and two 

bills, and stating that his father looked well and would return a sound man 

if his arm got well. Dated at London, 26th September [circa 1700], 377 

320. A. B. C. to Lady Ann Wemyss, Countess of Leven, her niece, hoping she is 

well enough to read a short letter. Dated at Mews, 23d July [no year], 378 



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PAGE 

321. A. B. to George Viscount of Tarbat, afterwards first Earl of Cromartie, 

■with reference to the resignation she had made to the King, and to which 

he had readily consented. Dated at Mews, 26th July, circa 1686, 378 

322. To George Viscount of Tarbat, asking his advice as to the appointment of 

Mr. Mein as minister at Dalkeith, as she " would have the best of the 
gang," and requesting him to " do something " to the wood at Dalkeith 
Park. Dated at Mews, 21st February [1691], 378 

323. A. B. C. to George Viscount of Tarbat, wishing a good journey to his Lord- 

ship, who was about to return to Scotland, and offering him money to 
provide a coach and horses. Dated at Edinburgh, 16th February 1703, 379 

324. A. B. C. to George Earl of Cromartie, denying that she was connected with 

the plot, and informing him of the illness of his friend Isabella and of the 
health of the Countess of Cromartie. Dated at Edinburgh, 1 8th January 
[circa 1704], 379 

325. To George Earl of Cromartie, expressing her unwillingness that the Duke 

of Athole should visit Dalkeith House. Dated at London, 1st August 
[circa 1705], 380 

326. A. B. C. to George Earl of Cromartie, that she was glad of the victory, but 

lamented the Marquis of Tullibardine. Dated at Dalkeith, 13th Sep- 
tember [1709], 380 

327. A. B. C. to George Earl of Cromartie, asking him to consult with Lord 

Royston and Lord Poltoun as to the purchase of Musltoun. Dated at 
London, 1 2th September 1713, 381 

328. To Sir James Mackenzie, Lord Royston, complaining of her son Lord 

Deloraine having made a claim without first informing her, and referring 
to the large sums she had given him for his house at Leadwell, etc. 
Dated at London, 23d February 1719-20, 381 

329. A. B. C. to Lord Royston, informing him of "a most agreeable undertak- 

ing," to bring about a marriage between Lord Dalkeith and Lady Jean 
Douglas, sister of the Duke of Douglas, of whom she speaks very highly : 
this project commending itself by her determination to have her grandson 



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" no stranger to his own country." Dated at London, 2d February 
[1720], 382 

330. A. B. C. to Lord Royston, referring to her disappointment in the matter of 

her grandson's marriage, and alleging that the failure of her project was 
due to the Duchess of Queensberry. Dated at London, 4th March [circa 
1720], 382 

331. To Lord Royston, referring to various business affairs with Lord Deloraine, 

Lord Traquair, etc., and to the projected marriage of Lord Dalkeith and 
Lady Jean, sister of the Duke of Queensberry. [Circa March 1720], ... 383 

332. To Lord Royston, informing him of the receipt of a memorial on the 

honours and estate of Buccleuch, complaining of the " excellent " Earl of 
Islay intermeddling with the question of the Buccleuch succession, and 
hoping " God would bless Francis and give him sons and no daughters." 
Dated at London, 30th May [circa 1720], 383 

333. To Lord Royston, that she would not lay out more money on Dalkeith 

except what was necessary to finish the stairs, and that she longed to be 

in Scotland again. Dated at London, 30th July 1724, 384 

334. To Lord Royston, intimating the death at Langley of Lady Dalkeith, "as 

good a young woman as ever I knew in all my life." Dated 4th Sep- 
tember [1729], 384 

335. A. B. C. to Lord Royston, referring to the parson of Yarrow as a turbulent 

spirit who coveted his neighbour's grass, and thanking his Lordship for 
his promise to be present at the land-setting. Dated at London, 11th 
March [no year]. 385 

336. A. B. C. to Lord Royston, referring to the Act of Parliament asserted by 

Lord Islay to have been made on her marriage with the Duke of Mon- 
mouth, and to the appointment of a schoolmaster at Dalkeith. Dated at 
London, 5th August [circa 1720], 385 

337. A. B. C. to Lord Royston, mentioning that this was the first time she had 

written since her illness. Dated at London, 18th March [no year], 385 



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PAGE 

338. A. B. C. to Lord Eoyston, pleasantly expressing her absolute reliance on 

him in the improvement of her estate, and her obligation to Mr. Somer- 
ville for his management ; speaking of Lord Eoyston as " resolved to 
purchase half Scotland," and praising her sheep, etc. Dated at London, 
14th August [no year], 386 

339. To Lord Eoyston, acknowledging receipt of his letter informing her of her 

" melancholy victory " over her son, and directing that her lawyers should 

be sufficiently paid. Dated at London, 14th December [no year], 38b' 

340. To Lord Eoyston, expressing her resolution to borrow no more till old scores 

were cleared, but that she was desirous to purchase an estate in the Forest 
which Harden purposed selling, and thanking his Lordship for buying a 
piece of ground at Hawick, etc. Dated at London, 23d May [no year], 386 

341. To Lord Eoyston, asking his advice on a letter sent by Mr. Mutter, the 

moderator of Dalkeith, and expressing her willingness to contribute to the 
increase of the minister's salary. Dated at London, 15th January [no 
year], 387 

342. A. B. C. to Lord Eoyston, intimating that Lord Eothes desired the amic- 

able settlement of the affair long depending between herself and him, and 
requesting Lord Eoyston to debate the matter on her side. Dated at 
London, 30th July [no year], 387 

343. To Lord Eoyston, thanking him for undertaking to choose a schoolmaster 

for Dalkeith, and wishing for Eobinson's accounts, to whom she believed 
she was as little indebted as she had been to Lord Melville. Dated at 
London, 13th February [no year], 388 

344. A. B. C. to Lord Eoyston, stating that Lord AVemyss's friends advised that 

he should come to London, and that it was thought the King would 
pardon Charteris, Lady Wemyss's father, as it was thought that he had 
not a just trial. Dated at London, 3d March [post 1720], 388 

345. To Lord Eoyston, on her last purchase, the payment to her of £14,000 by 

the Queen, the proposed purchase of Scott of Boonraw's land, and Laing's 

quitting of her service. Dated at London, 2d January [no year], 389 

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34 6. To Lord Royston, on the influence of the Duke of Ar[gyll], and stating the 
King's opinion that it would be a diminution of his prerogative should his 
Grace have the nomination of the Lords of Session. Dated at London, 
4th February [no year], 389 

347. To [James first Duke of Montrose], condoling with his Grace and the 
Duchess on the death of Lady Christian, " a most agreeable child." 
Dated at London, 13th June [1711], 390 



348. Letter from Mr. Thomas Ross, governor to the Duke of Monmouth, to Lady 

Margaret Leslie, Countess of Wemyss, informing her that Mr. Binning 
had at length been despatched with a letter to the Chancellor and a copy 
of the instructions sent to the Lord Commissioner ; desiring her to send 
to him any new matter against Gilmore, President of the Court of 
Session, who he alleges had " put a cheat " on his Majesty ; and present- 
ing to her Ladyship the service of the Duke of Monmouth. Dated at 
Oxford, 29th September 1663, 390 

349. Letter from Mr. Thomas Ross to David second Earl of Wemyss, strongly 

attacking the opposition of Sir Robert Murray to the passing of an Act of 
Parliament for securing the estates of the Duke and Duchess in Scot- 
land ; informing him that the Lord Chancellor and the Secretary had 
drawn up instructions for the Act to pass ; conveying to him the thanks 
of the Duke ; and stating that Lord Rutherford had returned to Tangiers, 
and had made an advantageous peace with the Moors. Dated at Oxford, 
September [1663], 391 

350. Letter from John Earl (afterwards Duke) of Lauderdale to the Earls of 

Rothes and Wemyss, asking them by command of his Majesty to desist 
from the process they were pursuing as executors of the deceased Countess 
of Buecleuch until the Duke of Monmouth should choose his curators. 
Dated at Whitehall, 30th June 1664, 393 



1672.] ABSTRACT OF THE BUCGLEUGH CORRESPONDENCE. xci 



351. Letter from King Charles the Second, subscribed by the Earl of Lauderdale, 

to Sir John Nisbet, Lord Advocate, requiring him, as one of the curators 
ad lites to the Duke of Monmouth, to consult with the other curators and 
to plead for the interest of the Duke and Duchess of Buccleuch and Mon- 
mouth, in the process insisted in by the executors of the deceased Countess 
of Buccleuch for sums of money owing to her, as falling under their 
executry. Dated at Whitehall, 20th December 1664, 393 

352. Letter from King Charles the Second, subscribed by the Earl of Lauderdale, 

to John sixth Earl of Kothes, to be communicated to the other curators 
of the Duke of Buccleuch and Monmouth, approving of the letting of the 
estate at the former rent, and of the bargain with the Earl of Nithsdale 
for his claim on the barony of Langholm, and intimating that his Majesty 
would decide the dispute as to the executry of the deceased Countess of 
Buccleuch in a few days. Dated at Whitehall, 5th April 1666, 394 

353. Letter from King Charles the Second, subscribed by the Earl of Lauderdale, 

to the Lords of Session, commanding them to cause to be registered in the 
Books of Council and Session the submission by the executors of the 
deceased Mary Countess of Buccleuch of their interest, dated 19 th July 
1665, and also his Majesty's decreet-arbitral in the controversy betwixt 
them and Anna Countess of Buccleuch, dated 10th July 1666. Dated 
at Whitehall, 25th February 1668. Appended a docquet stating the 
order by the Lords for its record, 395 

354. Letter from James Sharp, Archbishop of St. Andrews, to David second 

Earl of Wemyss, stating that he had obtained from the Earl of Lauder- 
dale and Sir Ptobert Moray a promise that the King should confirm 
Methill, but that they " stuck at the passing of the signature for the 
excise of salt ; " with news as to the movements of the Duchess and the 
Court, etc. Dated at London, 15th September 1668, 395 

355. Letter from James Duke of Monmouth [no address], thanking his Grace for 

his management of the Duke's affairs in Scotland. Dated at Metz, 23d 
May [circa 1672], 396 

356. Letter from Alexander second Earl of Kincardine to David Earl of Wemyss, 

stating that there was nothing to apprehend from the Duke of Hamilton, 



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and that the Duchess of Monmouth understood very well her own affairs 
and all things. Dated at Whitehall, 7th February 1673-4, 397 

357. Letter from John Duke of Lauderdale [no address], concerning a letter the 

Duchess of Monmouth had received from Sir William Scott of Harden, 
requesting the Duke of Monmouth to obtain the King's signature for a 
gift of the ward and marriage and non-entry of the Earl of Tarras in favour 
of Sir William Scott. Dated at Ham, 22d July 1676, 397 

358. Letter from James Duke of Monmouth to Margaret Countess of Wemyss, 

expressing his regard for her. Dated at London, 25th October 1677,... 398 

359. Letter from James Duke of Monmouth to his father, King Charles the 

Second, informing him of his arrival with the forces at Ostend, deploring 
the condition of the Spanish garrison there, stating his intention to send 
men to the defence of Bruges, and asking more men for the defence of 
Ostend and Meuport. Dated at Ostend [July 1678], 399 

360. Extract Letter from King Charles the Second to the Privy Council of Scot- 

land, subscribed by the Earl of Middleton, allowing payments to be made 
to the Duchess of Buccleuch out of the estate of Buccleuch, etc., notwith- 
standing that letters of intercommuning had been issued against James 
Duke of Buccleuch ; and ordering this letter to be recorded in the books 
of Treasury and Exchequer. Dated at Winchester, 14th September 1683, 400 

361. Copy Letter from Mr. Alexander Erskine, Lyon-King-of-Arms, to Mr. Innes, 

regarding the arms that might properly be borne by the daughter of the 
Duchess of Buccleuch and Lord Cornwallis. Dated 1699, 401 

362. Letter from J. B. to the Duke of Argyll, warning him of a design to 

assassinate him on his way to Edinburgh, and alleging that the design 
was abetted by the Duke of Marlborough. Dated 1715. Appended a 
note by the Honourable Charles Townshend, that the letter was found in 
March 1760 among the papers of Mr. James Cockburn, secretary to the 
Duke of Argyll. Dated 20th April 1760, 402 

363. Letter from Mr. Adam Smith, author of " The Wealth of Nations,' 1 etc., to 

Mr. David Hume, stating that he had accepted Mr. Townshend's proposal 



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that lie should travel with the young Duke of Buccleuch. Dated at 
Glasgow, 12th December 1763, 403 

364. Letter from Mr. Adam Smith to [the Honourable Charles Townshend], 

giving a detailed account of the illness of the Duke of Buccleuch, and 
informing him of the kindly inquiries made by the King of France, the 
Duke of Fitzjames, etc. Dated at Compiegne, 26th August 1766, 404 

365. Letter from Mr. Adam Smith to Mr. Archibald Campbell, Writer to the 

Signet, acknowledging the receipt of his pension, etc. Dated at Kirkcaldy, 
25th December 1768, 406 

366. Letter from [Sir] Walter Scott to Mrs. Scott of Harden [afterwards Lady 

Polwarth], with reference to a criticism by Lord Egremont on the " Lady 

of the Lake." Dated at Melrose [1805], 406 

367. Letter from Sir Walter Scott to Lady Polwarth, about Schetky's engravings 

and Jeffrey's "flagellation" of "Marmion." Dated at Edinburgh, 25th 
May [1808], 407 

368. Letter from Sir Walter Scott to Lady Polwarth, with a copy of " Don 

Koderick," intimating that he had purchased Dr. Douglas's farm at 
Galashiels, and intended to " build a bower there next summer." Dated 
at Edinburgh, 2d July 1811, 408 



APPENDIX OF CHAETEES. 

369. Charter by King William the Lion, whereby he confirms to the Church of 

St. Mary of Melrose and the monks there serving God all the land of 
Eskdale, according to the marches named in the charters of Sir Eobert 
Avenel and Gervase his heir to the Abbey ; to be held for ever free of 
all service, etc., save the King's service from Gervase and his heirs. 
[1180-1201], 409 

370. Eenunciation by Eobert Avenel and Gervase, his heir, of the four merks 

which the monks of Melrose had been wont to give yearly in ferm for the 
land of Eskdale, which sum the abbot and convent faithfully promise 
shall be given to the abbey as pittances four times every year, one on the 



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[1180- 



day on which the said Sir Eobert retired from the world to the convent ; 
a second on the day on which he died ; a third on the sixth day from the 
day of the Nativity, in commemoration of the soul of Sibilla, spouse of 
Sir Eobert ; a fourth on the day of the death of Gervase, who during his 
life was to appoint the day for this pittance : also on those foresaid 
days commemoration of their souls was to be made in the chapter. 
[1180-1198], 410 

371. Charter by King William the Lion, confirming to Galfrid, the son of 

Richard of Inuerkunniglas, the land of Balwerie, given to him by Patrick 
abbot of Dunfermline, and the convent thereof ; to be held in fee and 
heritage according to the tenor of the charter of the said abbot and 
convent. Dated at Clackmannan, 1st March [circa 1204] 410 

372. Charter by Thomas de Colevilla surnamed Scot, to the abbey of Vaudey, of 

the fourth part of Almelidun called Keresban, to wit, all he held between 
Polleneshan and Pollenescunt on to the water of Doon ; to be held 
for rendering six merks yearly to him, his heirs, or assignees, three at 
Martinmas and three at Pentecost ; this ferin not to be exacted if the 
King of Scotland should release the monks of it for the safety of his soul 
and those of his ancestors. [1214-1223], 41 1 

373. Charter by King Alexander the Second, for the safety of his soul, and those 

of King William his father and Queen Ermegarde his mother, etc., to the 
monastery of Melrose, of the whole waste, with all the pertinents beneath 
and above ground, from the river Ethryc up through the stream of 
Tymeye to the marches of Nigel de Heryz, and thus up the watershed 
between Ethric and Glenkery to the marches of Esckedal, and thus up 
westward by the watershed between Esckedal aud Ethric as far as the hill 
of Vnhende ; thence east by the watershed between the vale of Anaund 
and the Forest to the head of Eodanoch, and thus east by the watershed 
between the Forest and the land of Thomas de Haya on to the head of 
Copthrawerisclouth, and thus down to the Meikle Loch, and thus up 
through the loch to the head thereof; thence up south to the stream of 
Wythhop, and thus up to Thirlestangate, and then on to the head of 
Wulfhop, and thus through the "sicus" down to the stream of Meikle 



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PAGE 

Thirlestan, and by the same burn down to the river Ethric, and through 
the river up to Tymeymuth : to be held in free and perpetual alms. 
Dated at Selkirk, 21st February 1235-6, 412 

374. Charter by Michael Scot, Lord of Balwery, whereby on the narrative that 

he was convinced by sealed deeds and after a diligent inquest of trustworthy 
men that his ancestors had in old time infefted Yvo de Burneschelis and 
his ancestors heritably in the whole land of Burneschelis, and although 
there had been a dispute between him and Yvo, he now confirmed the 
said land to the said Yvo as his own proper heritage, for rendering homage 
only and yearly service to him and his heirs of a pair of gilt spurs or 
seven pennies, at the Feast of the Apostles Peter and Paul. [Circa 1306], 413 

375. Charter by Michael de Wemyss, knight, lord of that Ilk, to John de Inglis, 

lord of Inglis Tarvet, his heirs and assignees, for ever, of the third part of 
the granter's mill of Inglis Tarvet. [Circa 1306], 414 

376. Charter by Thomas Fraser, lord of half of Ladyurd, son and heir of the 

deceased Marjory de Farle, with consent of his father's and mother's 
kinsmen, to John de Geddes, his heirs and assignees, of the half of 
Ladyurd belonging to the granter by hereditary right, in the barony of 
Kirkurd and shire of Peebles, for a sum of money paid by the said John 
to him in his great need : to be held by the said John, his heirs and 
assignees, from the granter, his heirs and assignees, of Eobert Scott, lord 
superior of the barony of Kirkurd, and his heirs, as freely as the said 
Thomas and his ancestors had held it ; for rendering yearly at Pentecost 
and Martinmas the services used and wont to the said superior and his 
heirs. Dated at Peebles, 10th July 1406, 414 

377. Charter by Eobert Scott, lord of Eankilburn, with consent of Walter Scott, his 

son and heir, to the monastery of Melrose, of all his lands of Wynzehope, on 
the west side of the Temay, called Glenkery, in the shire of Selkirk, with 
twelve acres of meadow land, to be held by the monks of the said 
monastery in fee and heritage for ever, the granter reserving to him and 
his heirs the liberty of fishing and hunting in the lands of Glenkery ; 
in escambion for the lands of Bellenden in the shire of Selkirk, the 
liberty of fishing and hunting therein being reserved to the said monks : 



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page 
also the said Robert Scott promises that the teinds of Glenkery and of 
the twelve acres of meadow land should be devoted to the monastery 
of Melrose, in exchange for the teinds of Bellenden to be devoted to the 
parish church of Eankilburn. Providing also that should the lands of 
Glenkery and the twelve acres of meadow land be legally evicted from 
the monks by any one laying claim thereto, the lands of Bellenden should 
be restored to the said monks for ever. Dated at the monastery of 
Melrose, 28th May 1415, 415 

378. Confirmation by Peter de Cockburn, lord of Henryland, of the preceding 

charter of excambion of Glenkery and the twelve acres of meadow land 
held of him, with the lands of Bellenden, made between David abbot of 
Melrose, and Eobert Scott, lord of Eankilburn. Dated at Melrose, 18th 
June 1415, 417 

379. Attestation, in Scotch, by Wat of Tuedy of Drummelzere, and others, in 

the chapel of Saint Mary, of the resignation of half Ladyurd by John of 
Geddes, with staff and baton, in the hands of Walter Scott, lord of Mur- 
thouystoun and overlord to John of Geddes ; and of the granting by the 
said Walter Scott, with a wand, to William of Geddes, of state real of 
the said lands, the said Walter charging his bailie to pass to the soil and 
give sasine thereof to the said William. Dated at Peebles, 2 2d July 
1434, 418 

380. Instrument of Sasine of William of Geddes in the half of Ladyurd, by John 

Young, sergeant of the barony of Kirkurd, on a precept from Patrick de 
Lowis of Men or, bailie of Sir Walter Scott, lord of Murdieston and of the 
barony of Kirkurd. Given at Ladyurd, 2 6 th July 1434, 419 

381. Grant, in Scotch, by James abbot of Newbottle and the convent thereof, of 

a fee of 100 rnerks Scots yearly for 19 years, to Walter Scott of Branx- 
holm, knight, and William Scott, his son and apparent heir, for the 
"grete plesouris and steid done and to be done" by them, specially in 
defence of the abbey's lands and steadings of Lethanhopis, Morphet, and 
Eomannes Grange, from molestation of thieves and broken men. Dated 
at Newbottle, 19th September 1544, 419 



1663.] ABSTRACT OF ADDITIONAL CHARTERS. 



382. Charter by Mary Queen of Scots, with advice and consent of James Earl of 

Arran, Governor of Scotland, in consideration of the service of Walter 
Scott of Bransholm, knight, in defence of the kingdom against the 
English, and of the great losses and burnings his lands, etc., had suffered, 
to the said Sir Walter Scott and Lady Jonet Betoun his spouse, and the 
longer liver of them two, and their heirs-male ; whom failing, the heirs- 
male and assignees whomsoever of the said Walter, of the lands of Easter 
Craig, in the shire of Roxburgh, which formerly belonged to John 
Cockburn of Ormiston, and had fallen into the sovereign's hands by his 
forfeiture for treason : to be held by the said Walter, etc., of her Majesty 
and her successors, in fee and heritage for ever, for rendering yearly 
the rights and services due and wont before the said forfeiture. Given 
under the Great Seal, at Edinburgh, 2d February 1548-9, 420 

383. Charter by James Earl Both well, superior of the lands of Easter Craig, pro- 

ceeding on the reduction and retractation of the decree by which the 
foresaid lands had been forfeited by John Cockburn of Ormiston, and on 
the retractation of the infeftment therein of Sir Walter Scott, etc., of the 
foresaid lands to the said John Cockburn : to be held of the granter 
and his heirs and successors, in fee and heritage for ever, for rendering 
yearly to them one penny Scots on the ground of the said lands : with 
precept to his bailie to give sasine. Dated at Edinburgh, 21st April 1567, 422 

384. Patent by King Charles the Second, whereby the King, in consideration of 

the promising endowments of Sir James Seott, knight, and the love the 
King cherished for him, out of his special grace and certain knowledge 
and mere motion, raises him to the dignity of Baron Scott of Tindall, 
in the county of Northumberland : to have and to hold the said dignity 
to the said James Scott and the heirs-male of his body for ever, with a 
seat, place, and voice in the Parliaments and Councils, with all the privi- 
leges of other barons of England : also to be Earl of Doncaster, in the 
county of York (with clauses as above), with gift of an annual rent of 
£20 sterling, so that they "maybe able to carry themselves . . . accord- 
ing to the style befitting the said name : " also to be Duke of Monmouth 
(ivith clauses as above), with gift of an annual rent of £40 sterling. 

Dated at Westminster, 14th February [1663], 424 

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385. Translation, in English, of the preceding patent of the dignities of Baron 

Tindall, Earl of Doncaster, and Duke of Monmouth, 427 

3S6. Patent by King Charles the Second, whereby, in the hope that James Duke 
of Monmouth, his natural son, may be able to act with advantage in the 
management of Scotch affairs, and desiring to increase in honour that 
family now bound to his Majesty by the affinity of his said son, he creates 
the said James Duke of Monmouth, and the heirs-male of his body by 
Anna Countess of Buccleuch ; whom failing, the heirs whatsoever of his 
body who shall succeed to the estates and earldom of Buccleuch, to be 
Dukes of Buccleuch, Earls of Dalkeith, Lords Scott of Whitchester and 
Eskdale, with all the privileges and the precedency thereto belonging in 
Parliament, etc. Dated at Whitehall, 20th April 16G3 ; written to the 
Great Seal, 8th July 1663 ; and sealed at Edinburgh, Sth July 1663,... 431 



APPENDIX OF CORRESPONDENCE. 

387. Letter from Johau Van Oldenbarnevelt to Noel de Caron, knight, ambas- 

sador from the United Netherlands at the Court of King James the 
First of England, stating that his health was improved, but that the 
daily pressure of business was intolerable and he should require to leave 
the Hague to pass a month or six weeks without working ; urging the 
necessity of the two nations taking common action against piracy ; and 
referring to the affair of the Duke of Savoy. Dated at the Hague, 3d 
August 1611. 
English translation of the letter, 433 

388. Letter from King James the Sixth to Walter Earl of Buccleuch, with refer- 

ence to the Marquess of Hamilton's dealing with the Earl for some lands 
and teinds of the forfeited estate of Bothwell, which had been disponed 
by his Majesty to the Earl's father, earnestly recommending to him the 
performance of that purpose. Dated at Newmarket, 10th December 
1622,.. 435 

389. Obligation, superscribed by King James the Sixth and subscribed by Charles 

Prince of Wales, whereby, on the narrative that Walter Earl of Buccleuch 



1632.] ABSTRACT OF ADDITIONAL CORRESPONDENCE. 



PAGE 

was about to dispone to James Marquess of Hamilton part of the forfeited 
estate of Bothwell, they engage in verbo principis not to restore any of 
the deceased Earl of Bothwell' s children or posterity to any part of the 
forfeited lands, without consent of the said Marquess of Hamilton and Earl 
of Buccleuch ; also ordaining this obligation to be registered in the Books 
of Council. Dated at Newmarket, 10th December 1622, 435 

390. Letter from Charles Prince of Wales to the Earl of Buccleuch, recommend- 

ing him to proceed to the disposition (lit supra) to the Marquess of 
Hamilton. Dated at Newmarket, 1 0th December 1622, 436 

391. Copy Letter from King Charles the First to the Lord Advocate, informing 

him that the two noblemen present who had interest in the Bothwell 
estates had submitted their right to the King's will, as if the Act of Pre- 
scription had not been made ; requiring him to draw up sureties of their 
renunciation, and to make interruption in the King's name to the Earl of 
Buccleuch and others interested who might not renounce in due time ; 
with further order to draw up a power to Francis Stewart, son of the 
deceased Earl of Bothwell, to make interruption to the Earl of Buccleuch 
and others not renouncing, should the interruption in the King's name 
not be sufficient. Dated March 1 630, 437 

392. Letter from King Charles the First to the Privy Council of Scotland, 

authorising them to obtain a true rental of the abbacy of Kelso, as he 
had before required them to obtain of the lands of the earldom of Both- 
well, possessed by the Earl of Buccleuch, etc. Dated at Nonsuch, 31st 
August 1631 438 

393. Copy Letter from the Privy Council of Scotland to King Charles the First, 

intimating that the Earls of Pioxbuvgh and Buccleuch had submitted to 
them the rentals of the Bothwell estates and abbacy of Kelso, with infor- 
mation as to the churches under lay patronage belonging to the Earl of 
Buccleuch. Dated at Holyroodhouse, 13th November 1632, 438 

394. Copy Letter from King Charles the First to the Privy Council of Scotland, 

requiring that the Minute of Contract formerly subscribed by the deceased 
Earl of Buccleuch and Francis Stuart should be extended ; that the said 
Francis should be entered to the uplifting of the duties, etc., due since 



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page 
the Royal decree, renouncing all title to the other lands etc. not coming 
under the decree, except to such as were not valued by the deceased Earl 
or were renounced by him, for the recovery of which the said Francis 
might plead ; and that both parties should sign the contract when it was 
expede. Dated at Greenwich, 26th May 1634, 440 

395. Letter from King Charles the First to Sir John Scott of Scotstarvit, and 

the other tutors of the Earl of Buccleuch, requesting them to repair with 
all convenient diligence to Court, as his Majesty was desirous that the 
business between the Earl of Buccleuch and Francis Stuart should be 
brought to an end. Dated at Bagshot, 15th September 1635, 441 

396. Letter from King Charles the First to the Privy Council of Scotland, recom- 

mending that all process concerning the business between the Earl of 
Buccleuch and Francis Stuart should cease till the arrival of the tutors 
of the Earl, and that the Council should signify his Majesty's pleasure to 
any judicature concerned therein. Dated at Hampton Court, 27th 
October 1635, 441 

397. Letter from King Charles the First to the tutors of the Earl of Buccleuch, 

asking them to repair to Court before the 1st of March, regarding the 
business between the Earl and Francis Stuart. Dated at Whitehall, 11th 
January 1636, 442 



APPENDIX OF MISCELLANEOUS PAPERS. 

398. Indenture between William of Douglas of Drumlanrig and David Scott of 
the Buccleuch, whereby it is agreed that James of Douglas, son and 
apparent heir of the said William, should marry Jonet Scott, daughter of 
the said David, " in all goodly haste ;" the said David paying to the said 
William, his heirs or assignees, as tocher with the said Jonet, 500 merks 
Scots — 100 at the completion of the marriage, 50 at the next Martinmas 
thereafter, 50 at the following Whitsunday, and 50 at each succeeding 
term till the whole 500 merks were paid ; the said William to iufeft the 
said James and Jonet his spouse in £20 worth of his lands, as specified, 
in the barony of Drumlanrig, on the completion of the marriage ; the 



M95.] 



ABSTRACT OF MISCELLANEOUS PAPERS. 



said David to make the lands of Whitchester to be held in ward and 
relief of the said William, and if that could be done 'without prejudice to 
the said David's heritage, to become his tenant thereof within 40 days 
after the next justice-eyre at Jedburgh, etc. Dated at Edinburgh, 5th 
November 1470, 



443 



399. Decreet by the Lords of Council, in the action at the instance of Walter 

Kerr of Cessford, Walter Scott of Branxholm, and Elizabeth Kerr his 
spouse, spouse of the deceased Philip of Rutherford, son and apparent 
heir of James Rutherford of that Ilk, ordaining the said James to pay to 
the said Elizabeth the sum of 50 merks Scots, being the third part of 
100 merks withheld from her for a year and a half bypast, and letters to 
be written for distraining his lands and goods therefor ; also that he 
should give to her in liferent the third part of 100 merks' worth of land ; 
according to a decreet-arbitral betwixt the said parties, etc. Dated 23d 
October 1495, 444 

400. Contract betwixt Sir Walter Kerr of Cessford, knight, John Hume of 

Cowdenknows, Andrew Kerr of Fawdonside, Thomas Kerr of Mersington, 
George Kerr of Linton, and other Kerrs therein specified, taking burden 
on them for their bairns, friends, etc., on the one part : and Walter Scott 
of Branxholm and Buccleuch, with consent of James Duke of Chatel- 
herault, Sir John Maxwell of Terregles, knight, and others his curators, 
taking burden for his whole surname, William Cranston of that Ilk, John 
Glaidstanis of that Ilk, etc., as after follows : — The said Laird of 
Buccleuch, nor any of those for whom he takes burden, to pursue the 
Laird of Cessford, etc., for any slaughter in time bypast, and to be per- 
petually secluded therefrom iier jmctum de non petendo, but not to be 
prejudiced in their lawful actions against Sir Thomas Kerr of Ferniehirst, 
knight, and other Kerrs specified, who had refused to take part in this 
contract: the Laird of Cessford, etc., not to pursue the said Laird of 
Buccleuch, etc. : and for the more sure staunching of grudge between the 
parties through the slaughter of the deceased Sir Walter Scott of Branx- 
holm, knight, the Laird of Cessford to come to St. Giles's Kirk, in 
Edinburgh, on the 23d March instant, and on his knees ask forgiveness of 
God and the Laird of Buccleuch, and promise to truly keep this contract, 



ABSTRACT OF MISCELLANEOUS PAPERS. [1564- 



page 
the Laird of Buccleuch then to promise to remit the grudge and to 
observe this contract : Thomas Kerr, second son to the Laird of Cessford, 
to marry Scott, sister to the Laird of Buccleuch, under provi- 
sions therein specified : George Kerr, eldest son and apparent heir of 
Andrew Kerr of Fawdonside, to marry Jonet Scott, father's sister to 
the Laird of Buccleuch, as soon as they were of perfect age, without tocher 
on either side, with provision that, in case of failure of either or both by 
death, the eldest surviving son in the one family should marry the eldest 
surviving sister in the other, until a marriage were accomplished, and 
that, in case of failure by default of the Kerrs, the Laird of Cessford 
should pay 1000 merks to Jonet or her sister: the Laird of Buccleuch 
obliging himself under penalty not to agree with those Kerrs who had 
refused to take part in this contract, without the consent of the Laird of 
Cessford : and also the said Walter Kerr of Cessford, and James Ormistoun 
of that Ilk, to submit, in their deadly feud and actions, etc., regarding 
certain lands, to chosen judges, the Laird of Buccleuch to " tak pairt and 
fortife in honest and lesum maner " with the party abiding by the 
decreet in case the other should reclaim therefrom : finally, all the parties 
to the contract to settle their " contraverses or pleys " by arbitration, in 
manner specified. Dated at Edinburgh, 2 2d March, and registered in the 
Books of Council, 23d March 1564, 415 

401. Contract between Walter Scott of Branxholm, knight, for himself and Walter 
Chisholm of that Ilk, and their kin, etc., with consent of his curators, on 
the one part, and Andrew Kerr of Hirsell, knight, for himself and James 
Kerr of Corbet, Walter Hogg, and their kin, etc., on the other part : anent 
the slaughter of the deceased Walter Scott of Branxholm, knight, and all 
other quarrels in time bygone : — the said Sir Andrew and James Kerr, 
with their kin, etc., to make homage for the said slaughter to Sir Walter 
and his friends in Melrose parish kirk, on Sunday, the 13th March : John 
Kerr, oy to Sir Andrew, to marry Elizabeth Murray, lawful sister of Sir 
Walter, when he was fourteen years of age, it being further provided that, 
in case of the decease of either or both, each brother succeeding to Sir 
Andrew's heritage should marry the said Elizabeth or her eldest surviv- 
ing sister, under penalty of 1000 merks, to be paid by Sir Andrew and 



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PAGE 

his son Walter Kerr of Dolphinton, in case of default ; with other condi- 
tions specified in the deed of contract. This contract to be registered in 
the Books of Council. Dated at Melrose, 26th February, and registered 
9th March 1568-9, 451 

402. Inventory and Testament of Walter Scott of Branxholm, knight, showing 

the " frie geir," after deduction of the debts of the deceased, to be 

£1 395, 1 2s. Testament dated at Hawick, 1 lth April 1574, 454 

403. (A.) Inscription on a flat stone, formerly in St. Mary's Church, Hawick. 

over the grave of Walter Scott of Goldielands, who died in 1596. 
(B.) Inscription on a mural tablet, formerly in St. Mary's Church, Hawick, 
entitled, " The Discriptiovne of Valter Scot of Govdilandis his Qualities," 460 

404. Receipt by Elizabeth Scott, Lady Erskine, for 3000 merks, bestowed on 

her by her brother, Francis Earl of Buccleuch, on her marriage. Dated 

at Stirling Castle, 4th August 1641, 461 

405. Contract of marriage between James Duke of Monmouth and Anna Countess 

of Buccleuch, whereby King Charles the First, on behalf of his son, the 
said Duke of Monmouth, binds himself to bestow £40,000 sterling for 
the purchase of lands in Scotland, in favour of the Duke of Monmouth, 
and the heirs-male to be gotten betwixt him and the said Countess Anna, 
etc. : and the said Countess, with advice of her curators, binds herself to 
resign her title and lands of Buccleuch — fully specified in the contract — 
in the hands of his Majesty and all her immediate lawful superiors, for 
new iufeftments in favour of the said Duke and Countess in conjunct-fee 
or liferent, and the heirs-male to be gotten betwixt them ; whom failing, 
in favour of the heirs-male to be gotten of the said Countess ; whom fail- 
ing, in favour of the eldest heir- female to be gotten of their bodies, etc. : 
with procuratory by the said Countess fur such resignation, and clauses of 
reservation, etc. Dated at Whitehall and Edinburgh, 15th and 20th 
April 1663, 461 

406. Instructions by King Charles the Second, signed by the Earl of Lauderdale, 

to Richard Hopton, Esquire, gentleman of the privy chamber, directing 
that the curators of the Duke of Buccleuch and Monmouth should cause 
to be brought in the accounts of those who had managed the Buccleuch 



ABSTRACT OF MISCELLANEOUS PAPERS. 



PAGE 

estates since the late Earl's death, recover and" return all debts owing to 
the Duke and Duchess : that all arrears of rents since the death of the 
Earl and of the Couutess Mary should be returned to England, provision 
being made for the payment of pensions, etc., in Scotland : that an exact 
list of pensions from the estate of Buccleuch should be sent to the Duke's 
commissioners for his Majesty's inspection, also a perfect rental, and a 
perfect inventory of the heirship goods and household stuff of the 
family : that true attested copies of the Duke's contract of marriage, 
etc., be sent to his commissioners, etc. Dated 22d March 1665-4, 482 

407. Account of the establishment of the Duke and Duchess of Buccleuch ; com- 

prising the wages, board wages, and liveries of their servants, chaplain, 
etc., the expenses of the stables, the Duke and Duchess's clothes and 
purse, etc., in all amounting to £7035, 13s. Dated 1665, 484 

408. Decreet-arbitral by King Charles the Second, whereby, on the narrative of 

the submission of their interest, by the executors of the deceased Mary 
Countess of Buccleuch, to his Majesty's decision, his Majesty ordains that 
certain debts from the Earl of Eglinton, etc., belong to the Duke and 
Duchess of Monmouth, and the moveable bonds to the executors foresaid. 
Given at Whitehall, 10th July 1666, 487 

409. Extract from the journal of John Paterson, Archbishop of Glasgow, contain- 

ing the report of a statement that the Earl of Newburgh and Mr. Edward 
Progers were present at King Charles's marriage with the Duke of Mon- 
mouth's mother. Dated 20th February 1696, 488 



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THE BUCCLEUCH MUNIMENTS. 



1 . Charter by King William the Lion to the Church of St. Mary of 
Jedworth, confirming all prior grants and privileges. [Circa 1165.] 

Willelmtjs Dei gracia Rex Scottorum, episcopis, abbatibus, prioribus, comitibus, 
baronibus, justicijs, vicecomitibus, ceterisque hominibus totius terre sue, Francis, 
Anglis et Scottis, cunctisque sancte Dei ecclesie filijs, salutem : Ex suscepto regi- 
mine regni incumbit nobis ecclesiam Dei et ecclesiasticas diligere personas, et non 
solum de nostris eis benefacere, set eciam beneficia ab alijs Dei fidelibus eis collata 
auctoritate regia confirmare, et cum sua eis integritate conseruare : Inde est quod 
nos, consilio proborum hominum nostrorum, possessiones et bona que a predeces- 
soribus nostris et ab alijs regni nostri principibus et fidelibus Deo et ecclesie sancte 
Marie de Jeddwortb et canonicis ibidem Deo seruientibus collata sunt presenti 
eis priuilegio confirmamus : Videlicet, ex dono Regis Dauid, monasterium Jedd- 
worthense cum omnibus ad illud pertinentibus ; capellam quoque que fundata est 
in saltu nemoris contra Xernwingeslawe ; decimam tocius venationis Regis in 
Theuietedalia ; Uluestonam, Alnecliue iuxta Alnecrumb, Crumesethe, Rapeslawe, 
cum rectis diuisis ad easdem villas pertinentibus, in bosco et piano, pratis, pascuis 
et culturis ; vnam maisuram in burgo Rocbesburgh ; vnam maisuram in Berewic, 
terciam quoque maisuram in eadem Berewic super Twedam, cum tofto suo circum- 
iacente ; unam aquam que est contra insulam que uocatur Tonsmidbop ; Ead- 
wardesle, pascua animalium proprie ubi et Regis ; ligna nemorum et materiem 
ad suas necessitates, ubi et ipse, preter in Quikeheg ; molturam molendini de 
omnibus hominibus Jeddworthensibus ubi castellum est; vnam salinam iuxta 
Strevelin; Rulam Hereuei, per suas rectas diuisas in nemore et piano, pratis 
et pascuis et aquis et in omnibus rebus ad eandem villain iuste pertinenti- 
bus, datam in escambio • x • libratarum terre quas prefati canonici habuerant in 
Hardinghestorn ; ex dono dilecti fratris mei Regis Malcolmi, ecclesiam de Bar- 
tona et ecclesiam de Grendona ; et in burgo meo de Jeddworth unum toftum, et 

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THE BUCCLEUCH MUNIMENTS. [C. 1165. 



■ vij • acras ; et in domibus suis quas habent in burgo meo de Berewic talem liberta- 
tem, scilicet, ut nullus ministrorum Regis tunella vini a mercatoribus illuc allata et 
ibi euacuata exigere presumat ; et imam piscariam in Tuede, illam, scilicet, que 
est supra Pontem quam Willelmus de Lambertona auo meo liberam et quietam 
reddidit ; ex dono Gospatrici vicecomitis in Craaling, unam carrucatam terre et 
dimidiam et tres acras cum • ij • maisuris ; ex dono Berengarii Engaini, unam 
marcam argenti in molendino eiusdem Craaling, et • ij • bouatas terre cum uno vil- 
lano et uno tofto, et ad sustentamentum uictus capellani capelle eiusdem ville 
seruituri, alias • ij • bouatas terre cum alio tofto, et unum aliud toftum iuxta ecclesiam; 
ex dono Dauid Olifer, decimam molendi eiusdem Craaling; ex dono Oromi 
filii Eilaui, vnam carrucatam terre in altera Craaling ; ex dono Eicardi Angli, duas 
bouatas terre in Serauesburgh, et duas bouatas terre in Langeton ; ex dono Gameli 
clerici, Cauerum, Osulfo et Vghtredo filiis eius concedentibus illius donationem ; ex 
dono Margarete vxoris Thome de Londonia, concedentibus eodem Thoma et Hen- 
rico Louel filio eiusdem Margarete, Vghtredesxaglie cum suis rectis diuisis ; ex 
dono Christiane vxoris Gervasii Bidal, terciam partem ville de Xernwingeslawe ; 
ex dono Gaufredi de Perci, ecclesiam de Oxenliam cum • ij • carrucatis terre et 
• ij ■ bouatis eidem ecclesie adiacentibus, et communem pasturam et communem 
foaliam eiusdem Oxenham, et Niwebigginghe, et communem pasturam et communem 
foaliam cum ceteris liominibus eiusdem ville Oxenhame, quam scilicet Niwebigginghe 
Henricus de Perci, post mortem predicti Gaufredi fratris sui, ante dilectum fratrem 
meum Begem Malcolmum concessit canonicis datam ; ex dono Eadulphi filii 
Dunegalli et vxoris eius Bethoc, vnam carrucatam terre in Eughechestre et com- 
munem eiusdem ville pasturam ; ex dono Turgot de Eossedalia, domum religionis de 
Lidel, cum tota terra ei adiacente, ecclesiam quoque de Kirchandres cum omnibus 
ad illam pertinentibus ; ex dono Guidonis de Eossedalia, assensu et consensu Ea- 
dulphi filii sui, ■ xlij • acras inter Esch et Lidel, ubi Esch et Lidel conueniunt, et 
libertatem acpie a fossa de Lidel usque ad ecclesiam de Lidel ; ex dono Eanulphi 
de Solis, ecclesiam de Valle Lidel, et ecclesiam de Dodintun iuxta Bertonam, et 
dimidiam carrucatam terre in Nasebith ; ex dono Gervasii Eidal, qui post factus 
est canouicus Jeddworthensis, et Eadulphi fratris sui, ecclesiam de Alboldesle, 
cum omnibus pertinenciis et rectitudinibus suis ; ex dono Willelmi de Veteri Ponte, 
vnam carrucatam terre de dominio suo in Caredene, cum communi aisiamento ville : 
Hec autem omnia ita integre et plenarie, Deo et beate Marie et supradictis canoni- 
cis concedo et confirmo, sicut in autenticis predecessorum meorum et aliorum j>ro- 
borum uirorum qui bona predicta eis contulerunt, scriptis continetur. Volo itaque 



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ac firmiter precipio, ut omnia quecunque modo possident, uel deinceps iuste posses- 
suri sunt, ita libere et pure, omni remota exaccione, suprafati canonici mei pace 
perpetua, cum omnibus monastery sui libertatibus, liberisque consuetudinibus con- 
firmacione et auctoritate mea possideant, sicut aliqui canonici possessiones et liber- 
tates liberasque consuetudines sui monastery, siue quelibet ecclesiastica iura, liberius, 
quietius atque bonestius possident. Huius autem concessionis et confirmationis 
mee testes hi sunt : Eicardus episcopus de Sancto Andrea, Engelramus episcopus 
de Glasgw, Jobannes abbas de Calceo, Euerardus abbas de Holcultram, Nicholaus 
cancellarius, Matbeus arcbidiaconus de Sancto Andrea, Eicardus capellanus, Wal- 
terus filius Alani, Eicardus de Moreuille, Pbilippus de Valonijs, Eobertus Auenel, 
Bernardus filius Brien, Gillebertus filius Eicherij, Dauid Ouietb. Apud Pebles. 



2. Charter by King William the Lion to Andrew, son of Vuiet, of the 
lands of Witslade [1165-1171.] 

Willelmus Dei gracia Eex Scocie, omnibus probis bominibus tocius terre sue, 
tarn clericis quam laicis, salutem : Sciant presentes et futuri me dedisse et con- 
cessise, et hac mea carta confirmasse Andree filio Vuiet, Witslade, per rectas diuisas, 
scilicet, de riuulo de Longhope vsque ad Condosum ex australi parte Alne, sicut 
magna uia graditur, et ex eadem parte de riuulo de Haruude usque ad proximum 
wacellum ab occidentali parte de Wiuenesae, et ex parte aquilonari Alne, a petra 
stante que est inter Witslade et Aunemur vsque ad ortum de Blakeden, et [ab 
eodem] ortu usque ad wacellum qui in proximo oritur uersus aquilonem, et des- 
cendit in riuulum de Longhope, et riuulum de Longhope descendendo vsque ad 
diuisas Orm de Askechirche : Tenendo de me et heredibus meis, sibi et heredibus 
suis, libere et quiete et honorifice, ab omni seruicio et consuetudine, in bosco, et 
piano, et pratis, et pascuis, et aquis et cum libertate molendini : Eeddendo inde 
mibi singulis annis • xx • solidos : Testibus, Episcopo Yngilramo de Glascu, Johanne 
abbate de Kelchou, Eicardo de Moreville, Eicardo Cumin, Eoberto Auenel. Apud 
Treuequar. 

3. Charter by William of Soule, Knight, to the Church of St. Mary 
of Jeddworth, of lands in Castleton. [Circa 1280.] 

Omnibus hoc scriptum visuris uel audituris, Willelmus de Soule, miles, salutem in 
Domino : Nouerit vniuersitas vestra me dedisse, concessisse, et hac carta mea con- 



THE BUCCLEUCH MUNIMENTS. [1335. 



firmasse Deo et ecclesie beate Marie de Jeddworth, et abbati et conuentui eiusdem 
loci duas acras terre arabilis in territorio de Casteltoun, illas, videlicet, que iacent 
propinquiores cimiterio ecclesie eiusdem ville ex australi parte, et dimidiam acram 
prati in prato quod quondam Hugo Faber de me tenuit, prout dictam terram et 
pratum mensurari feci, et metas poni precepi, cum omnibus libertatibus, communis 
et asiamentis predicte terre ubique pertinentibus : Tenendam et habendam predictis 
abbati et conuentui in liberam puram et j>erpetuam elemosinam, adeo libere, 
quiete, pacifice et honorifice sicut aliqua elemosina liberius, quiecins, plenius et 
bonorificencius in regno Scocie tenetur et possidetur : Ego vero et heredes mei 
predictam terram cum prato et pertinencijs predictis contra omnes in £>erpetuum 
warantizabimus, acquietabimus, et defendemus : In cuius rei testimonium presenti 
scripto sigillum meum apposui : testibus, domino Johanne de Soule, fratre meo, 
domino Hugone de Perisby, militibus, Tboma de Soule, fratre meo, Ricardo de 
Soule, Roberto de Prendirlatb, et aliis. 

-t. Charter by John of Grahame, Lord of Torboltone, to Robert of 
Grahame, Lord of Walstone, of the patronage of the Church of Torbol- 
tone. [21st September] 1335. 

Vniuersis sancte matris ecclesie filiis presentem cartam visuris vel audituris, 
Johannes de Grahame dominus de Torboltone in Kyle Senescalli, salutem in 
Domino senTpiternam : Noueritis me, pro me et heredibus meis, dedisse, concessisse, 
et hac presenti carta mea confirmasse Roberto de Grahame domino de Walstone, 
consanguineo meo, heredibus suis et suis assignatis, a me et heredibus meis in 
perpetuum, contradictione cuiusquam non obstante, jus patronatus ecclesie de 
Torboltone, cum terra de Vnthank super quam eadem ecclesia est fundata, nomine 
dotis eiusdem ecclesie, pro se et heredibus suis perpetuo possidendum et haben- 
dum : Et ego vero Johannes et heredes mei predicto Roberto, heredibus suis et 
suis assignatis, predictam donacionem juris patronatus ecclesie antedicte de Tor- 
boltone, vna cum terra prenominata de Vnthank, cum omnibus suis liberta- 
tibus, contra omnes homines et feminas warandizabimus, acquietabimus et in 
perpetuum defendemus : In cuius rei testimonium presenti carte sigillum meum 
apponi feci, apud monasterium de Fale, die sancti Mathie apostoli, anno gracie 
millesimo trescentesimo tricesimo quinto ; hiis testibus, dominis Dauid de Lyndesay 
de Brenwele, Johanne de Lyndesay de Crakyne, militibus, Johanne de Crauforde 
de Comnok, Jacobo de Crauforde de Colrath, Alexandra de Rathe, et multis aliis. 






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5. Charter by Robert of Graham, Lord of Weylistoun, to the Church 
of Saint Mary of Melrose, of the patronage of the Church of Torbol- 
toun. 11th July 1342. 



Vniuersis sancte matris ecclesie filiis presentibus et futuris, Robertas de Graham 
dominus de Weylistoun, in baronia de Walterothilkyle infra tenementum de Torbol- 
toun, salutem in Domino : Noueritis me, pro salute anime mee et anime Emme 
sponse mee ac liberorum nostrorum, et pro salute animarum omnium antecessorum 
et successorum meorum, dedisse, concessisse, et hac presenti carta mea confirmasse 
Deo et beate Marie de Melros, ac monachis ibidem Deo seruientibus et in perpe- 
tuum seruituris, ius patronatus seu aduocacionem ecclesie de Torboltoun infra tene- 
mentum predictum, quam habui ex donacione Johannis de Graham domini nuper 
de Torboltoun, veri patroni eiusdem, et ex confirmacione domini mei Roberti senes- 
calli Scocie et capituli Glasguensis, sede vacante, cum omnibus et singidis pertinen- 
ciis, iuribus, libertatibus, commoditatibus et aisiamentis tarn nominatis quam non 
nominatis ad dictum patronatum seu aduocacionem spectantibus seu quouismodo 
spectare valentibus, vna cum decern acris terre arabilis quas eisdem limitaui nomine 
glebe, videlicet, septem acris que vocantur Vnthanche, et tribus acris proximioribus 
dicte ecclesie de terra de Carnegolayn, in liberam, puram et perpetuam elemosinam, 
quietam et solutam ab omni terreno seruicio, consuetudine, exaccione seculari et 
demanda, ita libere, quiete, plene et honorifice, sicut aliquod ius patronatus seu ad- 
uocacionis alicuius ecclesie in regno Scocie ab aliquibus personis ecclesiasticis uel 
secularibus, a quocunque patrono, liberius, quiecius, plenius et honorificencius tene- 
tur uel possidetur : Et ego Robertas predictus et heredes mei totum ius patronatus 
seu aduocacionis ecclesie predicte prefatis religiosis et eorum successoribus in om- 
nibus et per omnia, vt predictum est, contra omnes homines et feminas warantiza- 
bimus, acquietabimus et in perpetuum defendemus : In cuius rei testimonium huic 
carte sigillum meum apposui ; hiis testibus, domino Roberto senesscallo Scocie, milite, 
domino capitali de Torboltoun, dominis Johanne et Johanne Senesscalli de Prewyc 
et de Derneley, Duncano Cambell, Johanne de Lyndesay de Thorystoun, et Alex- 
andro de Rath, militibus, Roberto Walys tunc vicecomite de Are, Jacobo Boyde, 
Nicholao filio Walteri, Patricio filio Hugonis, et aliis : Apud Machlyn, xi m0 die 
mensis Julii, anno gracie millesimo trecentesimo quadragesimo secundo. 



6 TEE BUGCLEUCH MUNIMENTS. [1368. 

C. Charter by King David the Second to John of Dalkeith, of the 
third part of the lands of Logtoun, which belonged to Laurence of 
Kympont. 7th December [1368.] 

Dauid Dei gratia rex Scottorum, omnibus probis hominibus tocius terre sue, cleri- 
cis et laicis, salutem : Sciatis nos dedisse, concessisse, et hac presenti carta nostra 
confirmasse clilecto et fideli nostro Johanni de Dalketh, terciam partem terrarum 
de Logtoun, infra vicecomitatum de Edynburgh ; que quidem tercia pars terrarum 
de Logtoun, cum pertmeneiis, fuit Lawrencij de Kympont, filij et heredis quondam 
Laurencij de Kympont, et quam terciam partem dictarum terrarum idem Lauren- 
cius, non vi aut metu ductus nee errore lapsus, set mera et spontanea voluntate sua 
nobis per fustum et baculum sursum reddidit, pureque et simpliciter resignauit, ac 
totum jus et clameum que in dicta tercia parte dictarum terrarum habuit vel 
habere potuit, pro se et heredibus suis omnino quietum clamauit et inperpetuum : 
Tenendam et habendam eiclem Johanni, heredibus suis et assignatis, de nobis et here- 
dibus nostris in feodo et hereditate, per omnes rectas rnetas et diuisas suas, cum om- 
nibus et singulis libertatibus, commoditatibus, aysiamentis et iustis pertinenciis suis 
quibuscunque ad dictam terciam partem spectantibus seu quoquo modo iuste spectare 
valentibus in futurum, adeo libere et quiete, plenarie, integre et honorifice, in omni- 
bus et per omnia sicut dictus Laurencius dictam terciam partem dictarum terrarum 
aliquo tempore de nobis ante resignacionem suam nobis exinde factam liberius, 
quiecius, plenius, integrius et honorificencius iuste tenuit seu possedit : Faciendo inde 
nobis et heredibus nostris dictus Johannes et heredes sui ac assignati seruicium de 
predicta tercia parte dictarum terrarum debitum et consuetum : In cuius rei testi- 
monium presenti carte nostre sigilluni nostrum precepimus ajjponi, testibus, venera- 
bilibus in Christo patribus Willelmo episcopo Sancti Andree et Patricio episcopo 
Brechinensi cancellario nostro, Roberto senescaUo Scocie comite de Stratherne, 
nepote nostro, Willelmo comite de Douglas, Roberto de Erskyne, Archebaldo de 
Douglas, et Willelmo de Dysschyngtoun, mditibus : Apud Perth, septtimo die De- 
cembris anno regni nostri tricesimo nono. 

7. Charter by Thomas, son of Walter, to Henry of Douglas, of his land 

of Logtoun [1369.] 

Omnibus hanc cartam visuris uel audituris, Thomas filius Walteri, salutem in 
Domino sempitemam : Vestra nouerit vniuersitas me vendidisse et titulo vendicionis 



1369.] THE BUGGLEUGH MUNIMENTS. 



alienasse Henrico de Douglas, filio domini Johannis de Douglas militis, totam et 
integram terrain meam de Logtoun cum pertinenciis, infra vicecomitatum de 
Edynburghe, in constabularia eiusdem, ac totum jus juris et recti clameum que in 
dicta terra cum pertinenciis habeo seu aliquo titulo habere potero in futurum, pro 
quadam summa pecunie quam idem Henricus milii pre manibus persoluit ad 
recuperacionem mee hereditatis : Tenendam et habendam totam et integram terrain 
predictam cum pertinenciis prefato Henrico et lieredibus suis, a me et lieredibus 
meis et assignatis, in feodo et hereditate inperpetuum, libere, quiete, bene et pacifice, 
per omnes rectas metas suas et antiquas diuisas, in moris, marresiis, petarijs, pratis, 
pascuis et pasturis, aquis, stagnis et riuulis, vijs, semitis, boscis, planis, aucupiacioni- 
bus, venacionibus et piscarijs, molendinis, multuris et eorundem sequelis, fabrinis, 
brasinis et alijs officinis, bondis, bondagijs et natiuis cum eorundem sequelis, cum 
tenandijs et seruicijs libere tenendum, ac cum omnibus aliis et singulis libertatibus, 
commoditatibus et aysiamentis, tam non nominatis quam nominatis, ad predictam 
terram cum pertinenciis spectantibus, seu aliquo modo de jure aut consuetudine 
spectare valentibus quomodolibet in futurum : Faciendo inde domino nostro regi ser- 
uicia debita et consueta tantum, pro omnibus alijs seruiciis secularibus, exaccionibus 
seu demandis que de dicta terra cum pertinenciis exigi poterunt aut requiri : Ego 
vero Thomas predictus, heredes mei et assignati, totam et integram terrain predictam 
cum pertinenciis, in omnibus et per omnia ut predictum est, prefato Henrico, liere- 
dibus suis et assignatis, contra omnes homines et feminas warantizabimus, acquieta- 
bimus et inperpetuum defendemus : In cuius rei testimonium presenti carte mee 
vendicionis et alienacionis sigillum meum est appensum, vna cum sigillo communi 
burgi de Edynburghe in euidencius testimonium premissorum ; testibus, religiosis 
viris, dompnis Thoma et Hugone, Sancte Crucis iuxta Edynburghe et de Nevbotil 
monasteriorum abbatibus, discretis viris dominis Dauid de Anandia et Johanne de 
Edmovndistoun,militibus, Symone de Prestoun vicecomite de Edynburghe, Willelmo 
de Lyndesay, Thoma de Oranystoun, et multis alijs. 

8. Charter by King David the Second, to Henry of Douglas, of the 
third part of Logtoun, which had formerly belonged to Thomas, son 
of Walter. 29th September [1369.] 

Dauid Dei gratia rex Scottorum, omnibus probis hominibus tocius terre sue, clericis 
et laicis, salutem : Sciatis nos dedisse, concessisse et hac presenti carta nostra con- 
firmasse dilecto et fideli nostro Henrico de Douglas, omnes terras tercie partis de 



8 THE BUCCLEUGH MUNIMENTS. ' [1369. 



Logtoun cum pertinenciis, infra vicecomitatum de Edinburglie, que fuerunt Thome 
filij Walteri, et quas idem Thomas, non vi aut metu ductus nee errore lapsus, sed 
mera et spontanea voluntate sua nobis per fustum et baculum sursum reddidit, 
pureque et simpliciter resignauit, ac totum ius et clameum quod in eadem tercia 
parte dictarum terrarum habuit vel habere potuit pro se et heredibus suis omnino 
quietum clamauit inperpetuum : Tenendas et habendas eidem Henrico et here- 
dibus suis de nobis et heredibus nostris in feodo et hereditate per omnes rectas 
metas et diuisas suas, cum omnibus et singulis libertatibus, commoditatibus, aysia- 
mentis et iustis pertinenciis suis quibuscunque ad dictam terciam partem predic- 
tarum terrarum spectantibus seu quoquo modo iuste spectare valentibus in futurum, 
adeo libere et quiete, plenarie et honorifice, sicut idem Thomas dictam terciam 
partem predictarum terrarum cum pertinenciis de nobis ante resignacionem suam 
nobis exinde factam liberius, quiecius, plenius et honorificencius tenuit seu possedit : 
Faciendo nobis et heredibus nostris ipse Henricus et heredes sui seruicium inde 
debitum et consuetum : In cuius rei testimonium presenti carte nostre sigillum 
nostrum precepimus apponi ; testibus, venerabilibus in Christo patribus, Willelmo 
episcopo Sancti Andree, et Patricio episcopo Brechinensi cancellario nostro, Roberto 
senescallo Scocie nepote nostro, Willelmo comite de Douglas, Georgio comite 
Marchie, Roberto de Erskyn, Archibaldo de Douglas, et Willelmo de Dysschyngtomi, 
militibus : Apud Edinburgh, penultimo die Septembris, anno regni nostri quadra- 



9. Charter by King David the Second to James of Douglas, Knight, of 
the barony of Dalkeith. 9th December [1369.] 

Dauid Dei gracia rex Scottorum, omnibus probis hominibus tocius terre sue, 
clericis et laicis, salutem : Sciatis nos dedisse, concessisse et hac presenti carta 
nostra confirmasse dilecto et fideli nostro Jacobo de Douglas, militi, totam baroniam 
de Dalkethe, et castrum eiusdem, cum pertinenciis, infra vicecomitatum de Edyn- 
burghe, que fuerunt dicti Jacobi, et quam ac quod dictus Jacobus, non vi aut metu 
ductus, nee errore lapsus, sed mera et spontanea voluntate sua, nobis apud Monros, 
die octauo mensis Decembris anno Domini millesimo ccc mo sexagesimo nono, 
coram pluribus regni nostri prelatis et proceribus, per fustum et baculum sursum 
reddidit, pureque et simpliciter resignauit, ac totum jus et clameum quod in dicta 
baronia et castro predicto habuit vel habere potuit, pro se et heredibus suis omnino 
quietum clamauit et inperpetuum : Tenenda et habenda dicto Jacobo et here- 




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dibus masculis de corpore suo legitime procreandis; quibus forte deficientibus, 
propinquioribus semper heredibus masculis dicti Jacobi cognomen de Douglas 
habentibus, sic quod dicta baronia et castrum cum pertinenciis ad heredem 
femellam quamcimque propinquam vel remotam non descendat aut pertineat vllo 
modo, nisi forte contigerit omnes huiusmodi beredes masculos prenominatos cogno- 
men de Douglas habentes totaliter deficere ; et boc forte, quod absit, contingente, 
volumus et concedimus quod veri et propinquiores beredes dicti Jacobi masculi seu 
femelle habeant, teneant et possideant totam ipsam baroniam et castrum predictum 
cum pertinenciis, de nobis et beredibus nostris, in feodo et bereditate inperpetuum, 
in vnam integram et liberam baroniam ac liberam forestam per omnes rectas metas 
et diuisas suas, in boscis et planis, pratis, pascuis, moris, marresiis, viis, semitis, aquis, 
stagnis, molendinis, multuris et eorum sequelis, aucupacionibus, venacionibns et 
piscariis, bondis, bondagiis, natiuis et eorum sequelis, cum furca et fossa, cum sacco 
et socca, cum toll et tbeme et infangandtbeff, necnon cum omnibus aliis et singulis 
libertatibus, commoditatibus, aysiamentis et iustis pertinenciis suis quibuseunque ad 
dictam baroniam spectantibus seu quoquo modo iuste spectare valentibus in futu- 
rum, Ubere, quiete, bene et in pace : Eeddendo inde nobis et beredibus nostris dictus 
Jacobus et beredes sui prenominati annuatim, apud castrum de Dalketb, ad festum 
Pentecostes, vnum par cyrotbecarum albarum, vel vnuni denarium argenti, si petatur 
tantum, pro warda, releuijs, maritagijs, curia-rum sectis, consuetudinibus, exaccioni- 
bus seu demandis, que de dictis baronia et castro cum pertinenciis exigi poterunt 
seu requiri aliquo tempore in futurum : Volumus eciam et concedimus quod non sit 
licitum alicui beredum eiusdem militis predictorum aliquam donacionem, conces- 
sionem, assignacionem seu resignacionem qualemcunque facere aliquo tempore in 
futurum de dictis baronia et castro cum pertinenciis, vel aliqua parte earundem, per 
quas seu quarn presens nostra infeodacio talliata adnicbilari, diminui vel frangi 
valeat, sed quod ipsa presens infeodacio, in omnibus et per omnia vt premittitur, 
inperpetuura permaneat plena, integra et illesa : In cuius rei testimonium presenti 
carte nostre sigillum nostrum precepimus apponi ; testibus, venerabilibus in Cbristo 
patribus, Willelmo episcopo Sancti Andree et Patricio episcopo Brecbinensi cancel- 
lario nostro, Eoberto senescallo Scocie nepote nostro, Willelmo comite de Douglas, 
Roberto de Erskyne, Archebaldo de Douglas, Waltero de Lesley, et Alexandra de 
Lyndesay, militibus : Apud Monros, nono die Decembris, anno regni nostri quadra- 
gesimo. 



10 THE BUCGLEUCH MUNIMENTS. [1374. 



10. Charter by King Egbert the Second to Henry of Douglas, Knight, 
of the third part of the tenement of Logtoun. 15th November [1374.] 

Eobertus Dei gracia Eex Scottorum, omnibus probis hominibus suis ad quos pre- 
sentes litere peruenerint, salutem : Sciatis nos dedisse, et per presentes literas nostras 
confirmasse Henrico de Douglas, militi, dilecto et fideli nostro, terciam partem tene- 
menti de Logtoun cum pertinenciis, infra vicecomitatum de Edynburgh, que fuit 
Johannis de Dalketh, et que nos continget racione eschaete, ex eo quod dictus 
Johannes quondam Willelmum Pulter feloniter interfecit : Tenendam et habendam 
eidem Henrico et heredibus suis, de nobis et heredibus nostris, adeo libere per 
omnia, durante tenrpore dicte eschaete, sicut dictus Johannes ipsam terciam partem 
eiusdem tenementi cum pertinenciis ante perpetracionem huiusmodi homicidii 
liberius tenuit seu possedit : In cuius rei testimonium has literas nostras sibi fieri 
fecimus patentes : Apud Lanark, xv*° die Nouembris anno regni nostri quarto. 

11. Charter by John of Maluil of that Ilk, to John of Maluil, 

younger of Carnebie, of the lands of Grantoun and Stanhouse. 20th 
November 1379. 

Sciatis presentes et futuri, quod ego Johannes de Maluil, dominus eiusdem 
baronie, dedi, concessi, et hac presenti carta confirmaui Johanni de Maluil, filio 
Johannis de Maluil de Carnebie, meas terras de Grantoun, per suas rectas diuisas, 
et totam terram de Stanhouse, per suas rectas diuisas, et terram burgagiam 1 

in tenemento de Stanhouse baroniam 

de Maluil et quas idem Johannes, non vi aut metu ductus, nee 

errore lapsus, set mera et spontanea voluntate sua mihi per fustem et baculum 
sursum reddidit, pureque et simpliciter resignauit, et totum jus et clameum que in 
dictis terris cum pertinenciis habuit vel habere poterit, pro se et heredibus suis 
omnino quittumclamauit imperpetuum : Tenendas et habendas dictas terras cum 
pertinenciis, eidem Johanni et heredibus suis masculis de corpore suo legittime 
procreandis ; quibus vero deficientibus, Thome de Maluil, fratri dicti Johannis, et 
heredibus suis masculis, de corpore suo legittime procreandis ; et ipsis forsan 
deficientibus, Jacobo de Maluil, fratri dictorum Johannis et Thome, et heredibus 
suis masculis de corpore suo legittime procreandis ; quibus vero deficientibus, Cris- 
tiane filie predicti Johannis de Maluil, patris, ac eciam sorori dicti Jacobi, et legit- 
timo thoro procreate, et heredibus suis, tarn masculis quam femellis, de corpore 
1 A few words defaced in the original. 



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THE BUCCLEUCH MUNIMENTS. 



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suo legittime procreandis ; et quibus omnibus deficientibus, extunc veris et 
legittimis heredibus dicti Joliannis patris quibuscunque, de me et heredibus meis, 
in feodo et liereditate, in manerijs et molendinis, in boscis et planis, in pratis et 
pascuis, in aquis et piscariis, in stangnis et venarijs, et cum omnibus iustis pertin- 
enciis, libertatibus, commoditatibus et aysiamentis, ad prefatas terras pertinentibus, 
vel pertinere valentibus, tam sub terra, quam supra terrain, et tam in non nomi- 
natis quam nominatis, libere, quiete, plenarie et lionorifice : Faciendo inde mihi et 
beredibus meis, seruicia in hac carta inferius tantummodo nominata, videlicet, 
bomagium [et] confidelitatem quum acciderint, sectam ad curiam meam de Maluil, 
scilicet, ad tres curias annuatas, et ad alias si racionabiliter fuerit citatus, et vnum 
hominem ad placita justiciary, si iuste premunitus, wardam et releuium quum 
acciderint : Et si contingat, quod absit, dictum Johannem vel heredes suos aliquam 
feloniam facere per quam escbaeta baberi poterit, ego predictus Johannes et heredes 
mei habebimus racionabilem escbaetam secundum consuetudinem regni et ordinem 
quos [feuditarii] regni habent de tenentibus suis : Et predictus Johannes et heredes 
sui facient mihi, et ego regi, seruicium duorurn seruientium, videlicet, vnius cum 
equo et haubergello, et alterius cum equo solummodo sine haubergello : Volo eciam 
et concedo quod predictus Johannes et heredes sui sint quieti et soluti a warda 
castri, et ab omnibus seruiciis forinsecis vel intrinsecis, exaccionibus et demandis 
secularibus, nisi solummodo de hijs que specialiter et nominatiue in ista carta 
nominantur et specificantur : Ego vero Johannes et heredes mei hanc donacionem, 
concessionem et confirmacionem eidem Johanni et heredibus suis, prout superius 
in ista carta notantur facte contra omnes homines et feminas warentizabimus, 
acquietabimus et defendemus imperpetuum : In cuius rei testimonium huic pre- 
senti carte sigillum meum apposui : Datum patenter apud manerium meum de 
Maluil, vicesimo die mensis Nouembris, anno Domini millesimo ccc mo septuagesimo 
nono ; hiis testibus, domino Johanne abbate de Dunfermelyne, Archebaldo priore 
eiusdem, Willelmo de Lyndesay et Willelmo de Dischingtoun, militibus, Jacobo de 
Maluil, Jacobo de Valance, Alano Grahame, Willelmo de Crok, Johanne de Las- 
talryk, Patricio clerico, Alano de Southouse, et multis alijs. 

12. Charter by John of Dalkeith to Henry of Douglas, Knight, of his 
third part of Logtoun, which had belonged to Laurence of Kynpont. 
28th September 1380. 

Omnibus hanc cartam visuris vel audituris, Johannes de Dalketh, salutem in 
Domino sempiternam : Nouerit vniuersitas vestra me dedisse, concessisse, et hac 



12 THE BUCGLEUGH MUNIMENTS. [1381. 



presenti carta mea confirmasse nobili viro domino Henrico de Douglas, militi, illam 
terciam partem meam terrarum de Logtoun, infra vicecomitatum de Edynburghe ; 
que quidem tercia pars terrarum de Logtoun cum pertinenciis fuit Laurencij de 
Kynpont, filij et heredis quondam Laurencij de Kynpont : Tenendam et habendam. 
eidem domino Henrico, heredibus suis et suis assignatis, de domino nostro rege, in 
feodo et hereditate, per omnes rectas metas et diuisas suas, cum omnibus et singulis 
libertatibus, commoditatibus, aysiamentis et iustis pertinenciis suis quibuscunque 
ad dictam terciam partem spectantibus, seu quoquo modo spectare valentibus in 
futurum, adeo libere et quiete, plenarie, integre et honorifice, in omnibus et per 
omnia sicut ego dictus Johannes dictam terciam partem terrarum aliquo tempore 
de domino nostro rege liberius, quiecius, plenius, integrius et honorificencius tenui 
seu possedi : Faciendo inde domino nostro regi dictus dominus Henricus et heredes 
sui ac assignati seruicium de predicta tercia parte dictarum terrarum debitum et 
consuetum : In cuius rei testimonium huic presenti carte mee sigillum meum est 
appensum ; testibus, dominis Jacobo de Douglas, domino de Dalketb, et Willelmo 
de Douglas fratre suo, militibus, Jacobo de Douglas de Strabrokis, Alexandro de 
Cokburne, Adam Forster, Nicholao de Douglas, Willelmo de Faffyntoun, Willelmo 
de Kyncardyn, et multis aliis ; apud monasterium de Keubotle, vicesimo octauo 
die mensis Septembris anno Domini millesimo trescentesimo octuagesimo. 

13. Charter by King Eobert the Second, confirming to Henry of 
Douglas, Knight, the lands of Logtoun. 10th October [1381.] 

Eobertus Dei gracia rex Scottorum, omnibus probis hominibus tocius terre sue, 
clericis et laycis, salutem : Sciatis nos dedisse, concessisse et hac presenti carta 
nostra confirmasse dilecto consanguineo nostro Henrico de Douglas, militi, terras de 
Logtoune cum pertinencijs, infra vicecomitatum de Edynburghe ; quas quidem 
terras cum pertinenciis dictus Henricus, non vi aut metu ductus nee errore lapsus, 
set mera et spontanea voluntate sua, nobis per fustum et baculum sursum reddidit 
pureque et simpliciter resignauit, ac totum ius et clameum que in dictis terris cum 
pertinencijs habuit vel habere jjotuit, pro se et heredibus suis, omnino quietum 
clamauit imperpetuum : Tenendas et habendas dictas terras cum pertinenciis pre- 
dicto Henrico, heredibus et assignatis suis, de nobis et heredibus nostris, in feodo 
et hereditate, per omnes rectas metas et diuisas suas, in vnam integram et liberam 
baroniam, in boscis et planis, pratis, pascuis et pasturis, moris, marresijs, vijs, 
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cionibus, venacionibus et piscarijs, bondis, bondagijs, natiuis et eorum sequelis, cum 
furca et fossa, sok et sak, tole et theam et fangandthef, necnon cum omnibus alijs et 
singulis libertatibus, commoditatibus, aysiamentis ac iustis pertinencijs quibus- 
cunque ad dictam baroniam spectantibus seu quomodolibet iuste spectare valentibus 
in futurum, libere, quiete, plenarie, integre et bonorifice, bene et in pace : Eeddendo 
inde nobis et beredibus nostris dictus Henricus, beredes sui et sui assignati, vnum 
denarium argenti nomine albe firme ammatim, apud Logtoune, in festo Pentecostis, 
si petatur, pro omni alio seruicio, exaccione seu demanda : In cuius rei testimonium 
presenti carte nostre nostrum precepimus apponi sigillum ; testibus, venerabilibus 
in Cliristo patribus, Willelmo et Johanne cancellario nostro Sancti Andree et Dun- 
keldensis ecclesiarurn episcopis, Jolianne primogenito nostro de Carryk, senescallo 
Scocie, Eoberto de Fyf et de Menteth filio nostro dilecto, Willelmo de Douglas et 
de Marr consanguineo nostro, comitibus, Jacobo de Lyndesay nepote nostro karis- 
simo, et Eoberto de Erskyn consanguineo nostro, militibus ; apud Edynburgh, 
decimo die Octobris anno reani nostri vndecimo. 



14. Precept by King Eobekt the Second for infefting Henry of Douglas, 

Knight, in the lands of Logtoun. lOtb October [1381.] 

Eobertus Dei gracia rex Scottorum, vicecomiti et balliuis suis de Edynburgbe, 
salutem : Quia concessimus liereditarie dilecto consanguineo nostro Henrico de 
Douglas, militi, terras de Logtoun cum pertinenciis, infra balliam vestram, quas 
quidem terras cum pertinenciis dictus Henricus, non vi aut metu ductus nee errore 
lapsus, set mera et spontanea voluntate sua, nobis per fustum et baculum sursum 
reddidit, pureque et simpliciter resignauit ; vobis mandamus et precipimus qua- 
tenus dicto Henrico, vel suo certo attornato latori presencium, saysinam dictarum 
terrarum cum pertinenciis, visis Uteris, iuste habere faciatis et sine dilacione, secun- 
dum tenorem carte nostre quam inde habet ; et hoc nullo moclo omittatis : Teste 
meipso, apud Edynburgbe, decimo die Octobris anno regni nostri vndecimo. 

15. Eenunciation by Peter of Kocburn, Lord of Henryland, in favour 

of Thomas of Erskyne, Lord of Dun, and his Spouse, of an annual 
duty, and of the superiority of Dalgles. 8th December 1383. 

Omnibus hoc scriptum visuris vel audituris, Petrus de Kocburn dominus de Henry- 
land, salutem in Domino sempiternam : Xoueritis me precise vendidisse domino 



14 THE BUCCLEUCH MUNIMENTS. [1387. 



Thome de Erskyne domino de Dun et domine Johanne sponse sue, pro se et suis 
heredibus, de me et heredibus meis, pro quadam summa pecunie michi pre manibus 
persoluta, de qua me fateor bene esse contentum, ilium annuum redditum vnius 
paris calcarium deauratorum qui solet deberi micbi et predecessoribus meis de 
terra de Dalgles, infra vicecomitatum de Selkyrk, ac ipsum annuum redditum pro 
me et heredibus meis dictis domino Thome et domine Johanne et suis heredibus 
per presentes literas inperpetuum remisisse ; renunciando pure et simpliciter in hiis 
scriptis omni iuri et clameo que in eodem annuo redditu et in superioritate dom- 
inij siue in superiori dominio dicte terre de Dalgles cum pertinenciis michi et meis 
heredibus competunt seu competere potuerunt aliquo tempore retroacto, ita quod 
dicti dominus Thomas et domina Johanna et heredes sui prefatam terram de 
Dalgles cum pertinenciis de domino nostro rege Scocie et suis heredibus de cetero 
teneant et possideant in feodo et hereditate sine medio, libere, integre et quiete : Et 
insuper obligo me et heredes meos firmiter fide media per presentes, quod quoties- 
cunque fuero premunitus aut requisitus, aut ipsi heredes mei fuerint premuniti aut 
requisiti ex parte dicti domini Thome vel dicte domine Johanne, statim, sine mora 
et dilacione, dolo et fraude, personaliter veniam vel venient, aut procuratorem inici- 
am vel undent, per patentes litteras, sufficientem potestatem habentem ad presen- 
ciam ipsius domini nostri regis, et eidem domino regi per propriam personam vel 
per procuratorem resignabo vel resignabunt pure et simpliciter ac per fustum et 
baculum sursum reddam, et sursum reddent, omne ius et clameum que habeo, habui 
vel habere potui, habent, habuerunt vel habere potuerunt in superiori dominio seu 
in superioritate dominij dicte terre de Dalgles cum pertinenciis, necnon in dicto 
annuo redditu ac quibuscunque aliis seruiciis, si que aliquo tempore de eadem terra 
de Dalgles per nos exigi potuerunt aut possunt seu aliqualiter demandari : In cuius 
rei testimonium sigillum meum presentibus apposui : Data apud Selkyrk, octauo 
die Decembris anno Domini m° ccc mo octo2;esimo tercio. 



16. Letter by King Eoeert the Second, excepting the lands of Kylbochok, 
Newlands, etc., from the administration of Justiciars, Sheriffs, and others. 
20th February [1387.] 

Eobertus Dei gracia rex Scottorum, omnibus probis hominibus suis ad quos pre- 
sentes littere peruenerint, salutem : Sciatis quod alias per cartam nostram sub 
magno sigillo nostro, cum consensu et assensu karissimi primogeniti nostri Johannis 
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1389.] THE BUGCLEUGH MUNIMENTS. 15 



Dalketh, militi, baroniam de Dalketli cum pertinenciis, vna cum terris de Kylbochok, 
de Newlandis, de Lyntoun, de Robertoun, de Kyrcvrd, Loclivrd, Eschelis, Qvylt, 
et Fechane, terras de Carmyltoun, Dunnyng cum pertinenciis, baroniam cle Abir- 
dour, vna cum terris de Wodfeild, Tyry, Scefeild et duas Balbrethanis, cum annuis 
redditibus, molendinis, aduocacionibus et donacionibus ecclesiarum et capellaniarum 
ad predictas terras vel ipsarum aliquas pertinentibus, in vnam integram et liberam 
baroniam, et in liberam regaliam seu regalitatem, et in albam firmam, et ipsas terras 
et annuos redditus predictos cum pertinenciis ab intromissionibus et administra- 
cionibus justiciariorum et aliorum ministrorum nostrorum excepimus, easdem terras 
ad baroniam suam de Dalketh annectendo : Quare justiciary's, vicecomitibus, corona- 
toribus, ceterisque ministris nostris quibuscunque, clamus tenore presencium firmiter 
in mandatis quatinus ab omni intromissione seu administracione que sibi ex suis 
officijs infra dictas terras pertinent seu poterint pertinere omittant et desistant 
penitus et omnino ; et quod nullus ipsorum aut seruiencium suorum attachiet seu 
arrestet aliquos homines dicti Jacobi aut heredum suorum dictas terras inhabitantes, 
aut ipsos capiat seu quouismodo pertvrrbet pro aliquibus delictis sibi impositis, sed 
omnem huiusmodi intromissionem ministris per predictum fratrem nostrum depu- 
tandis committi volumus et specialiter reseruari : In cuius rei testimonium has 
literas nostras eis ostendendas et penes prefatum fratrem nostrum et heredes suos 
remansuras sibi fieri fecimus patentes : Apud Edynburghe, vicesimo die Februarii 
anno regni nostri septimo decimo. 

17. Charter by King Robert the Second, with consent of John Earl of 
Carric, Steward of Scotland, to Walter Scott, of the superiority of 
Kirkurd, etc. 7th December [1389.] 

Robertus Dei gracia rex Scottorum, omnibus probis hominibus tocius terre sue, 
clericis et laicis, salutem : Sciatis nos, de consensu et assensu carissimi primogeniti 
nostri Johannis comitis de Carric senescalli Scocie, dedisse, concessisse et hac pre- 
senti carta nostra confirmasse dilecto et fideli nostro Waltero Scot, filio et heredi 
quondam Roberti Scot, superioritatern baronie de Kirkurde et quinque marcatas 
terre cum pertinenciis in eadem baronia, infra vicecomitatum de Peblis : Tenendas 
et habendas eidem Waltero et heredibus suis de nobis et heredibus nostris in 
feodo et hereditate, per omnes rectas metas et diuisas suas, cum omnibus et 
singulis libertatibus, commoditatibus, aysiamentis et iustis pertinency's quibus- 
cunque ad dictas superioritatem et quinque marcatas terre cum pertinency's 



16 THE BUCCLEUCH MUNIMENTS. [1389. 

spectantibus seu iuste spectare valentibus quomodolibet in futurum : Red- 
dendo inde nobis et heredibus nostris dictus Walterus et heredes sui vnum 
denarium argenti nomine albe firme, in festo pentecostes annuatim, apud Peblis, si 
petatur tantum, pro omni alio seruicio seculari : In cuius rei testimonium presenti 
carte nostre nostrum precepimus apponi sigillum ; testibus, venerabilibus in Christo 
patribus, Waltero et Matlieo, Sancti Andree et Glasguensis ecclesiarum episcopis, 
Johanne primogenito nostro de Carrie, senescallo Scocie, Roberto de Fyf et de Men- 
tetli filio nostro dilecto, Archebaldo de Douglas consanguineo nostro, comitibus, 
Jacobo de Douglas domino de Dalketh fratre nostro dilecto, Thoma de Erskyne 
consanguineo nostro, militibus, et Johanne Gray clerico nostro rotulorum et registri 
ac custode magni sigilli nostri ; apud Edynburglie, septimo die mensis Decembris, 
anno regni nostri nonodecimo. 



1 8. Charter by King Robert the Second to Henry of Douglas and bis 
spouse, Marjory, of the barony of Logtoun. 18th March [1389.] 

Robertus Dei gracia rex Scottorum, omnibus probis hominibus tocius terre sue, 
clericis et laycis, salutem : Sciatis nos dedisse, concessisse, et hac presenti carta 
nostra confirmasse dilecto consanguineo nostro Henrico de Douglas, militi, baroniam 
de Logtoun cum pertinency's, infra vicecomitatum de Edynburghe, que fuit eiusdem 
Henrici, et quam ipse, non vi aut metu ductus nee errore lapsus, set sua mera et 
spontanea voluntate nobis, apud Lynlithcu die confectionis presencium, per fustum 
et baculum sursum reddidit, pureque et simpliciter resignauit, ac totum ius et 
clameum que in dicta baronia cum pertinencijs habuit vel habere potuit, piro se et 
heredibus suis, omnino quietum clamauit imperpetuum : Tenendam et habendam 
eidem Henrico et carissime nostre nepti Mariorie sponse sue et eorum diutius 
viuenti, et heredibus inter ipsos legitime procreatis seu procreandis, quibus forte 
deficientibus, heredibus dicti Henrici legitimis quibuscumque, seu eciam assignatis 
suis, cum omnibus et singulis libertatibus, commoditatibus, aysiamentis et iustis 
pertinenciis quibuscunque ad dictam baroniam spectantibus seu iuste spectare 
valentibus quomodolibet in futurum, adeo libere et quiete, plenarie, integre et 
honorifice, in omnibus et per omnia, sicut dictus Henricus dictam baroniam cum 
pertinencijs de nobis tenuit ante resignacionem huiusmodi nobis factam : Faciendo 
inde nobis et heredibus nostris seruicia debita et consueta : In cuius rei testimo- 
nium presenti carte nostre nostrum precepimus apponi sigillum ; testibus, venerabi- 
libus in Christo patribus, Waltero et Matheo, Sancti Andree et Glasguensis 



1393.] THE BUCCLEUCH MUNIMENTS. 17 

ecclesiarum episcopis, Johanne primogenito nostro de Carrie, senescallo Scocie, 
Roberto de Fif et de Meneteth filio nostro dilecto, Arcliebaldo de Douglas consan- 
guineo nostro, comitibus, Jacobo de Douglas domino de Dalketh fratre nostro 
dilecto, Thoma de Erskyne consanguineo nostro, militibus, et Alexandra de Cok- 
burne custode magni sigilli nostri ; apud Lynlitlieu, octodecimo die mensis Marcij 
anno resni nostri vicesimo. 



19. Transumpt, under the Great Seal of King Robert the Third, of tlie 
Charter No. 18, supra. 31st January [1392.] 

Transcriptuh de Registro : Robertas Dei gracia rex Scottorum, omnibus probis 
hominibus [etc., ut supra, No. 18] : Datum per copiam transumptam de Registro, sub 
signo Johannis Gray clerici rotulorum et registri domini nostri regis, ad instanciam 
domine Mariorie de Lynclesay, apud Perth, vltimo die mensis Januarij, anno 
Domini millesimo trecentesimo nonogesimo secundo, sub testimonio magni sigilli 
domini nostri regis Roberti tercii, anno eodem, et regni sui tercio. 

J. Gray. 



20. Charter by Archibald Earl of Douglas and Lord of Galloway 
and Bothwell, to James of Abernethy, of the lands of Theynsyde 
and Harwode. 26th July 1393. 

Omnibus hanc cartam visuris vel audituris, Archebaldus comes de Douglas et 
dominus Galwydie ac de Bothuill, salutem in Domino sempiternam : Nouerit vni- 
uersitas vestra nos dedisse, concessisse et hac presenti carta nostra confirmasse 
dilecto et fideli nostro Jacobo de Abernethy, pro homagio et seruicio suo nobis 
inrpensis et impendendis, omnes terras de Theynsyde et de Harwode cum pertinenciis, 
in baronia nostra de Hawyk, infra vicecomitatum de Roxburgh, que fuerunt 
domini Willelmi de Abernethy iunioris fratris ipsius Jacobi, et quas idem dominus 
Willelmus, non vi aut metu ductus nee errore lapsus, sed sua mera ac spontanea 
voluntate nobis per fustem et baculum sursum reddidit, pureque et simpliciter 
resignauit coram pluribus fidedignis ac imperpetuum quietum clamauit : Tenendas 
et habendas omnes predictas terras cum pertinenciis suis predicto Jacobo et heredi- 
bus suis, de nobis et heredibus nostris, in feodo et hereditate, per omnes rectas 
metas et diuisas suas libere, quiete, plenarie, integre et honorifice, in boscis, planis, 

C 



IS 



THE BUCCLEUCH MUNIMENTS. 



[1400. 



moris, marresiis, aquis, stagnis, viis, semitis, pratis, pascuis et pasturis, ac omnibus 
alijs libertatibus, commoditatibus, aysiamentis et iustis pertinenciis quibuscunque ad 

dictas terras spectantibus seu iuste spectare val- 
entibus in futurum : Faciendo inde nobis et 
heredibus nostris idem Jacobus et heredes sui 
forinsecum seruitium de dictis terris cum per- 
tinenciis debitum et consuetum : In cuius rei 
testimonium sigillum nostrum presenti carte 
nostre precepimus apponi, apud Bothuil, vice- 
simo sexto die mensis Julij anno gracie millesimo 
ccc mo nonogesimo tercio. 




21. Besignation by Christian of Grymislaw of that Ilk, of the lands of 
Grymislaw, in the barony of Eckford. 15th August 1400. [1445.] 

In nomine Domini, amen : Per hoc presens publicum instrumentum cunctis 
pateat euidenter cpiod anno ab Incarnacione Domini millesimo cccc™ , 1 indiccione 
septima, die vero mensis Augusti xv°, pontificatus sanctissimi in Christo patris ac 
domini nostri, domini Eugenii diuina prouidencia pape quarti, anno xiiii ; in niei 
notarii jmblici ac testium subscriptorum presencia personaliter constitutus honor- 
abilis vir, Stephanus Scott de Castellaw, frater germanus ac procurator nomine 
procuratorio nobilis et potentis viri, Walteri Scott de Bukcluch, militis, quamdam 
literam procuratoriam in pergamino scriptam, sigillo discrete mulieris, Cristiane de 
Grimislaw de eodem, rubea cera albe impressa a longo pendente, ut michi et sub- 
scriptis testibus ex circumscriptione et armis dicte Cristiane insculptis infra circum- 
scriptionem manifeste apparuit, michi notario publico scripto coram testibus 
infrascriptis tradidit perlegendam, copiandam sub publica forma, propter viarum 
discrimina et casus fortuitos, ne originalis copia deperiret, transcribendam, sanam 
et integram, sed in vltima parte dicte litere seu clausula defuit tale verbum, con- 
iunctim et diuisim, sed omni prorsus vicio et suspectione ut prima facie apparuit 



1 The dates in this instrument are incon- 
sistent with each other. The year of the 
Incarnation is plainly written 1400. But 
this does not agree either with the year of 
the Indiction or with the Pontifical year, 



while the date of the resignation transcribed 
by the notary is 1429. The Pontifical year 
probably represents the true date, being the 
fourteenth year of the pontificate, of Pope 
Eugenius IV., that is 1445. 



1400.] THE BUCCLEUGH MUNIMENTS. 19 

carentem : quarum quidem literarum tenor sequitur et talis est : Vniuersis pateat 
per presehtes me Cristianam de Grimislaw de eodem, non vi aut metu ductam nee 
errore lapsam, sed mea mera et spontanea voluntate, in mea pura et legittima 
viduitate fecisse, constituisse et per j^resentes ordinasse, necnon facere, constituere 
et ordinare nobiles viros, dominum Willelmum de Creghtoun de eodem, militem, 
dominum Willelmum Clerc, vicarium ecclesie de Maluil, et Henricum de Douglas de 
Logtoun, procuratores meos et deputatos speciales : dantem et concedentem eisdem 
procuratoribus meis coniunctim et eorum cuilibet per se diuisim queni j>resentem 
esse contigerit meam liberam, generalem et specialem potestatem ac mandatum 
speciale ad sursum reddendum, pureque et simpliciter resignandum, pro me et nomine 
meo, per fustem et baculum et alias literas resignacionis, omnes et singulas terras meas 
de Grimislaw cum pertinenciis, iacentes infra baroniam de Ekfurde et vicecomita- 
tum de Roxburgh, in manus serenissimi principis et domini nostri, domini Jacobi 
Scotorum regis illustrissimi, et domini mei superioris dictarum terrarum cum perti- 
nenciis, ac totum ius et iuris clameum, proprietatem et possessionem quod et quas 
in dictis terris cum pertinenciis habui uel habere potui quoquomodo pro me et 
heredibus meis dicto domino nostro regi superiori domino meo antedicto omnino 
quietum clamando imperpetuum ; ita quod nee ego, nee lieredes mei, nee aliquis 
alius nomine nostro iure aut titulo, aliquod ius aut iuris clameum, proprietatem aut 
possessionem in dictis terris cum pertinenciis, autaliqua parte earundem, aliqualiter 
vendicare poterimus aut poterit in futurum, sed ab omni iuris titulo tarn petitorio 
quam possessorio dictarum terrarum cum pertinenciis simus imperpetuum exclusi 
penitus et omnino : Batum et gratum habentem et liabituram totum et quicquid 
dicti procuratores mei coniunctim et diuisim in premissis [Uteris] resignacionis 
nomine meo iuste aut rite duxerint aut duxerit faciendum ; anno Domini m° cccc mo 
xxix : Super quibus omnibus et singulis prefatus Stephanus Scott a me notario 
publico infrascripto sibi publicum peciit fieri instrumentum. Acta erant hec in 
castro de Edinburgh, anno, die, mense, indiccione, et pontificatu superius annotatis, 
presentibus honorabilibus viris ad premissa specialiter rogatis, videlicet, domino 
Jacobo de Creghtoun domino de Frendracht, domino Georgeo de Creghtoun de 
Blaknes, militibus, Nicholaio de Borghvic, Andrea Creghtoun, Willelmo Creghtoun, 
Roberto Scott, Johanne Chesholme, Willelmo Barovne, et Waltero Scott, scutiferis, 
domino Willelmo Grant, capellano, et Alexandra Wod burgensi de Edinburgh, cum 
multis aliis. 

Et ego Willelmus Graunt presbiter Sancti Andree dyocesis, publicus imperiali 
auctoritate notarius [etc., in forma communi]. 



20 THE BUCCLEUGH MUNIMENTS. [1407 



22. Charter by Eobert Duke of Aleany, Eegent, confirming Charter by 
Archibald Earl of Douglas, to William of Douglas of Drum- 
langrig, Knight, of the barony of Hawick. 24th October 1407. 

Eobertlts dux Albanie, comes de Fyfe et de Mentethe, ac Gubernator regni Scocie, 
omnibus probis hominibus tocius regni predicti, clericis et laicis, salutem : Sciatis 
nos quamdam cartam dilecti consanguinei nostri, Archibaldi comitis de Douglas, 
domini Galwidie, factam et concessam hereditarie dilecto consanguineo nostro 
Willelmo de Douglas de Drumlangrig, militi, de tota et integra baronia sua de 
Hawyk cum pertinenciis, iacente infra vicecomitatum de Eoxburghe, de mandato 
nostro visam, lectam, inspectam et diligenter examinatam, non rasam, non aboli- 
tam, non concellatam, nee in aliqua sui parte viciatam, sed omni prorsus vicio et 
suspicione carentem, intellexisse ad plenum, in hec verba : Omnibus banc cartam 
visuris vel audituris, Archibaldus comes de Douglas, dominus Galwydie et baronie 
de Hawyk, salutem in Domino sempiternam : Noueritis nos de nostre voluntatis 
arbitrio concessisse, de stabili proposito dedisse, atque deliberato consilio nostro 
super hoc prehabito, sub presenti carta nostra, confirmasse honorabili dilecto et 
speciali consanguineo nostro domino "Willelmo de Douglas, militi, domino de Drum- 
langrig, totalem et integram baroniam nostram de Hawyk cum suis pertinenciis, 
iacentem in Tevidalia infra vicecomitatum de Eoxburghe, per rectas marchias suas 
diuisas atque metas cognitas et cognoscendas, infra villam nostram de Hawyk, 
extra eandem et circa, tarn procul quam prope, coniacentem, per singulas partes 
planas et loca dicte nostre baronie principalis : Tenendam, habendam imperpetuum 
et possidendam dicto domino Willelmo de Douglas, militi, nostro speciali consan- 
guineo, et suis heredibus masculisque femellis de suo corpore procreatis ant pro- 
creandis, in puro feodo et hereditate, a nobis et heredibus nostris imperpetuum, 
in pace bona et fide, absque quocunque titulo reclamandi, cum omnibus terris, 
tenementis, burgis, villis, campis, aquis, marresiis, stagnis, siluis, boscis, pratis, 
pascuis, et pasturis, molendinis, multuris, piscariis, venacionibus, aucupacionibus, 
et jure patronatus ecclesie parrochialis de Hawyk, cum singulis possessionibus 
annexis de iure nobis pertinentibus infra villam eandem de Hawyk et baro- 
niam supradictam, ant valentibus ad nos spectare vtrobique quouismodo de 
futuro, sic quoque burgum nostrum seu villam predictam de Hawyk concedimus, ut 
supra, et confirmamus eidem nostro consanguineo fideli, cum omnibus et singulis 
iuribus, iurisdictionibus, libertatibus, custumis et aliis commoditatibus, et aysia- 



1407.] THE BUCCLEUCH MUNIMENTS. 21 

mentis quibuscunque, warclis adiunctis premissis et releuiis vniuersis presentibusque 
futuris, spectantibus ant spectare valentibus, ad dictum burgum et baroniam princi- 
palem, cum ceteris auantagiis inuentis et inueniendis tarn subtus quam supra quam- 
cunque partem dicte baronie principalis ; reseruandam perpetuo et habendam dicto 
nostro consanguineo et suis lieredibus in omni honore, pace firma, et quiete cpiemad- 
modum vncquam sumus gauisi his premissis, aut gauisus fuerit aliquis preclecessorum 
nostrorum : preterea concedentes ordinamus quod dictus "Willelmus, miles, consan- 
guineus noster dilectus et sui herecles soluet et soluent annuatim, apud ecclesiam de 
Hawyk, nobis et nostris lieredibus in festo assumpcionis beate Marie Virginis, si 
petatur, vnam sagittam sub nomine albe firme pro omni seruicio, onere quocunque, 
exaccione et demandacione generali vel speciali petendis pro premissis aut aliquo 
premissorum ; quam quidem donacionem liberam premissam factam eidem nostro 
consanguineo et lieredibus suis obligamus nos et nostros lieredes esse fideliter con- 
seruaturos sibi per omnia defensuros, ut in nostra presenti carta plene continetur, 
contra omnes homines et feminas vitalesque mortales : In cuius rei testimonium 
huic carte nostre plane presenti sigillum nostrum fecimus apponi ; liiis testibus, 
Archebaldo de Douglas filio et herede nostro, domino Herberto de Maxwell, domino 
Symone de Glendonwyne, domino Alexandro de Gordoun, domino Jolianne de 
Setoun, militibus, et multis aliis : Quam quidem cartam, donacionem et concessionem 
in eadem contentas in omnibus punctis suis et articulis, condicionibus et modis ac 
circumstanciis suis quibuscunque, forma pariter et effectu, in omnibus et per omnia 
approbamus, ratificamus et auctoritate officii nostri gubernationis regni predicti 
nobis commissi, imperpetuum confirmamus ; saluo domino nostro regi et lieredibus 
suis de dictis terris et burgo cum pertinenciis seruicio debito et consueto : In cuius 
rei testimonium presenti carte nostre confirmacionis sigillum officii nostri apponi 
precepimus ; testibus, reuerendo in Christo patre Gilberto episcopo Aberdonensi, 
cancellario Scocie, Waltero comite Atholie, fratre nostro, Alexandro Senescalli 
comite de Marr, Duncano comite de Leuenax, Willelmo de Graham de Kyncardyn, 
Jolianne Senescalli de Lorn, Georgio de Lesly, militibus, consanguineis nostris, et 
Andrea de Hawyk, canonico Dunkeldensi, secretario nostro : Apud Perth, vicesimo 
quarto die mensis Octobris anno Domini millesimo quadringentesimo septimo, et 
gubernacionis nostre anno secundo. 



THE BUGGLEUCH MUNIMENTS. [1412. 



23. Letter of Confirmation by King James the First, in favour of Sir 
"William Douglas of Drumlangrig, of the lands of Drumlangrig, 
Hawick, and Selkirk. 30th November 1412. 

Jamis, throu the grace of God Kynge, of Scottis, Til all that this Lettre heris or 
seis, sendis gretynge : Wit ze that we haue grauntit, and be this presentis Lettres 
grauntis, a speciall confirmaciun in the mast forme, til oure traiste and wele 
belofit Cosyng, Schir William of Douglas of Drumlangrig, of all the landis that he is 
possessit and chartrit of within the kyngdome of Scotlande ; that is for to say, the 
landis of Drumlangrig, of Hawyke and of Selkirke, the whilkis chartris and 
possiouns be this lettre we conferme, and wil for the mare sekernes this oure con- 
firmacioune be formabilli efter the fourme of our chanussellare, and the tenor of 
his chartris, selit with oure grete sele, in tyme to come ; In witnes of the whilkis, 
this presentis Lettres we wrate with our propre hande, vnde the signet vsit in 
selyng of oure lettres, as now at Croidoune, the last dai of Nouember, the zere of 
oure Lorde J m0 ccco xu°. 



24. Transttmpt, dated 18th February 1431, of Charter by John Inglis of 
Menar, to Eobert Scott of Morthostoune, of the half of Branchselme 
and others. 31st January 1420. 

In Dei nomine amen : Per hoc presens publicum instrumentum cunctis pateat eui- 
denter quod anno a Natiuitate Domini millesimo cccc m0 xxxj m0 , indiccione nona, die 
uero decimo octauo mensis Februarij, pontificatus sanctissimi in Christo patris et 
domini, clomini nostri Martini diuina prouidencia pape quinti anno decimoquarto ; 
in mei notarij publici et testium subscriptorum presencia personaliter constitutus 
honorabilis vir Walterus Scote dominus de Morthostoune michi notaiio publico 
tradidit quandam cartam cum sigillo rubie cere pendenti in alba cera impresso, 
cum circumscripsione et armis Johannis Inglis, perlegendam, publicandam, et in 
banc publicam formam redigendam, non rasam, abolitam, cancellatam nee inter- 
liniatam neque in aliquo viciatam, sed omni vicio et suspicione carentem ; cuius 
tenor sequitur in hec uerba : Omnibus HANC cartam visuris uel audituris, Johannes 
Inglis, dominus de Menar, salutem in Domino sempiternam : Vestra nouerit uni- 
versitas me dedisse, concessisse et hac presenti carta mea confirmasse dilecto meo 
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1420.1 THE BUCCLEUCH MUNIMENTS. 23 



Branch selme, videlicet, a riuolo de Branchselme usque ad aquam de Borytlnvyk, 
et ut aqua de Teveot currit, videlicet cum terris et edificiis de Steyl, et cum dime- 
dietate lati prati versus terras de Steyll, et cum dimedietate prati de Lonnehyll, et 
cum terris de Holstrutlier, ex parte occidentali de le Syke decurrente de terra eccle- 
siastica, et cum dimedietate terrarum de le Meyrle, et cum duabus terris cotagiis 
iacentibus ex parte occidentali dicti riuoli de Branchsemell cum pertinenciis, in 
baronia de Hawyk infra vicecomitatum de Roxburgh : Tenendas et habendas dicto 
Roberto et heredibus suis, de me et heredibus meis, in feodo et hereditate imper- 
petuum, in boscis, planis, pratis, pascuis et pasturis, viis, semitis, aquis, stagnis, moris, 
mossis et moraciis, cum communi pastura, cum curiis et exitibus curiarum, aucu- 
pacionibus, venacionibus et piscacionibus, et cum omnibus aliis et singulis liberta- 
tibus, commoditatibus, asyamentis ac iustis pertinenciis quibuscunque ad dictas 
terras cum pertinenciis spectantibus sen quouismodo spectare valentibus in futu- 
rum, libere, quiete, honorifice, bene et in pace, in omnibus et per omnia : Reddendo 
inde dictus Robertas et heredes sui miclii et heredibus meis annuatim, in ecclesia 
parochiali de Hawyk in festo Assumpsionis beate Marie uirginis, unum denarium 
argenti nomine albe firme, si petatur tantum, pro omni alio seruicio, exaccione sen 
demanda que de dictis terris cum pertinenciis per me vel heredes meos exigi 
poterunt seu requiri : Ego uero dictus Johannes et heredes mei, omnes dictas 
terras cum pertinenciis prefato Roberto et heredibus suis contra omnes homines 
warantizabimus, acquietabimus et imperpetuum defendemus : In cuius rei testi- 
monium huic presenti carte mee sigillum meum apposui, apucl ecclesiam de Menar, 
vltimo die January anno Domini millesimo quadringentesimo vicesimo ; hiis testi- 
bus, Waltero de Twede domino de Drummelzer, Johanne de Cauerhill domino eius- 
dem, Bemaba de Wache domino de Dawyk, Andrea Ker domino de Altonburn, 
Matheo de Glendonwin, etmultis aliis : Super quibits omnibus et singulis prefatus 
Walterus Scote a me notario publico sibi fieri petiit publicum seu publica instru- 
mentum seu instrumenta. Acta fuerunt [hec] in ecclesia de Caueris, sub anno, die, 
mense, indiccione et pontificatu quibus supra; presentibus ibidem, venerabilibus et 
discretis viris, Archibaldo de Dowglas domino de Caueris, Henrico Turnbull de Crak, 
Jacobo Gray, Duncano Gray, Alexandra Ker et multis aliis testibus ad premissa 
vocatis. 

Et ego Robertas Turnbull presbyter Glasguensis diocesis publicus auctoritate 
imperiali notarius [etc. in forma communi]. 



2i 



THE BUCCLEUCH MUNIMENTS. 



[1426: 



25. Charter by Archibald Earl of Douglas to Walter Scott, son of 
Robert Scott of Morthouston, of the lands of Lempatelaw. 2d July 1426. 

Omnibus hanc cartam visuris vel audituris, Archibaldus comes de Douglas et de 
Longauill, dominus Galwidie et regalitatis de Sproustoun, salutem in Domino 
seuipiternam : Noueritis nos dedisse, concessisse et hac presenti carta nostra confir- 
masse dilecto armigero nostro Waltero Scot, filio et heredi Eoberti Scot de 
Morthoustoun, omnes et singulas terras nostras de Lempatelaw, pro suo seruitio 
nobis impenso et impendendo, cum tenandis et tenandriis eiusdem, jacentes infra 
regalitatem nostram antedictam de Sproustoun et vicecomitatum de Roxburgh, 
quequidem terre cum pertinentiis fuerunt dicti Roberti Scot, et quas idem Robertas 
Scot, non vi aut metu ductus, nee errore laj>sus, set sua mera et spontanea volun- 
tate, nobis per fustem et baculum sursnm reddidit, pureque et simpliciter resignauit : 
Tenendas et habendas totas et integras prefatas terras de Lempatelaw cum per- 
tinenciis prefato Waltero et heredibus suis, de nobis et heredibus nostris, in feodo 
et hereditate imperpetuum, . . . Reddendo hide annuatim prefatas Walterus et 
heredes sui nobis et heredibus nostris vnum denarium argenti in festo beati 
Johannis Baptiste nomine albe firme, si petatur tantum, pro omni alio onere, 
exaccione, demanda aut seruitio seculari que de dictis terris de Lempatelaw cum 
pertinentiis juste exigi poterunt aut requiri : Quam quidem cartam, donacionem 
et concessionem in eadem coutentas in omnibus punctis et articulis, modis, con- 
ditionibus ac circumstanciis suis quibuscunque, forma pariter et effectu, in omni- 
bus et per omnia, prefato Waltero et heredibus suis pro nobis et heredibus 
nostris approbamus, ratificamus et imperpetuum confirmamus, saluo nostro 



seruitio antedicto : In cuius rei 
testimonium huic prese 
carte nostre sigillum nos 
trum fecimus aiiponi 
apud manerium nos- 
trum de Edibrede- 
schelis, secundo die 
mensis Julij anno Do- 
mini millesimo quad- 
rinsentesimo vicesim 




sexto ; testibus, nobilibus viris 

Jacobo de Douglas auun- 

culo nostro predilecto, 

domino Johanne de 

Cokburn, milite, de 

Ormstoun, Alexandro 

de Morauia de Cran- 

stoun, Johanne de 

Newtoun de Dalcofe, 

cum multis aliis. 



1427.] THE BUCCLEUCH MUNIMENTS. 



26. Retour of Walter Scott as heir to his father, Robert Scott, in the 

lands of Elerig. 27th February 1426. 
Inquisicio facta apud Etibredeschelis, penultimo die mensis February anno Domini 
millesimo cccc m0 vicesimo sexto, super articulis contentis in hoc breui incluso, p>er hos 
subscriptos et iuratos, videlicet, Johannem de Samichell, Johannem de Cauerhill, 
Alexandrum de Newtoune, Willelmum de Aynisle, Walterum de Dalyhell, Robertum 
de Dalyhell, Willelmum Turnbull de Philiphalch, Willelmum Turnbull de Tod- 
gishalch, Alexandrum de Pringill, Willelmum de Cokburne, Adam de Hangaldside, 
Alexandrum de Murrafe, Johannem Robsoun, Johannem Turnbull de Foultoune et 
Dauid Turnbull ; Qui iurati dicunt quod quondam Robertus Scot, pater Walteri Scot 
latoris presencium, obijt vestitus et saisitus vltimate vt de feodo ad pacem et ad 
fidemdomini nostri regis de terris de Elerig cum pertinenciis, iacentibus in baronia 
de Hawik et infra vicecomitatum de Roxburgh ; et quod dictus Walterus est legiti- 
mus et propinquior heres eiusdem Roberti quondam patris sui de predictis terris 
cum pertinenciis, et est legitime etatis ; et quod dicte terre cum pertinenciis nunc 
valent per annum decern marcas, et tantum tempore pacis valuerunt, et tenentur in 
capite de barone de Hawik, per seruicium vnius denarij soluendi ad festum beati 
Jobannis Baptiste, nomine albe firme, super solum terre tantum si petatur, et sunt 
in manibus dicti baronis per si)acium octo dierum ante festum Sancti Martini 
vltimo elapsum, per mortem dicti quondam Roberti, et in defectu veri hereclis non 
in dictis terris introeuntis : In cuius quidem inquisitionis testimonium sigillum 
balliui, vna cum sigillis quorundam qui dicte inquisitioni intererant faciende, est 
appensum, anno, die, loco et termino supradictis. 

27. Notarial Transumpt of the Charter No. 22, supra. 25th July 1427. 

Transcriptum et datum in copiam sub signo et subscriptione mei notarii publici 
subscripti, apud Dalketh in festo sancti Jacobi apostoli, videlicet, vicesimo quinto 
die mensis Julij anno Domini millesimo quadringentesimo vicesimo septimo, in- 
dictione quinta, pontificatus sanctissimi in Christo patris ac domini nostri, domini 
Martini digna Dei prouidentia pape quinti, anno decimo, in hiis verbis : Robertus 
Dux Albanie, comes de Fyfe et de Menteith, ac gubernator regni Scocie, omnibus 
probis hominibus [etc., ut No. 22, supra] : Quahquidem cartam, donacionem et 
concessionem in eadem contentas, in omnibus punctis suis et articulis, condicioni- 
bus, et modis ac circumstanciis suis quibuscunque, forma pariter et effectu, in om- 
nibus et per omnia approbamus, ratificamus et auctoritate officii nostri guberna- 

D 



26 THE BUGCLEUCH MUNIMENTS. [1427 



cionis regni predict! nobis commissi, imperpetuum confirmamus : In cuius rei 
testimonium presenti carte nostre confirmacionis sigillum officii nostri apponi pre- 
cepimus ; testibus, reuerendo in Christo patre, Gilberto episcopo Aberdonensi, can- 
cellario Scocie, Waltero comite Atholie, fratre nostro, Alexandro Senescalli comite 
de Marr, Duncano comite de Leuenaux, Willelmo de Grahaine de Kincardin, 
Johanne Senescalli de Lorn, Georgio de Lesly, militibus, consanguineis nostris, et 
Andrea de Hawyk, canonico Dunkeldensi, secretario nostro, apud Perth, vicesimo 
quarto die mensis Octobris, anno Domini millesimo quadringentesimo septimo, et 
gubernacionis nostre anno secundo. 

Et ego Gavinus Gilberti, clericus Sancti Andree diocesis, publicus auctoritate 
imperiali notarius, sirprascriptam cartam confirmacionis coram hiis testi- 
bus, videlicet, magnifico et potente domino, domino Jacobo de Douglas, 
milite, domino de Dalketh, Henrico de Douglas de Dalketh, Malcolmo 
Fleming, domino de Bigar, domino Willelnio Monypeny milite, Alex- 
andro Giffurde de Schirrefkall, domino Willelmo de Conynggaliame, 
rectore de Malwin, et domino Willelmo de Carale, capellano, cum mul- 
tis aliis, legi, tenui, et diligenter examinaui, non rasam, non abolitam, 
non cancellatam, nee in aliqua ipsius parte suspectam, set omni prorsus 
vicio et suspicione carentem, et sanam et integram, in pargamino scriptam, 
sigillatamque vero sigillo rotundo officii dicti domini Ducis Albanie guber- 
natoris regni Scocie supradicti in cera alba, ideoque ad instanciam prouidi 
domini, domini Jacobi de Douglas domini de Ennerawin de verbo ad 
verbum copiaui, et in hanc publicam formam redegi, manuque mea propria 
scripsi, et me hie subscripsi, signumque meum consuetum apposui, rogatus 
et requisitus, in fidem et testimonium veritatis omnium premissorum. 

G. G. 

28. Retotjr of William of Douglas, as heir of his father, Sir William 
of Douglas of Drumlangryg, in the barony of Hawick. [30th Sep- 
tember] 1427. 

Inquisicio facta apnd Jedworth, die Martis proximo post festum Sancti Michaelis, 
anno Domini millesimo cccc mo xxvij mo , coram Archebaldo de Douglas, vicecomite 
de Roxburgh, per istos subscriptos, videlicet, Thomam de Cranstoun, Symonem de 
Dalgles, Jeorgeum de Hoppryngile, Alexandrum de Scheisholme, Jacobum de 
Langlandis, Willelmum Turbule, Willelmum Cohvele, Dauyd Turbule, Andream 
Ker, Jacobum Ker, Willelmum Schewile, Walterum Turbule, Adam Gibsoun, 



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Robertum de Hepe, et Patricium Inglise ; qui jurati dicunt quod quondam Willel- 
mus de Douglas de Dromlangryg, miles, pater Willelmi de Douglas, latoris presen- 
cium, obiit vltimo vestitus et saisitus ut de feodo ad pacem et fidem domini nostri 
regis de tota baronia de Hawyk cum pertineuciis, infra vicecomitatum de Roxburgh ; 
et quod dictus Willelmus est legitimus et propinquior heres eiusdem quondam 
Willelmi patris sui de predicta baronia cum pertinenciis ; et quod est legitime 
etatis ; et quod dicta baronia valet nunc per annum tres centum marcas cum per- 
tinenciis, et tantum valuit tempore pads; et quod tenetur in capite de domino 
comite de Douglas nomine albe firme, videlicet, soluendo vnam sagittam in die 
assumpcionis nostre Domine in ecclesia de Hawyk, si petatur ; et quod est in 
manibus dicti comitis per mortem dicti quondam Willelmi, militis, per spacium vj 
annorum, in defectu prosecucionis veri heredis : In cuius rei testimonium sigdlum 
mei vicecomitis, vnacum sigillis quorundam aliorum qui dicte inquisicioni intererant, 
presentibus est appensum, anno, die et loco supradictis. 

29. Charter by Archibald Earl of Douglas and Longovile to William 
of Douglas, son of William of Douglas of Drumlangryge, Knight, 
of the barony of Hawick. 5th March 1427. 
Omnibus hanc cartam visuris uel audituris, Archibaldus comes de Douglas et de 
Longovile, dominus Galvidie et vallis Anandie, eternam in Domino salutem : 
Sciatis nos approbasse, ratificasse, et hac presenti carta nostra confirmasse, pro nobis 
et heredibus nostris, dilecto consanguineo nostra Willelmo de Douglas, filio et 
heredi quondam domini Willelmi de Douglas domini de Drumlangryge, militis, illas 
donacionem et concessionem omnium et singularum terrarum baronie de Hawyk 
cum pertinenciis, quas quondam bone memorie Archibaldus comes de Douglas, 
noster j>ater, dedit et concessit predicto quondam domino Willelmo de Douglas, 
militi : Tenendas et habendas totas et integras predictas terras baronie supradicte 
cum pertinenciis suis quibuscunque dicto Willelmo de Douglas et heredibus suis, de 
nobis et heredibus nostris in feodo et hereditate imperpetuum, in omnibus et per 
omnia prout carta patris nostri dicto domino Willelmo patri suo inde confecta in se 
plenius continet et testatur : In cuius rei testimonium sigillum nostrum presenti 
carte nostre est appensum, apud Perth, quinto die mensis Marcii anno Domini 
millesimo quadringentesimo vicesimo septimo ; hiis testibus, honorabilibus viris 
Jacobo de Douglas de Balvany auunculo nostro carissimo, Laurencio de Abirnethy 
de Saltoun, Dauid Stewart de Castelmilk, Jacobo de Rothirfurd eiusdem, et 
Henrico de Halibowrtoun, nostris consanguineis, cum multis aliis. 



THE BUCCLEUCH MUNIMENTS. [1431. 



30. Instrument, on the Disposition by James of Langlands, of the lands 
of Hepe to Walter Scott, Lord of Muirhoustoun. 5th May 1431. 

In Dei nomine, amen : Per hoc presens publicum instrumentum cunctis pateat 
euidenter quod anno ab Incarnacione Domini millesimo cccc m0 xxxj mo , mensis Maij 
die quinto, indiccione nona pontificates sanctissimi in Christo patris et domini, 
domini nostri Martini diuina prouidencia pape quinti, anno xiiij mo , in mei notarij 
puhlici et testium subscriptorum presencia personaliter constitutus nobilis homo 
Jacobus de Langlandis dominus eiusdem dedit liereditarie et concessit, et pro se et 
heredibus suis imperpetuum confirmauit, omnes terras de Hepe cum pertinenciis in 
baronia de Wyltoun et infra vicecomitatum de Roxburgh jacentes, nobili viro Wal- 
tero Scot domino de Muirthoustoun et heredibus suis : Tenendas et habendas de 
ipso et heredibus suis, ita libere et quiete in omnibus et per omnia sicut Robertas 
de Hepe quondam dominus eiusdem ante resignacionem earundem de ipso tenuit 
et possedit : Super quibus omnibus et singulis predictus Walterus Scot a me 
notario publico sibi petijt fieri publicum instrumentum : Acta fuerunt hec in cimi- 
terio ecclesie Sancte Marie de Havic, hora quasi xij ma , anno, die, mense, indiccione 
et pontificatu supradictis ; presentibus probis viris Roberto de Hepe, Arcbibaldo 
de Douglas vicecomite de Roxburgh, Johanne Inglis domino de Menar, Magistro 
Willelmo Turnbule rectore de Havic, Alexandre de Murray, Alexandra de New- 
toun, et Willelmo Turnbule, cum diuersis alijs testibus ad premissa vocatis specialiter 
et rogatis. 

Et ego Willelmus de Myntow presbyter Glasguensis diocesis, publicus aucto- 
ritate imperiali notarius, [etc., in forma commimi.] 

31. Attestation that James Langlands of that Ilk gave heritable possession 
of the lands of Hepe to Walter Scott of Buccleuch. 9th May 1431. 

Tyll all and syndry off qwam the knawlege thir presentis letterys ma to come, 
Archbald off Dowglas, lord off Cauerys and Scherraife off Teuidaylle, Alysander 
off Murray off Cranstoun, Alysander off Chesholme off that ylk, Maystar William 
Turnbulle, persone off Hawyc, Wylliam Turnbule off Qwythope, Jhone off Murray, 
Jhone Turnbull, Richart Turnbull off Harden, Dauid Turnbull, Richart off Symon- 
toun, Jhone Scot, and Stephyn Scot, gretyng in Gode ay lestande : For that yt 
ys neidfull and merytabelle to ber wytnes to the suthfastness, thairfor to zowr 
vniuersite we mak it knawin that on the Wednysday next efter the Feest offe the 
Inuencioun off the Haly Cros the zer off our Lord M mo CCCC mo xxxj , we, the sayde 



1431.] THE BUCCLEUCH MUNIMENTS. 29 

Archybald, Alysander and Alysander, William and William, Jhone and Jhone, 
Eichart, Dauid, James, Eichart, Jhon and Stephyn, war present, hard, and saw, 
and in wytnesyng thairto war callit, and war James off Langlandis, lord of that ylk, 
and our Lord of the landis off the Hepe, gayffe heritabelle stat and possessioun off 
all the landis off the sayde Hepe, witht all frutis, asyamentis and pertinentis to the 
sayd landis off the Hepe belangand, or ony way mayand belang in tyme to coum, 
to Walter Scot, Lord off the Buccluche, and to hys ayris, in fee and in heritage 
perpetualy, to be halden off the sayd James off Langlandis and hys harys, makand 
haucht and wont serais for the sayd landys, ays hayfis beyn doyn ande kepit in 
tym gayn by : In wytnes off the qwylk thyngis, we, the sayd Archibald, Alisander 
and Alysander, William and William, Jhone and Jhone, Richart, Dauid, Eichart, 
James, Jhone and Stephyn to thys present letter off wetnes hayfis set our seellis. 

32. Letter of Reversion by John Thome of Beneale, Burgess of Edin- 
burgh, in favour of Walter Scott, Lord of Bukcluch, of two annual 
rents from Ledivrde. 16th May 1431. 
Vniuersis ad quorum noticiam presentes littere peruenerint, Johannes Thome de 
Beneale, burgensis de Edynburgh, salutem in Domino : Noueritis quod quamuis 
probus vir, Walterus Scot dominus de Bukcluch, concesserit, vendiderit et per 
cartam suam alienauerit michi suos annuales redditus duos, videlicet, duarum 
librarum sex solidorum et octo denariorum de terris Johannis de Vache de 
Ledivrde, et duarum librarum sex solidorum et octo denariorum exeuntium 
annuatim de terris Johannis de Ghedes de Ledivrde predicto baronie de Kirkeurde 
et infra vicecomitatum de Peblis jacentibus, pro certa summa pecunie dicto Waltero 
per me pre manibus persoluta ; volo tamen, conceclo et pro me et heredibus meis 
bona fide me obligo ad sursum reddendum, quiete clamandum et libere deliberandum 
dicto Waltero uel heredibus suis dictos annuales redditus duarum librarum sex 
solidorum et octo denariorum, necnon et duarum librarum sex solidorum et octo 
denariorum, debitos de terris predictis Johannis Vache et Johannis de Ghedes de 
Lediurde, cum pertinenciis, vnacum carta michi inde confecta, quandocunque 
contigerit dictum Walterum uel heredes suos persoluere michi vel heredibus, vno 
die inter solis ortum et occasum eiusdem, in ecclesia Sancte Crucis de Peblis, super 
magno altare eiusdem, simul et semel, centum libras, vnacum quatuor libris 
tresdecim solidis et quatuor denariis pro annuali redditu anni sequentis solucionem 
centum librarum predictarum, bone et legalis monete regni Scocie, fraude et dolo 
semotis quibuscunque ; ita quod, facta dicta solucione, ego nee heredes mei aliquod 



30 THE BUCCLEUCH MUNIMENTS. [1437. 

ius uel clameum, proprietatem ant possessionem in dicto annuali redditu exigero 
uel exigerint qualitercunque, sed ab onini juris clameo, tam petitorio quam posses- 
sorio, simus quitti penitus et omnino. In cuius rei testimonium sigillum meum 
presentibus apposui, apud Peblis, xvj t0 die mensis Maij anno Domini M° CCCC° trice- 
simo primo. 

33. Charter by William of Creichtoun of that Ilk, Knight, to Walter 
Scott of Buccleuch, of the lands of Grymislaw. 13th March 1436. 

Omnibus hanc cartam uisuris vel audituris, Willelmus de Creightoun de eodem, 
miles, et [dominns] certarum terrarum de Grymislaw, salutem in Domino sempiter- 
nam : Noueritis me dedisse, concessisse et hac presenti carta mea confirmasse dilecto 
meo et speciali Valtero Scot de lee Bukcluche, pro suo homagio et seruicio michi 
impenso et pro toto tempore vite sue impendendo, omnes et singulas terras meas 
de Grymislaw cum pertinenciis, iacentes infra vicecomitatum de Roxburghe, et que 
tenentur in capite de baronia de Creichtoun infra vicecomitatum de Edinburghe : 
Tenendas et habendas . . . j)refato Valtero Scot et heredibus suis masculis, de 
me . . . Reddendo hide annuatim . . . unam sectam curie ad curiam meam 
capitalem annuatim tenendam proximo post festum pasche apud capitalem locum 
baronie de Creichtoun, cum vardis et releuiis cum contigerint tantum . . . Apud 
eastrum de Edinburghe, decimo tercio die mensis March, anno Domini millesimo 
quadringentesimo tricesimo sexto ; hiis testibus, videlicet, Jacobo de Rutherfurde 
de eodem, Thoma de Crennestoun de eodem, Georgeo de Creichtoun de lee Blac- 
ness, Thoma de Crennestoun de Edinburghe, Willelmo de Crennestoun filio suo et 
herede, Patricio de Kokburne et Thoma de Prestoun, burgensibus de Edinburghe, 
cum multis aliis. 

34. Charter by King James the Second confirming to Walter Scott, 

Knight, the dominical lands of Ecfurde. 3d May [1437.] 

Jacobvjs Dei gracia Rex Scotorum, omnibus probis hominibus tocius terre sue, 
clericis et laicis, salutem : cum bone memorie dominus progenitor noster, paulo 
ante eius obitum, prout coram nobis et consilio nostro sufficienti testimonio extitit 
declaratum, concessit dilecto nostro Waltero Scot, militi, pro capcione Gilberti de 
Ruthirfurde et aliis suis benemeritis et seruicijs impensis et impendendis, omnes et 
singulas terras dominicales de Ecfurde, videlicet le Est Maynis et le West Maynis 
vocatas Woddon, iacentes infra vicecomitatum de Roxburgh ; nos itaque pro suo 
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confirmare volentes, concessimus et concedimus per presentes eidem Waltero easdem 
terras dominicales de Ecfurde, videlicet le Est Maynis et le West Maynis de Wod- 
don vocatas cum pertinenciis, iacentes infra vicecomitatum de Roxburgh predictum : 
Tenendas et liabendas dictas terras cum pertinenciis dicto Waltero et heredibus 
suis, de nobis et heredibus nostris, in feodo et hereditate imperpetuum, per omnes 
rectas metas suas antiquas et diuisas, in boscis, planis, moris, marresiis, viis, semitis, 
aquis, stagnis, pratis, pascuis et pasturis, aucupacionibus, venacionibus et piscacioni- 
bus, petarijs, turbarijs et carbonarijs, cum lapide et calce, ac cum omnibus alijs et 
singulis libertatibus, commoditatibus et aisiamentis ac iustis pertinenciis quibuscun- 
que ad dictas terras cum pertinenciis spectantibus seu iuste spectare valentibus 
quomodolibet in futurum, quousque nos aut successores nostri persoluerimus aut 
persoluerint dicto Waltero militi heredibus seu assignatis suis, in ecclesia parochiali 
de Ecfurde, vna die inter solis ortum et eiusdem occasum, quingentas marcas bone et 
vsualis monete regni nostri ; et faciendo interim nobis annuatim dictus Walterus 
et heredes sui tres sectas ad tria placita capitalia vicecomitatus nostri de Roxburgh 
tantum, pro omni alio onere, exaccione, consuetudine, demanda aut seruicio seculari 
que de dictis terris cum pertinencijs per quoscunque iuste exigi poterunt seu 
requiri : In cuius rei testimonium presenti carte nostre magnum sigillum nostrum 
apponi precepimus ; testibus, reuerendo in Ghristo patre Johanne episcopo Glasgu- 
ensi cancellario nostro, Johanne Forestarii de Corstorfin, milite, camerario nostro, 
Waltero de Haliburton, milite, thesaurario nostro, Magistro Willelmo Foulis 
Archidiacono Sancti Andree, nostri priuati sigilli custode, et Magistro Ricardo 
Crag vicario de Dunde, clerico nostro ; apud Striuelyne, tercio die mensis Maii 
anno regni nostri primo. 

35. Resignation by Alexander of the Weyndis to William of Douglas, 
Knight, Lord of Drumlangrig, of the lands of the Weyndis. 28th 
June 1437. 
Uniuersis pateat per presentes me, Alexandrum de le Weyndis, fecisse, consti- 
tuisse et ordinasse, et per presentes facere, constituere et ordinare prouidos viros, 
Jacobum de Paiblis de eodem et Georgium de Pringil meos veros et legitimos 
procuratores, actores, factores et negociorum meorum gestores ac nuncios speciales ; 
dantem et concedentem eisdem et eorum cuilibet coniunctim et diuisim meam 
plenariam potestatem et speciale mandatum ad sursum reddendum, pureque et 
simpliciter resignaudum, pro me et nomine meo, per fustem et baculum et literas 
meas resignacionis, omnes et singulas terras meas de le Weyndis, cum pertinenciis, 



32 



THE BUCCLEVCH MUNIMENTS. 



[1439. 



iacentes in baronia de Hawik infra vicecomitatum de Roxburgh, in manus nobilis 
domini, domini Willelmi de Douglas domini de Drumlangrig, militis, ac domini 
mei superioris dictarum terrarum, ac totum jus et clameum que in eisdem terris 
cum pertinenciis habeo, habui, vel habere potero quoquomodo prefato domino meo 
superiori pro me et heredibus meis omnino quittum clamandum imperpetuum ; ita 
quod nee ego dictus Alexander, nee heredes mei, nee aliquis alius nomine meo, 
aliquod ius vel clameum, iDroprietatem vel possessionem, in vel ad dictas terras 
cum pertinenciis, vel aliquam partem earundem, exigere seu vendicare potero vel 
poterint in futurum, sed ab omni accione earundem tarn petitorio quam possessorio 
simus imperpetuum absoluti et exclusi per presentes ; ratum et gratum habentem 
et habiturum quicquid dicti procuratores mei vel eorum aliquis coniunctim vel 
diuisim nomine meo in premissis duxerint vel duxerit faciendum : In cuius rei 
testimonium, quia sigillum proprium non habui, sigillum prouidi viri Johamiis de 
Craufurde, burgensis de Lithgw, presentibus apponi cum instancia procuraui, apud 
Lithgw, antepenultimo die mensis Junii anno Domini M° CCCC xxx° septimo ; 
presentibus prouidis viris Archebaldo Maluil, Johanne de Cors, Patricio de Lothian, 
Johanne Collane et Jacobo de Foulis publico notario, cum diuersis aliis. 



36. Precept by Sir William of Crechton of that Ilk for infefting 
Walter Scott, Knight, in Grymislaw. 7th March 1439. 

Willelmus de Crechtoun de eodem, miles, dilectis nostris Jacobo de Rutherfurde, 
Andree Ker et Roberto de Gledstanis, coniunctim vel diuisim balliuis nostris hac 
vice specialiter deputatis, salutem : Quia concessimus hereditarie dilecto consan- 
guineo nostro Waltero Scot, militi, et heredibus suis, omnes et singulas terras de 
Grymislaw que continent quatuordecim terras husbandias cum pertinenciis, iacentes 
infra vicecomitatum de Roxburgh, prout in carta nostra sibi inde confecta plenius 
continetur : Vobis igitur coniunctim vel diuisim precipi- 
endo mandamus quatenus dicto domino Waltero, vel suo 
certo actornato, saisinam hereditariam dictarum terrarum 
cum pertinenciis, secundum tenorem dicte carte nostre, 
iuste haberi faciatis et sine dilacione : Ad quod faciendum 
vobis coniunctim vel diuisim nostram committimus plen- 
ariam potestatem : In cuius rei testimonium presentibus 
sigillum nostrum appendi fecimus, apud Edinburgh, septimo 
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37. Charter by Thomas Inglis of Mennar, of Brankishame, to Sir 
Walter Scott of Buccleuch, Knight, of the lands of Brankishame and 
others. 23d July 1446. 

Omnibus hanc cartam visuris uel audituris, Thomas Ingelis de Mennar, dominus 
de Brankishame, salutem in Domino sempiternam : Noueritis me dedisse, conces- 
sisse, et hac presenti carta mea confinnasse nobili viro domino Waltero Scot, 
domino de Bukcluch, militi, omnes et singulas terras meas de Brankishame cum 
pertinenciis, terras meas de Todschawhil et Todschawhauch, terras de Goldylandis, 
terras de Quhitlaw et Quhiteryg cum vna quarta parte terrarum de Ouerharwode 
cum pertinenciis, iacentes in baronia de Hawik infra vicecomitatum de Roxburgh, 
in excambium pro terris de Murthowstoun et Hertwod cum pertinenciis iacentibus 
in baronia de Bothvile infra vicecomitatum de Lanark : Tenendas et habendas 
omnes et singulas prenominatas terras de Brankishame, terras de Todschawhil, de 
Todschawhauch, de Goldylandis, de Quhitlaw et Quhiteryg cum dicta quarta parte 
terrarum de Ouerharwode ac superioritate certarum terrarum de Kirktoun michi 
pertinentibus, cum tenandis, tenandriis et seruiciis libere tenendum prefato domino 
Waltero Scot, heredibus suis vel assignatis, a me, heredibus meis et assignatis de 
domino barone de Hawik et eius successoribus in feodo et hereditate imperpetuum, 
per omnes rectas metas antiquas et diuisas suas, prout iacent in longitudine et lati- 
tudine, in boscis, planis, moris, marresiis, pratis, pascuis et pasturis, viis, semitis, 
aquis, stangnis, riuulis, siluis, et lacubus, petariis, turbariis, carbonariis, brueriis, 
genestis et columbariis, cum lapide et calce, cum molendinis multuris et eorum 
sequelis, aucupacionibus, venacionibus et piscacionibus, cum curiis et curiarum 
exitibus et eschaetis, bludewitis, hereyheldis et merchetis mulierum, cum communi 
pastura et libero introitu et exitu, ac cum omnibus aliis et singulis commoditatibus, 
libertatibus et aisiamentis ac iustis pertinenciis suis quibuscunque, tarn non nomi- 
natis quam nominatis, tarn sub terra quam supra terram, tarn procul quam prope, ad 
predictas terras cum dicta quarta parte terrarum de Ouerharwode ac superioritate 
et seruicio predictis, cum omnibus suis pertinenciis spectantibus seu iuste spectare 
valentibus quomodolibet in futurum libere, quiete, plenarie, integre, honorifice, bene 
et in pace sine retenemento uel reuocacione quacunque : Faciendo inde annuatim 
dictus dominus Walterus Scot, heredes sui et assignati, dicto domino baroni de 
Hawik seruicium debitum et consuetum, ac suis heredibus et successoribus con- 
similiter tantum, pro omni alio onere, exaccione, demanda seu seruicio seculari que 
de dictis terris et dicta quarta parte terrarum cum dicta superioritate et omnibus suis 

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34 THE BUCGLEUGH MUNIMENTS. [1416. 

pertinenciis per quoscunque iuste exigi potenmt quomodolibet nel requiri : Et ego 
vero dictus Thomas Ingelis, heredes mei et assignati omnes et singulas prenomina- 
tas' terras de Brankisliame de Todschawhil et Todschawliaucli, de Goldylandis, de 
Quhitlaw, et Quliiteryg, cum dicta quarta parte terrarum de Ouerharwod et superiori- 
tate predicta, cum omnibus suis pertinenciis prefato domino Waltero Scot heredibus 
suis et assignatis adeo libere et quiete in omnibus et per omnia, ut predictum est, 
contra omnes mortales warantizabimus, acquietabimus et imperpetuum defendemus : 
In cuius rei testimonium sigillum meum huic presenti carte mee est appensum, 
apud Edinburgh, vicesimo tercio die mensis Julii, anno Domini millesimo quadrin- 
gentesimo quadragesimo sexto ; hiis testibus, videlicet Andrea Ker de Awtonburne, 
Patricio de Lowis, Willelmo de Kokburne de Henrilande, Thoma Dickesone de 
Ormystoun, Roberto de Gleddistanys de le Crag, Alexandra Cheseholme de eodem, 
et Roberto Scot, cum multis aliis. 

38. Charter of Confirmation by William Earl of Douglas, of the 
Charter No. 37, supra. 23d July 1446. 

Omnibus banc cartam visuris uel audituris, Willelmus comes de Dowglas et de 
Avendale, dominus Galwedie et baronie de Hawik, etc., miles, salutem in Domino 
sempiternam : Noueritis nos quandam cartam dilecti tenentis nostri Thome Ingelis 
de Mennar domini de Brankisliame datam et concessam nobili viro domino Waltero 
Scot de Bukcluch, militi, de omnibus terris suis de Brankisliame, de Todschawhil, de 
Todschawliaucli, de Goldylandis, Quhitlaw et Quliiteryg cum quarta parte terrarum 
de Ouerharwod. ac superioritate certarum terrarum de Kyrktoun cum pertinenciis, 
iacentibus in baronia de Hawik infra vicecomitatum de Roxburgh, in excambium 
pro terris de Murthowstoun et Hertwode cum pertinenciis, iacentibus in baronia de 
Bothvile, infra vicecomitatum de Lanark, de mandate nostro visam, lectam, inspec- 
tam et diligenter examinatam, non rasam, non abolitam, non cancellatam, non 
viciatam, sed omni prorsus vicio et suspicione carentem, sigillatam vero sigillo 
dicti Thome in cera rubea alba impressa pendente, ad plenum intellexisse sub hac 
forma que sequitur in hiis uerbis : Omnibus banc cartam visuris uel audituris, 
Thomas Ingelis de Mennar dominus de Brankyshame, salutem in Domino sempi- 
ternam : Noueritis [etc., ut No. 37, supra.] Quamquidem cartam, donacionem, con- 
cessionem et excambium in eadem. contentas in omnibus articulis, modis, condi- 
cionibus et circumstanciis vniuersis forma pariter et effectu approbamus, ratificamus 
et pro nobis heredibus et successoribus nostris imperpetuum confirmamus, saluo 



1447.] THE BUCCLEUCH MUNIMENTS. 35 



seruicio nostro : In cuius rei testimonium sigillum nostrum liuic presenti carte 
confirmacionis nostre precepimus apponi, apud Edinburgh, vicesimo tercio die mensis 
Julij anno Domini millesimo quadringentesimo quadragesimo sexto ; hiis testibus, 
videlicet dominis Jacobo de Achinlek de eodem, Symone de Glendymvyn de 
eodem, Roberto de Creclitoun de Sanchquhar, militibus, Thoma de Cranstoun de 
eodem scutifero, et magistro Jacobo Lyndyssay de Cowantoun rectore de Dowglas, 
cum multis aliis. 



39. Charter by Margaret Cusing to Walter Scott of Buccleuch, 
Knight, of Cusingisland in Brankishame. 19th April 1447. 

OMNIBUS hanc cartam visuris vel audituris, Mergareta Cusing sponsa Symonis 
Routluge salutem in Domino sempiternam : Noueritis me de special! licencia dicti 
Symonis sponsi mei ac cum consensu et assensu ipsius Symonis et Roberti Scot 
filij mei et heredis . . . titulo vendicionis alienasse et hac presenti carta mea con- 
firmasse nobili et potenti viro domino Waltero Scot de lee Buccluch militi totam 
et integram illam meam tenandriam terre wulgariter nominatam le Cusingisland 
cum pertinenciis jacentem in villa [et] territorio de Brankishame ex parte boriali 
eiusdem, jacentem in baronia de Hawic infra vicecomitatum de Roxburgch, pro 
certa summa pecunie michi et dicto Roberto filio meo . . . integre persoluta . . . 
Tenendam . . . predictam tenandriam terre cum pertinenciis prefato Domino 
Waltero heredibus suis et assingnatis a me heredibus meis et assingnatis de 
domino meo superiore in feodo et hereditate imperpetuum per omnes rectas 
metas . . . Faciendo inde annuatim dictus dominus Walterus heredes sui vel 
assingnati domino meo superiori dicte tenandrie terre seruicium debitum et con- 
suetum tantum pro omni alio onere . . . seu seruitio seculari que de dicta tenan- 
dria terre cum pertinenciis per quoscunque iuste exigi poterunt . . . Et ego vero 
dicta Mergareta et heredes mei totam predictam tenandriam . . . prefato Domino 
Waltero heredibus suis et assingnatis . . . contra omnes mortales warantizabimus 
... In cuius rei testimonium sigillum meum liuic presenti carte mee est appen- 
sum vna cum sigiilis dictorum Symonis et Roberti in signum eorum consensus et 
assensus, Apud Edinburgch xix mo die mensis Aprilis anno Domini millesimo 
quadringentesimo quadragesimo septimo, hiis testibus Alexandra de Chesholme de 
eodem, Andrea Ker de Awtanburne, Jacobo Langlandis de eodem, Willelmo 
Turnbull de Qwhithop, et Johanne de Sancto Michaeli juniore, cum multis alijs. 



36 THE BUCCLEUCH MUNIMENTS. [1447. 



40. Sasine of Walter Scott of Brankisholme, Knight, in Cusynlandis. 

7th August 1447. 

In nomine Domini, amen : . . . anno a natiuitate Domini millesimo quadringente- 
simo quadragesimo septimo, indiccione nona, mensis vero Augusti die septimo, 
pontificatus sanctissimi in Christo patris et domini nostri domini Nicholai diuina 
prouidencia pape quarti, in mei notarij publici et testium infra scriptorum . . . 
presencia personaliter constitutus honorablis dominus Walterus Scot, miles, dominus 
de Brankisholme, presentans quandam litteram bailie honeste matrone Mergrete 
Cusyne, filie et heredis Willelmi Cusyne, tunc vxoris Symonis de Eoutluge burgensis 
de Hawic, quam quidem litteram a me notario publico pecijt idem Walterus perlegi, 
cuius tenor sequitur et est talis : Mergreta Cusyne sponsa Symonis Eoutluge 
dilecto balliuo meo, Roberto Scot filio meo et heredi in hac parte, salutem : quia 
dedi et concessi hereditarie per vendicionem et alienacionem de special! licencia 
dicti Symonis, cum consensu et assensu dicti Roberti Scot filij mei et heredis, nobili 
viro domino Waltero Scot domino de lee Bukclouch, militi, totam illam tenandriam 
meam terre wlgariter nominatam lee Cusynlandis cum pertinenciis, iacentem in 
villa et territorio de Brankishelme ex parte boriali eiusdem, in baronia de Hawic 
infra vicecomitatum de Roxburgh ; quare vobis do in mandatis quatenus visis 
presentibus sasinam . . . tocius predicte tenandrie terre cum pertinenciis prefato 
domino Waltero uel suo certo attornato . . . iuste deleberetis ... In cuius rei 
testimonium sigillum meum presentibus est appensum, apud Hawic septimo die 
mensis Augusti anno Domini millesimo quadringentesimo quadragesimo septimo . . . 
Finita autem lectura littere predicte . . . prefatus Robertus Scot prefate matrone 
antedicte balliuus uirtute sui officij prefato domino Waltero militi sasinam et 
statum hereditarium de predicto tenemento siue tenandria in Brankishelme sine 
plure conferendo [dedit.] . . . Acta fuerunt hec in predicta tenandria de Brankis- 
helme hora quinta post meridiem uel eocirca, sub anno, indiccione, mense, die et 
pontificatu quibus supra, presentibus ibidem honorabilibus et honestis viris Stephano 
Scot, armigero, fratre predicti domini Walteri, domino de Castellaw, domino Wil- 
lelmo Scot presbitero perpetuo vicario de Westerker, Patricio Turnbul et Joanne 
Stodhird testibus . . . 

Et ego Matheus de Romanox presbyter Glasguensis dyocesis, publicus aucto- 
ritate imperiali notarius [etc., in forma communis 



1448.] TEE BUCGLEUOH MUNIMENTS. 37 



41. Charter by John Burel of Eckfurd to Stephen Scott of Castellaw, 
of Burellands, in Eckfurd. 1 4th April 1448. 
Omnibus hanc cartam visuris vel audituris, Johannes Burel de Ekfurde pistor 
hurgensis de Edinburgh salutem in Domino sempiternam : Noueritis me . . . 
vendidisse et titulo vendicionis alienasse et hac presenti carta mea confirmasse 
honorabili viro Stephano Scot de le Castellaw omnes et singulas terras meas cum 
pertinenciis de le Burellandys, jacentes in baronia de Ekfurde, infra vicecomitatum 
de Roxburgh, pro quadam certa summa pecunie michi in mea magna et vrgenti 
necessitate pre manibus per predictum Stephannm gratanter et integre persoluta 
in pecunia numerata . . . Tenendas et habendas omnes et singidas prenominatas 
terras de le Burellandys cum pertinenciis prefato Stephano Scot, heredibus suis et 
assignatis, a me heredibus meis et assignatis, de domino barone de Ekfurde heredi- 
bus suis et assignatis in feodo et hereditate imperpetiium, prout jacent in longi- 
tudine . . . Reddendo inde annuatim dictus Stephanus Scot heredes sui et 
assignati domino baroni de Ekfurde, heredibus suis et assignatis, vnum denarium 
argenti in festo Pentecostes super solum dictarum terrarum nomine albe firme, si 
petatur tantum, pro omni alio onere, exaccione, demanda seu seruicio secular! que de 
dictis terris, cum pertinenciis, per quoscunque iuste exigi poterunt . . . Et ego vero 
predictus Johannes Burel heredes mei et assignati omnes et singulas prenominatas 
terras de le Burellandys, cum jjertinencijs, prefato Stephano Scot heredibus suis et 
assignatis . . . pro me heredibus meis assignatisque contra omnes mortales war- 
antizabimus, acquietabimus et imperpetuum defendemus : In cuius rei testimonium 
sigillum meum vnacum sigillo prouidi viri Roberti Michaelis notarii publici bur- 
gensis dicti burgi in evidencius testimonium per me instanter procurato presenti 
carte mee est appensum : Apud Edinburgh decimo quarto die mensis Aprilis anno 
Domini millesimo quadringentesimo quadragesimo octauo, hijs testibus videlicet : 
Dominis Willelmo Domino de Crechtoun cancellario Scocie, Jacobo de Crechtoun 
Domino de Frendracht, Georgio de Crechtoun de Carnis admirallo Scocie, Johanne 
Forstare de Corstorfyn magno Camerario Scocie, Archibaldo de Dowglas de Caueris 
vicecomite Tevidalie, Waltero Scot de Kyrkurde, militibus, Willelmo de Laweder 
de Haltoun, Patricio de Cokburne preposito burgi de Edinburgh, Andrea Ker de 
Sesfurde, Jacobo de Rudderfurde de eodem, Georgio de Cauerhil de eodem, Jacobo 
de Ormystoun de eodem, Roberto de Mol de eodem, et Georgio Turnbule de 
Bethokrowle cum multis alijs. 1 

1 There is a resignation by John Bin-el of the barony of Eckfurd, into the hands of 
Eckfurd, of his lands called Burellaudis, in the King, as lord superior of the same, 



THE BUCCLEUCH MUNIMENTS. [1448. 



42. Charter by King James the Second to Stephen Scott of Burellis 
lands, in the barony of Eckfurd. 18th April 1448. 

Jacobus Dei gracia Eex Scotorum, omnibus probis hominibus tocius terre sue 
clericis et laicis salutem ; Sciatis nos dedisse, concessisse et hac presenti carta nostra 
confirmasse dilecto nostro Stephano Scott, omnes et singulas terras, vulgariter nun- 
cupatas Burellis Landis, cum pertinenciis, iacentes in baronia de Ekfurde, infra 
vicecomitatum de Roxburgh : quequidem terre cum pertinenciis fuerunt Johannis 
Burell hereditarie, et quas idem Johannes . . . per procuratorem suum ad hoc 
legittime constitutum in mamis nostras . . . resignauit . . . Tenendas . . . 
terras prenominatas cum pertinenciis predicto Stephano Scott et heredibus suis de 
nobis, heredibus et successoribus nostris in feodo et hereditate imperpetuum per 
omnes rectas metas . . . Adeo libere et quiete . . . sicut prefatus Johannes, 
aut aliquis predecessorum suorum prefatas terras cum pertinenciis de nobis aut 
predecessoribus nostris ante dictam resignacionem nobis inde factam liberius temiit 
seu possedit : Faciendo inde nobis heredibus et successoribus nostris predictus 
Stephanus et heredes sui seruicia debita et consueta : In cuius rei testimonium 
presenti carte nostre magnum sigillum nostrum apponi precepimus : Testibus 
Willelmo Domino Creghtoun cansanguineo et cancellario nostro, reuerendis in 
Christo patribus Willelmo et Johanne custode nostri priuati sigilli et secretario 
nostro ecclesiarum Glasguensis et Dunkeldensis episcopis, Willelmo et Georgio de 
Douglas et Angusie comitibus, consanguineis nostris carissimis, Alexandro de 
Levingstoun de Calenter, Johanne Sibald de Balgovny militibus, Jacobo de Leving- 
stoun nostre persone custode, capitaneo de Streuelyn, et Roberto de Levingstoun 
computorum nostrorum rotulatore : Apud Streuelyn decimo octauo die mensis 
Aprilis, anno Domini millesimo quadringentesimo quadragesimo octauo, et regni 
nostri duodecimo. 1 

so that neither he nor his heirs should the lauds of Burellandis, which lands the 

ever again claim them. Sealed with the said Stephen Scott purchased from the said 

granter's seal, at Edinburgh, the 14th of John Burel. Sealed with the granter's seal, 

April 1448. [Seal attached and entire.] at Edinburgh, the 14th April 144S. [Seal 

There is also a precept of sasine by the said attached, slightly broken.] 

John Burel to his bailies, Andrew Ker of ' Connected with the acquisition of Burel - 

Sesfurde, James of Ormystoun of that ilk, lands by Stephen Scott, there is an instru- 

and William Davidson, natural son of the ment of sasine proceeding on a precept from 

late Richard Davidson, burgess of Jedworde, King James the Second, which is contained 

for infefting Stephen Scott of Castellaw in therein, in favour of an honourable man, 



1448.] THE BUCCLEUCH MUNIMENTS. 39 



43. Sasine of Walter Scott of Buccleuch, in the lands of Birkwood and 

Bumflat. 1st February 1448. 

In nomine Domini amen : Per hoc presens publicum instrumentum cunctis pateat 
euidenter quod anno a natiuitate Domini millesimo quadringentesimo qnadragesimo 
octauo, indiccione decima, mensis vero Februarij die primo, pontificatus sanctissimi 
in Christo patris et domini nostri domini Nicliolai diuina prouidencia Paj)e quarti, 
in mei notarij publici et testium subscriptorum ad hoc vocatorum specialiterque 
rogatorum presencia personaliter constitutus honorabilis vir dominus Walterus 
Scot, miles, dominus de Bukclouch alloquens aggreditur honesto et discreto viro 
Symoni de Boutlug tunc temporis balliuo de Hawic postulans ab eo sasinam, 
statum et possessionem hereditariam uirtute sui officij sibi concito conferri tocius 
terre de Birkwod, quam quidem vocatam wlgariter arte oxgang of land, ac eciam 
terre de Burnflat prout iacet, se extendens ad Smale Burn ; accedens autem prefatus 
Symon cliens hereditarie tempore suo ex feodo honorabilis et magnified domini 
domini Willielmi de Dowglas domini de Hawic, uirtute sui officij prefato domino 
Waltero militi sasinam statum et possessionem hereditariam sibi conferendo 
secundum tenorem carte sue hide confecte prout latius continetur : De et supra 
quibus omnibus et singulis supradictis prefatus dominus Walterus, miles, sibi fieri 
fecit per me notarium publicum infrascriptum vnum instrumentum. Acta fuerunt 
hec in quadam domo eiusdem terre de Birkwod hora decima ante meridiem uel ea 
circa, presentibus ibidem honorabilibus et discretis viris Stephano Scot de Castel- 
law, Adam Scot, Waltero Scot, Ricardo Scot, et Johanne de Havic, testibus ad 
premissa vocatis specialiterque rogatis. 

Et ego Matheus de Bomanox presbyter Glasguensis diocesis publicus auctori- 
tate imperiali notarius [etc., in forma communi.~\ 

44. Contract of Marriage between Adam, son and heir of Patrick, Lord 

of Halis, and Elyne, daughter of Sir Alexander Home, Knight. 
2d February 1448. 

This Indenture made at Tynynghame, the secunde day of Feueryhere, in the yhere 
of oure Lorde ane thousande four hundreth fourty and audit, proportis and beris 
witnes that [it] is acordit betuix honorabile men, Patrik Hepburne, Lorde of 

Stephen Scott, of the said lands within the and had been resigned by him into the King's 
town and territory of Eokfurd, called Burel- hands. Dated at Burellands, 20th February 
lands, which formerly belonged to John Burel], 144S. 



40 TEE BUCCLEUCH MUNIMENTS. [1448. 

Halis, on the ta part, and Schir Alexander Home, Knycht, of that ilk, on the 
tother part, in maner and forme that efter folois; that is to say, that Adam, 
sonne and ayre to the saide Lorde of Halis, sal haue to wyf, God ledare, Elyne, the 
dochter of the said Schir Alexander, gif the saide Adam has nocht the dochter of 
James of Levingstone to wyf, ande Alexander, the sone of the saide Schir Alex- 
ander sal haue to wif, God ledare, Annes, the sister of the saide Lorde of Halis ; 
and gif it happynis to falyhe, as God forbeide, through the dede of the said Adam, 
than sail the next sone, beande ayre to the saide Lorde of Halis, haue the dochter 
of the saide Schir Alexander, and sa furth quhil the saide mariage be complete, 
aye quhil the said Lorde of Halis has a sone, and the saide Schir Alexander a 
dochter, ande richt sa gif it happynis to falyhe, as God forbeide throuth the dede 
of the said Alexander, sone to the said Schir Alexander, than sal George, the next 
sone of the saide Schir Alexander, haue to wif, God ledare, the sister or a dochter 
of the saide Lorde of Halis, and sa furth quhil the said marriagis be complete, aye 
quhil the said Schir Alexander has a sone, and the said Lord of Halis a sister or 
a dochter ; for the quhilk mariage the saide Schir Alexander sal gif to the saide 
Lord of Halis ane thousande markis of vsuale mone of Scotland, as sal proport in 
ane obligation made tharvpone ; and for the mariage of the said Schir Alexanderis 
son, the said lorde of Halis sal gif to the saide Schir Alexander sevyne hundreth 
markis of vsuale mone of Scotland as sal proport in ane obligatioun made thar- 
vpone, and the said Schir Alexander sal gif to his sonnys leving the lordschipe and 
the Castel of Home, with his landis of Tevydale, and the said Lorde of Halis sal 
gif to his sonnys leving, and to the dochter of the said Schir Alexander, and to the 
langare levare of thaim, all his landis of Aklhanistokis and Quhitsum, with thair 
pertenence, and feft thaim thairof, excepande the donation of the kyrkis ; and for 
alsmekil as the said lord of Halis son is nocht now of age to mak matrimonii, it 
is acordit betuix the saide partis gif the said mariage happynis to falyhe in the 
defaut of the saide Lorde of Halis, or of ony of his sonnys forsaide, the said Schir 
Alexander and his ayris sal haue and joys al the saide landis of Aldhamstokis for 
thuenty povnde be yhere, ay quhill he or his ayris haue raysit thua thousande 
markis of vsuale mone of Scotlande of the saide landis for his expensis, costis, and 
scathis, and the said son of the said Lord of Halis salbe in gouernance with the 
said Schir Alexander : Item, it is acordit that the saide Lorde of Halis sal for the 
plesance of God and the frendis of Eobyne of Nesbet, and Williame of Chyrnside, 
fefte a preste perpetuale in the college of Dunglas : Item, for the supprisis and 
scathis done be the said Schir Alexander and his party to the saide Lorde of Halis 



1450.] THE BUGGLEUGH MUNIMENTS. 41 



and his party, it salbe amenclit to the plesance and worschipe of the said Lorde of 
Halis be the sicht of thair speciale frendis ; and for the supprisis and scathis done 
to Schir Dauid Home and the said Schir Alexander and thair party be the said 
Lorde of Halis and his party, it salbe amendit to the plesance and worschipe of 
the saide Schir Dauid and the said Schir Alexander be the sicht of thair speciale 
frendis : Item, it is acordit that fathful frendschrpe, kyndnes, and lawte salbe 
kepit betuix thaim, lelely and threuly, withoutyn frande or gile for all the dayis of 
thair litis ; and gif ony strevis happynis betuix thaim and thair frendis or men, thai 
sal stande to the ordenance and consale of four or sex of tbair nerrest frendis, and 
ger it be amendit with thair avice, and be rewlyt be thaim for euermar ; ande at 
al thir conditiounes and^appointmentis salbe haldyn and kepit lelely and threuly, 
but fraude or gile, in maner and forme as is befor writtyn, aithir partis forsaid, 
the haly ewangell touchit, has gevyn thair bodely athis ; and to the mar witnessing 
herof enterchangehabilly has set to thair selis, day, yher, and place forsaide. 

45. Retour of William of Douglas, as heir of his father, William of 
Douglas, Knight, in the barony of Hawick. 6th October 1450. 

Hec inquisicio facta fuit apud Jedworth, coram domino Archebaldo de Douglas 
de Caueris, milite, vicecomite de Roxburgh, sexto die mensis Octobris anno 
Domini millesimo quadringentesimo quinquagesimo per istos subscriptos, videlicet, 
dominum Walterum Scot de Bukcluch, militem, Johannem de Rutherfurd de Hund- 
waley, Johannem de Aynisley de Dolphinstoun, Willelmum Colwele, Jacobum de 
Douglas, Johannem de Langlandis, Jacobum Ker, Robertum de Rutherfurde de 
Chattow, Ricardum de Aynisley, Johannem Arnots, Johannem Sinclar, Thomam 
de Blar, Robertum Fawconnar, Robertum Vchtre et Adam Bell : Qui jurati 
dicunt, in virtute sui juramenti, quod quondam Willelmus de Douglas, miles, pater 
Willelmi de Douglas latoris presenciuni, obiit vltimo vestitus et saisitus vt de 
feodo ad pacem et fidem domini nostri regis de tota baronia de Hawik, cum 
pertinenciis, infra vicecomitatum de Roxburgh, et quod dictus Willelmus est 
legittimus et propinquior heres eiusdem quondam Willelmi patris sui, de dicta 
baronia cum pertinenciis, et quod est legittime etatis, et quod dicta baronia, 
cum pertinenciis, valet nunc per annum trecentis marcis, et tantum valuit tem- 
pore pacis, et quod dicta baronia, cum pertinenciis, tenetur in capite de domino 
comite de Dowglas per albam firmam, videlicet soluendo vnam sagittam in 
die assumpcionis beate Marie uirginis in ecclesia de Hawik nomine albe firme, 

F 



42 THE BUCCLEUCH MUNIMENTS. [1450. 

tantum si petatur, et quod dicta baronia, cum pertinenciis, in manibus dicti 
domini comitis de Dowglas nunc existit tanquani domini superioris eiusdem per 
mortem dicti quondam Willelmi in defectu veri heredis ius suum non prose- 
quentis, et sic fuit a tempore obitus dicti Willelmi militis qui obiit in abtumno sex 
annis jam elapsis : In cuius rei testimonium sigillum dicti vicecomitis, vna cum 
sigillis quorundam qui dicte inquisicioni intererant cum breui incluso, presentibus 
sunt appensa, auno, die et loco supradictis. 

46. Charter by King James the Second to Walter Scott of Kirkurd, 

Knight, of the lands of Eckfurde. 28th February 1450. 

Jacobus Dei gratia rex Scotorum, omnibus probis hominibus tocius terre sue, 
clericis et laicis, salutem: Sciatis nos dedisse, concessisse et hac presenti carta nostra 
confirmasse dilecto nostro Waltero Scott de Kyrkevrde, militi, pro suo homagio et 
seruiciis nobis impensis et impend endis, totas et integras terras nostras de Ekfurde, 
cum pertin"enciis, jacentes infra vicecomitatum nostrum de Roxburgh : Tenendas 
et habendas supradictas terras de Ekfurde, cum pertinenciis, dicto Waltero Scott, 
militi, et heredibus suis de nobis et heredibus nostris in feodo et hereditate imper- 
petuum, per omnes rectas metas . . . Faciendo inde annuatim dictus Walterus et 
heredes sui nobis et successoribus nostris seruicia de dictis terris de Ekfurde debita 
et consueta : In cuius rei testimonium presenti carte nostre magnum sigillum 
nostrum apponi precepimus : Testibus, reuerendo in Christo patre Willelmo epi- 
scopo Glasguensi, Willelmo domino Creichtoune nostro cancellario et consanguineo 
predilecto, venerabili in Christo patre Andrea abbate de Melros nostro confessore 
et thesaurario, dilectis consanguineis nostris Alexandro domino Montgomery, 
Patricio domino Glammis, magistro hospicii nostri, Willelmo de Edmondstoun de 
Collodin, Alexandro Ramsay de Dahvolsy, mditibus, Magistris Johanne Arous 
archidiacono Glasguensi, et Georgeo de Schoriswod rectore de Cultre ; apud Edyn- 
burgh, vltimo die mensis Februarij anno Domini millesimo quadringentesimo 
quinquagesimo, et regni nostri decimo quinto. 

47. Charter by King James the Second to Walter Scott of Kyrkurde, 

Knight, of the lands of the barony of Eckfurde. 10th June 1451. 

Jacobus Dei gracia rex Scotorum, omnibus probis hominibus tocius terre sue, 
clericis et laicis, salutem : Sciatis nos dedisse, concessisse et hac presenti carta 



1451.] THE BUCCLEUGH MUNIMENTS. 43 

nostra confirmasse dilecto nostro Waltero Scott de Kyrkurde, militi, totas et 
integras terras baronie de Ekfurde cum pertinenciis, jacentes infra vicecomitatum 
de Eoxburgh ; quequidem terre cum pertinenciis fuerunt clicti Walteri, militis, 
hereditarie, et quas idem Walterus ... in manus nostras apud Eclynburgh coram 
subscriptis testibus . . . resignauit . . . imperpetuum : Tenendas . . . prenomi- 
natas terras baronie de Ekfurde cum pertinenciis dicto Waltero Scot de Kirkurde, 
militi, et heredibus suis de nobis et heredibus nostris in feodo et heredi- 
tate imperpetuum per omnes rectas metas . . . adeo libere, quiete . . . sicut 
dictus Walterus aut sui predicessores prenominatas terras cum pertinenciis de 
nobis aut predicessoribus nostris ante dictam resignacionem nobis inde factam 
liberius tenuit seu possedit, tenuerunt seu possederunt : Faciendo inde annuatim 
dictus Walterus et lieredes sui seruicia de dictis terris debita et consueta : In 
cuius rei testimonium presenti carte nostre magnum sigillum nostrum apponi pre- 
cepimus : Testibus, reuerendo in Cliristo patre Willelmo episcopo Glasguensi, 
Willelmo domino Creiclitoune nostro cancellario et consanguineo predilecto, dilectis 
consanguineis nostris Alexandra domino Montgomery, Patricio domino Glammys, 
Magistris Jobanne Arous arcbidiacono Glasguensi, et Georgeo de Schoriswod 
rectore de Cultre, apud Edynburgb, decimo die mensis Junii anno Domini mille- 
simo quadringentesimo cjuinquagesimo primo, et regni nostri decimo quinto. 



jfc^/^ If 



48. Charter by John of Langlands of Wiltoun to Walter Scott of 
Kirkurde, Knight, of tbe lands of Milsintoun in excambion for the 
lands of Hepe. 20th June 1451. 

Omnibus banc cartarn visuris uel audituris, Johannes de Langlandis, dominus de 
lee dimedietatis baronie de Wiltoun, salutem in Domino sempiternam : Noueritis 
me dedisse, concessisse et hac presenti carta mea confirmasse honorabili viro 
Waltero Scot, militi, domino de Kirkurde, videlicet, pro permutacione terrarum de 
lee Hepe cum pertinenciis, que terre de Hepe quondam fuerunt predicti Walteri 



44 TEE BUCCLEVCH MUNIMENTS. [1451. 



Scot militis, omnes et singulas terras meas de Mylsintoun in baronia de Wiltoun, 
iacentes infra vicecomitatum de Eoxbnrgh : Tenendas et habendas omnes et singulas 
terras de lee Milsintoun cum pertinenciis prefato Waltero Scot, militi, beredibus 
suis et assignatis, de me et beredibus meis in feodo et bereditate imperpetuum, 
per omnes rectas metas antiquas et diuisas suas prout iacent in longitudine et 
latitudine inter rectas metas terrarum de Borthwik ex parte orientali, et rectas 
metas terrarum de Cbesbelme ex parte australi, et rectas metas terrarum deDualyrig 
et de lee Hostcotis ex parte occidental^ et rectas metas terrarum de Belindene ex 
parte boriali, in boscis . . . Beddendo inde annuatim predictus Walterus Scot 
et heredes sui et assignati mihi et beredibus meis vnam rubeam rosam uel sex 
denarios vsualis monete Scocie, si petatur uel petantur in festo Sancti Johannis 
Baptiste quod dicitur Natiuitas, nomine albe firme, super" solum dictarum terrarum, 
tantummodo pro omni alio onere, exaccione, demanda seu alio seruicio seculari 
que de dictis terris cum pertinenciis per me uel heredes meos seu alios quoscunque 
iuste exigi poterunt quomodolibet uel requiri: Et ego vero predictus Johannes 
de Langlandis et heredes mei omnes et singulas terras predictas de Milsintoun, cum 
pertinenciis, prefato Waltero Scot, militi, et beredibus suis adeo libere et quiete 
sicut predictum est contra omnes mortales warantizabimus, acquitabimus et imper- 
petuum defendemus : In cuius rei testimonium sigillum meum huic presenti carte 
mee est appensum : Apud ecclesiam de Wiltoun, vicesimo die mensis Junii anno 
Domini millesimo quadringentesimo quinquagesimo primo, coram hijs testibus, 
Archibaldo de Dowglas, milite, domino de Caueris, Willelmo de Dowglas, filio et 
herede predicti Archibaldi, Andrea Ker de Primsid, Alexandre de Chasheleme de 
eodem, domino Pbilippo Walgh, perpetuo vicario de Sibbaldby, Stepbano Scot. 



49. Charter by King James the Second to David Scott, son of Walter 
Scott of Kirkurd, Knight, of part of Drumcors. 1 4th March 1451. 

Jacobus Dei gracia Bex Scotorum, omnibus probis hominibus tocius terre sue, 
clericis et laicis, salutem : Sciatis nos dedisse, concessisse et hac presenti carta 
nostra confirmasse, dilecto nostro Dauid Scott filio et heredi apparenti Walteri 
Scott de Kirkurde, militis, pro suo fideli seruicio nobis impenso et impendendo, 
viginti libratas terrarum de terris nostris de Drumcors, cum pertinenciis, jacentibus 
infra vicecomitatum de Lynlithqw : Tenendas et habendas predictas viginti libra- 
tas terrarum, cum pertinenciis, dicto Dauid Scott et beredibus suis de nobis, here- 



1452.] THE BUCCLEUCH MUNIMENTS. 45 



dibus et successoribus nostris, in feodo et hereditate imperpetuum, per omnes rectas 
metas suas et diuisas, cum omnibus et singulis libertatibus, commoditatibus, 
asiamentis ac justis pertinenciis suis quibuscumque, tarn non nominatis quam 
nominatis, ad dietas viginti libratas terrarum de Drumcors, cum pertinenciis, 
spectantibus seu quouismodo juste spectare valentibus in futurum, libere, quiete, 
plenarie, integre, lionorifice, bene et in pace, sine aliquo retinemento aut obstaculo 
quocunque, semper et quousque nos vel heredes nostri infeodauerimns vel infeo- 
dauerint dictum Dauid vel heredes suos per cartam et sasinam in viginti libratis 
terrarum jacencium infra vicecomitatus nostros de Berwic, Roxburgh et Peblis, 
aut vnum eorundem : Faciendo inde annuatim dictus Dauid et heredes sui tres 
sectas apud Lynlithqw, in tribus curiis capitalibus dicti vicecomitatus ibidem 
annuatim tenendis : In cuius rei testimonium presenti carte nostre magnum sigil- 
lum nostrum apponi precepimus ; testibus reuerendo in Christo patre, Willelmo 
episcopo Glasguensi, Willelmo domino Creichton, nostro cancellario et con- 
sanguineo predilecto, dilectis consanguineis nostris, Thoma domino Erskin, 
Willelmo domino Somyruile, et Andrea domino le Gray, magistro hospiicii nostri, 
Magistris Johanne Arous, archidiacono Glasguensi, et Georgeo de Schoriswod, 
rectore de Cultre, apud Striuelyne, decimo quarto die mensis Martii anno Domini 
millesimo quadringentesimo quinquagesimo primo, et regni nostri decimo sexto. 



50. Resignation by William of Douglas of Drumlangrig of the barony 
of Hawick for new infeftment. 25th June 1452. 

In Dei nomine amen : Per hoc presens publicum instrumentum cunctis pateat 
manifeste quod anno ab Incarnacione eiusdem millesimo quadringentesimo quin- 
quagesimo secundo, indiccione decima quinta, et mensis Junii die vero vicesimo 
quinto, pontificatus sanctissimi hi Christo patris ac domini nostri, domini Nicholai 
diuina prouidencia pape quinti anno sexto, in presencia omnium dominorum et 
testium subscriptorum meique notarii publici infrascripti personaliter constitutus 
honorabilis vir, Willelmus de Douglas de Drumlangrige, accessit ad presenciam 
excellentissimi principis domini Jacobi secundi Scotorum regis illustrissimi, ibique, 
genibus flexis, omnes et singulas terras suas baronie de Hawik cum pertinenciis, 
jacentes infra vicecomitatum de Roxburgh, in manus dicti domini regis tanquam 
domini superioris, per fustem et baculum, vt moris est, pure et simpliciter resig- 
nauit ; qua resignacione facta, prefatus excellentissimus rex omnes et singulas 
terras antedictas baronie de Hawik, cum pertinenciis, cum donacione ecclesie 



46 THE BUCCLEUCH MUNIMENTS. [1452. 

eiusdem, cum omnibus juribus, proficuis, et pertinenciis suis quibuscunque, eidem 
Willelmo Douglas et lieredibus suis in liberam baroniam, secundum tenorem [carte] 
antefati domini regis sibi inde conficiende reddidit ac donauit; super quibus omni- 
bus et singulis supradictis prefatus Willelmus Douglas a me notario publico infra- 
scripto sibi vnum uel plura instrumentum uel instrumenta peciit fieri publicum 
uel publica : Acta erant hec apud castrum de Edinburgh, in camera prefati 
domini regis, hora quasi vndecima ante meridiem, anno, die, mense et pontificatu 
superius annotatis ; testibus, reuerendo in Christo patre et domino, domino Thoma 
episcopo Candidecase, nobilibus et potentibus dominis et viris, Willelmo domino 
Crechtoun cancellario Scocie, Andrea domino le Gray, magistro hospitii domicilii 
domini regis, Jacobo Crechtoun de Frendraucht, Eoberto Crechtoun de Sanchar, 
militibus, ac nobilibus et honorabilibus dominis et viris, Patricio Hepburn de 
Halis, Willelmo Douglas, Georgio Hepburn, Eoberto Blakader de eodem, Jacobo 
Crechtoun, Jacobo Cokburne, Willelmo Cokburne, Edwardo Cokburne, Georgio 
Cokburne, Edwardo Bonkill, Jacobo Chawmer, Eoberto de Caruderis, et Eoberto 
Huntar, cum multis aliis testibus ad premissa vocatis specialiter et rogatis. 

Et ego Willelmus Blar, jn-esbyter Glasguensis diocesis, auctoritate imperiali 
publicus notarius, quia [etc., in forma communi.] 



51. Sasine, on a Precept from James Earl of Douglas and Avandale, 
of William of Douglas of Drurulangryk, in the barony of Hawick. 
11th November 1452. 

In Dei nomine amen : Per hoc presens publicum instrumentum cunctis pateat 
euidenter quod anno ab incarnacione Domini millesimo quadringentesimo quin- 
quagesimo secundo, mensis vero Nouembris die vndecima, indictione prima, ponti- 
ficatus sanctissimi in Christo patris ac domini nostri, domini Nicholaij diuina 
prouidencia paj^e quinti anno sexto, in mei notarii publici et testium subscrrptorum 
presencia personaliter constitutus honorabilis scutifer, Jacobus de Douglas, capi- 
taneus de Drumlangryk, balliuus in hac parte constitutus excellentis domini, 
Jacobi comitis de Douglas et de Avandale ac domini de Galwidia, etc., de cuius 
balliuii mandato michi notario publico infrascripto luculenter constabat per 
literam prefati comitis de Douglas sigilloque eius autentico sigillatam, in quo 
insculpta erat ymago et forma nudi pilosi hominis genu flexo sedentis, gerentis 
scutum in pectore, et in scuto insculptum erat, in superiore parte ex vno latere, 



1452.] 



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47 



forma cordis liominis ; ex alio vero latere superioris partis, forma siue ymago vnius 
leonis; et in vna inferiorum partium, forma trium stellarum; et in altera inferiorivm 
partium, forma scaccarii in rubra cera impressa; in circuitu vero sigilli scriptum 
fuit, S[igillum] Jacobi Comitis de Douglas et Avendalie, domini Gallwidie, etc. ; 
cuius littere tenor sequitur in hec verba : Jacobus comes de Douglas et de Avan- 
dale, dominus Galwidie, etc., dilecto nostro Jacobo de Douglas capitaneo de 
Drumlangryk, salutem : quia concessimus hereditarie carissimo consanguineo nostro 
Willelmo de Douglas de Drumlangryk omnes et singulas terras de Hawyk cum 
pertinenciis, pro suo seruicio nobis impenso et impendendo, vobis precipimus et 
mandamus quatenus, visis presentibus, saisinam hereditariam dicto Willelmo vel 
suo certo actornato, latori presencium, clictarum terrarum, secundum tenorem carte 
nostre sibi inde confecte iuste baberi faciatis et sine dilacione ; et boc nullo modo 
omittatis, saluo iure cuiuslibet : Datum sub sigillo nostro, apud Lanark, vicesimo 
octauo die mensis Octobris anno Domini millesimo quadringentesimo quinqua- 
gesimo secundo : Postquam vero dicta litera miclii notario publico presentata 
fuerat et per me perlecta, Jacobus balliuus prescriptus Willelmum de Douglas de 
Drumlangryk induxit et imposuit in principaliori domo capitalis messuagii pre- 
dicte baronie de Hawik, et declit eidem lignum et terram, vt moris est, in signum 
possessionis et saisine hereditarie, dicens similia verba : Ego Jacobus de Douglas 
balliuus constitutus in liac parte per Jacobum comitem de Douglas, etc., nomine 
et vice eius, do Willelmo de Douglas de Drumlangryk, hie presenti, possessionem 
hereditariam et saisinam omnium terrarum baronie de Hawik, secundum tenorem 
carte dicti domini comitis de Douglas desuper inde confecte, saluo iure cuiuslibet ; 
et ostio clauso, Willelmus antedictus aliquantulum in prefata domo remansit, 
deinde exiuit, et palam coram astantibus a me notario publico infrascripto de et 
super omnibus et singulis premissis instrumentum publicum seu publica instru- 
menta instanter petiit : Acta fuerunt hec super solum dictarum terrarum de 
Hawik, hora quasi decima ante meridiem, presentibus ibidem honorabilibus et dis- 
cretis viris Roberto de Gledstanis, Georgio de Douglas, Alexandre de Abirnethe, 
armigeris, Roberto Scot, Thoma de Blar, prefate wille de Hawik balliuis, Johanne 
Walch, Roberto Falconar, Thoma de Lutherdale, Roberto Wchtiltre, burgensibus, 
domino Thoma Falconar capellano, Roberto Skarlate, Jacobo Wchtiltre, et Thoma 
Falconar, cum pluribus aliis testibus ad premissa vocatis specialiter et rogatis. 



Et ego Patricius Moscrop, presbyter Glasguensis diocesis, bacallarius in 
decretis, publicus autoritate imperiali notarius [etc., in forma communi.] 



48 TEE BUGGLEUCH MUNIMENTS. [1453. 

52. Eesignation by Walter Scott of Kirkurde, Knight, of the barony of 

Eckfurde, in favour of his son David Scott. 10th April 1453. 

In Dei nomine amen : Per hoc presens publicum instrumentum cunctis pateat 
manifeste quod anno ab incarnacione Domini millesimo quadringentesimo quin- 
quagesimo tercio, indiccione prima, et mensis Aprilis die decimo, pontificatus 
sanctissimi in Christo patris ac domini nostri, domini Nicholai diuina prouidencia 
pape quinti anno septimo, in excellentissimi principis ac domini nostri metuen- 
dissimi domini Jacobi regis Scotorum illustrissimi presencia, ac coram dominis et 
testibus subscriptis, et me notario publico infrascripto, personaliter constitutus nobilis 
vir dominus Walterus Scot de Kirkurde, miles, genibus fiexis, in manus dicti 
domini nostri regis omnes et singulas terras baronie de Ekfurde, cum pertinenciis, 
jacentes infra vicecomitatum de Roxburgh . . . resignauit . . . imperpetuum : 
qua resignacione sic, vt premittitur, pure et simpliciter facta, prefatus supremus 
dominus noster rex omnes et singulas predictas terras baronie de Ekfurde, cum 
pertinenciis, Dauid Scot filio et heredi apparenti dicti domini Walteri Scot, secun- 
dum tenorem et effectum carte eiusdem domini nostri regis dicto Dauid desuper 
conficiende tradidit et deliberauit ; reseruato tamen libero tenemento terrarum dicte 
baronie de Ekfurde cum pertinenciis dicto domino Waltero, militi, pro toto tempore 
vite sue . . . Acta erant hec apud Castrum de Striuelin, hora quasi quarta post 
meridiem, anno, die, mense, indiccione et pontificatu quibus supra ; presentibus, 
reuerenclo in Christo patre ac domino, domino Willelmo episcopo Glasguensi, 
Willehno domino Crechtoun, magnifico et prepotente domhio, domino Georgeo 
comite de Cathnes regni Scocie admirallo, magistro Jacobo Lindessay preposito 
ecclesie collegiate de Lincloudan, Stephano Scot de Murehous, et Roberto Liddale 
de Balmure, cum multis aliis ... 

Et ego Thomas Broun clericus Sancti Andree diocesis, publicus auctoritate 
appostolica notarius [etc., in forma communi.] 

53. Charter by King James the Second to David Scott, son of Walter 
Scott of Kirkurde, Knight, of the barony of Eckfurde. 1 6th April 1453. 

Jacobus Dei gratia rex Scotorum, omnibus probis hominibus tocius terre sue, clericis 
et laicis, salutem : Sciatis nos dedisse, concessisse et hac presenti carta nostra con- 
firmasse dilecto et fideli nostro Dauid Scott, filio et heredi apparenti dilecti nostri 
Walteri Scott de Kirkurde, militis, totas et integras terras baronie de Ekfurde, cum 
pertinenciis, jacentes infra vicecomitatum nostrum de Roxburgh ; que terre baronie 



1453.] THE BUCGLEUGH MUNIMENTS. 49 

de Ekfurde, cum pertinenciis, fuerunt dicti Walteri liereditarie, et quas idem 
Walterus ... in manus nostras, apud Striueline, coram subscriptis testibus . . . 
resignauit . . . imperpetmmi : Tenendas et habendas omnes et singulas prefatas 
terras baronie de Ekfurde, cum pertinenciis, dicto Dauid Scott et heredibus suis de 
nobis, heredibus et successoribus nostris, in feodo et hereditate imperpetuum, per 
omnes rectas metas . . . Et adeo libere, quiete . . . sicut dictus Walterus aut 
sui predicessores prenominatas terras baronie de Ekfurde, cum pertinenciis, de nobis 
aut predicessoribus nostris ante dictam resignacionem nobis inde factam liberius 
tenuit seu possedit, tenuerunt seu possederunt : Faciendo inde annuatim dictus 
Dauid et heredes sui tres sectas ad tres curias capitales vicecomitatus nostri de 
Eoxburgh annuatim tenendas, tantum pro omni alio onere . . . seruicio seculari 
que de dictis terris baronie de Ekfurde, cum pertinenciis, per quoscunque iuste exigi 
poterunt . . . Reseruato tamen libero tenemento dictarum terrarum baronie de 
Ekfurde cum pertinenciis dicto Waltero pro toto tempore vite sue : In cuius rei 
testimonium presenti carte nostre magnum sigillum nostrum apponi precepimus ; 
testibus, reuerendo in Cristo patre Willelmo episcopo Glasguensi, Willelmo domino 
Creichtoune nostro cancellario, Georgeo comite de Catlmes admirallo regni nostri, 
consanguineis nostris predilectis; dilectis consanguineis nostris Tlioma domino le 
Erskin, Willelmo domino Somyrvile, Roberto domino Lyle, magistris Jacobo 
Lindesay preposito ecclesie collegiate de Lincloudane, nostri secreti sigilli custode, 
et Georgeo de Sclioriswode cancellario Dunkeldensi secretario nostro, apud Striue- 
line, decimo sexto die mensis Aprilis anno Domini millesimo quadringentesimo 
quinquagesinio tercio, et regni nostri decimo septimo. 1 

54. Charter (of Excambion) by James of Langlandis to Walter Scott 
of Kirkurde, Knight, of the free holding of Milsaintoun, for the free 
holding of Hepe Wester. 31st December 1453. 

Omnibus hanc cartam visuris vel audituris Jacobus de Langlandis dominus 
liberi tenementi dimedietatis baronie de Wiltoun, salutem in Domino sempiternam: 

1 Connected with the preceding Resignation Eoxburgh, which belonged to the said Walter 

and Charter there is a Notarial Instrument heritably, and had been resigned by him into 

on the Sasine given by Andrew Ker of Aid- his Majesty's hands. The Precept and Crown 

townbivrn to David Scot, son and apparent Charter are both engrossed in the instrument, 

heir of Walter Scot of Kirkurde, Knight, by and are dated at Stirling, 16th April 1453. 

virtue of a Precept from Chancery, of the The Instrument is dated May 1453. 
lands of the barony of Eckfurd in the shire of 



50 THE BUCCLEUCH MUNIMENTS. [1453. 

Noueritis me declisse, concessisse et titulo excambii alienasse, et liac presenti carta 
mea confirmasse, honorabili viro Waltero Scot de Kirknrde, militi, totum liberum 
tenementum meum ville de Milsaintouu jacentis in baronia de Wiltoun predicta, 
infra vicecornitatum de Roxburgh, cuius liberi tenementi de feodo dictus Walterus, 
Scot, miles, gaudet pacifica possessione per statum et saisinam bereditariam, ac 
euidentiam exinde sibi per dilectum filium meum primogenitum Johannem de 
Langlandis ex consensu et assensu meis et facti mei in effectu datas et confectas 
similiter in excambium; Quas videlicet possessionem, statum, saisinam hereditariam 
et euidentias in omnibus suis punctis et articulis, forma pariter et effectu, in 
omnibus et per omnia approbo, ratifico, et pro me et successoribus meis pro per- 
petuo confirmo in excambium, vt premittitur, pro libero tenemento de le Hepe 
Wester dicti Walteri, militis, jacente in prefata baronia de "Wyltoun infra vice- 
cornitatum de Roxburgh : Tenendum et habendum predictum liberum tenementum 
meum vniuersum ville de Milsaintoun cum pertinenciis, vna cum feodo eiusdem, 
predicto Waltero Scot, militi, heredibus suis et assignatis, de me et heredibus meis 
in feodo et hereditate imperpetuum, per omnes rectas metas suas . . . Red- 
dendo inde annuatim dictus Walterus heredes sui et assignati heredibus meis et 
successoribus secundum quod continetur in carta desuper sibi de feodo dicte 
ville de Milsaintoun per Johannem heredem meum sepedictum confecta et de- 
liberata, sine aliquo alio onere, exaccione, questione, demanda seu seruitio 
seculari que de dicto libero tenemento et de feodo eiusdem cum vniuersitate et 
pertinenciis per quoscunque exigi poterunt in proprietate aut possessione peti- 
torie aut possessorie vendicari quomodolibet seu requiri : Et ego vero dictus 
Jacobus de Langlandis et heredes mei dictum liberum tenementum ville de 
Milsaintoun, vna cum feodo eiusdem cum vniuersitate et pertinenciis adeo libere 
in omnibus et per omnia in excambium pro libero tenemento de le Hepe 
Wester, ut predictum est, dicto Waltero Scot, militi, et heredibus suis et assignatis 
contra omnes mortales warantizabimus, acquietabimus, et imperpetuum in forma 
premissa defendemus : In cuius rei testimonium sigillum meum presenti carte 
mee est apjiensum : Apud Hawik, vltimo die meusis Decembris anno Domini mil- 
lesimo quadringentesimo quhiquagesimo tercio. 



1453.] THE BUCCLEUCH MUNIMENTS. 51 



55. Sasine by James of Langlandis, Superior of the half of Wiltoune and 
of Milsaintoun, to Walter Scott of Kirkurde, Knight, of the free- 
holding of Milsaintoun. 31st December 1453. 

In Dei nomine amen : Per hoc presens publicum instrumentum cunctis pateat 
euidenter quod anno ab incarnacione Domini millesimo quadringentesimo quinqua- 
gesimo tercio, mensis vero Decembris die vltima, indiccione tercia, pontificatus 
sanctissimi in Christo patris ac domini nostri domini Nicholaij diuina prouidencia 
pape quinti anno septimo, in mei notarij publici et testium subscriptorum pre- 
sencia personaliter constitutus honorabilis vir Jacobus de Langlandis dominus 
liberi tenementi dimedietatis de Wiltoune, et dominus liberi tenementi ville de 
Milsaintoun, dedit, contulit et deliberauit saisinam, statum et possessionem heredi- 
tariam de toto et vniuerso libero tenemento suo ville de Milsaintoun cum perti- 
nenciis, per tradicionem terre, lapidis et ligni, super solum et apud capitale 
messuagium terrarum dicti liberi tenementi, honorabili viro Waltero Scot de Kirk- 
urde, militi, secundum formam et tenorem cartarum et euidentiarum per prefatum 
Jacobum desuper dicto libero tenemento prefato Waltero, militi, confectarum et 
deliberatarum, saluo iure cuiuslibet; de et super quibus omnibus et singulis prefatus 
Walterus Scot, miles, sibi fieri pecijt publicum instrumentum vel publica in- 
strumenta per me notarium publicum infrascriptum, vna cum appensione sigilli 
dicti Jacobi de Langlandis et certorum sigillorum quorundam subscriptorum ad 
majorem omnium premissorimi roboracionem et testimonium : Acta erant hec 
apud capitale messuagium terrarum predicte ville de MUsaintoun, jacens in baronia 
de Wiltoune, infra vicecomitatum de Roxburgh, hora quasi tercia post meridiem, 
sub anno, mense, die, indiccione et pontificatu quibus supra ; presentibus ibidem 
honorabilibus viris, videlicet, Johanne Jardyn domino de Appilgarth, Johanne de 
Langlandis filio et herede prefati Jacobi de Langlandis, domino feodi dimedietatis 
baronie de Wiltoune, Roberto Scot filio et herede Stephani Scot de Murhous, 
Roberto de Langlandis, Johanne de Creichtoun, Wmfrao de Ranwyk, Roberto de 
Ramvyk, Jacobo de Wchtersyde, Adam de Lydgat et Jacobo Huntar, cum multis 
aliis testibus ad premissa vocatis specialiter et rogatis. 

Et ego vero Patricius Moscrop presbyter Glasguensis diocesis, publicus autori- 
tate imperiali notarius [etc., in forma communi.] 



52 THE BUCCLEUCH MUNIMENTS. [U54. 



56. Charter by John of Irelandys of that ilk to David Scott, of the 
lands called Irelandis Lands. 30th April 1454. 

Omnibus hanc cartam visuris vel audituris, Johannes de Irelandys de eodem, 
salutem in Domino sempiternam : Noueritis me non vi aut metu ductum, nee errore 
lapsum, sed mea mera et spontanea voluntate, vtilitateque mea vndeque j)reuisa et 
pensata, concessisse, titulo vendicionis tradidisse, et hac presenti carta mea confir- 
masse honorabili viro Dauid Scot filio et heredi domini Walteri Scot de Kirkurd, 
militis, omnes et singulas terras meas wlgariter nuncupatas Irelandis landis, 
jacentes in baronia de Wiltoun, infra vicecomitatum de Koxburgh, pro quadam 
certa summa pecunie michi in mea vrgenti et cognita necessitate pre manibus tota- 
liter et integre persoluta, de qua quidem certa summa pecunie teneo me bene con- 
tentum et totaliter persolutum, dictumque Dauid, heredes suos, executores et 
assignatos exinde quittumclamo imperpetuum per presentes : Tenendas et habendas 
omnes et singulas predictas terras de Irelandis landis cum pertinenciis predicto 
Dauid Scot, heredibus suis et assignatis, de domino Henrico de Wardlaw domino 
dimedietatis baronie de Wiltoun, heredibus suis et successoribus, a me heredibus et 
successoribus meis in feodo et hereditate imperpetuum, prout iacent in longitudine 
et latitudine per omnes rectas metas antiquas et diuisas suas in boscis . . . 
Keddendo inde annuatim dictus Dauid, heredes sui et assignati, prefato domino 
Henrico Wardlaw domino dimedietatis de Wiltoun, heredibus suis et assignatis, 
vnam libram cucumeris, et vnum par calcarium, in festo Penticostes, super solum 
dictarum terrarum de Irelandis landis nomine albe firme, si petantur tantum, pro 
omni alio onere, exaccione, demanda seu seruicio seculari que de dictis terris cum 
pertinenciis per quoscunque exigi poterunt quomodolibet vel requiri, et ego vero 
predictus Johannes de Irelandis, heredes mei et assignati, omnes et singulas pre- 
nominatas terras de Irelandis landis cum pertinenciis, prefato Dauid Scot, heredibus 
suis et assignatis, adeo libere et quiete, in omnibus et per omnia, vt firedictum est, 
contra omnes mortales warantizabimus, acquietabimus et imperpetuum defendemus : 
In cuius rei testimonium sigillum meum huic presenti cai-te mee est affixum, apud 
Wiltoun, vltimo die mensis Aprilis anno Domini millesimo quadringentesimo 
quinquagesimo quarto ; coram hiis testibus, Philippo Turnbul de Qulrithop, Wil- 
lelmo Dalgles, domino Philippo Walch capellano, Thoma Clerc et Willelmo 
Melross. 



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53 



57. Charter by King James the Second to David Scott, son of Sir 
Walter Scott of Kirkurd, of the lands of Quhitchestir. 10th Sept. 1455. 

Jacobus Dei gracia Rex Scotorum, omnibus probis hominibus tocius terre sue, 
clericis et laicis, salutem : Sciatis nos pro fideli seruicio dilectorum familiarium 
nostrorum, Walteri Scot de Kirkurd, militis, et Dauid Scot, filii sui et heredis 
apparentis, nobis impenso in victoria per eos optenta contra proditores nostros, 
quondam Archibaldum olim comitem Morauie et quondam Hugonem de Douglas 
fratrem suum, olim comitem de Ormonde, in interfectione dicti Archibaldi ac arresta 
et captione dicti Hugonis in eorum proditoriis actionibus contra nostram regiam 
maiestatem nequiter perpetratis, et pro aliis benemeritis et seruiciis per dictos 
Walterum et David nobis multipliciter impensis et impendendis, dedisse, concessisse 
et hac presenti carta nostra confirmasse dicto David Scot omnes et singulas terras 
nostras de Quhytchestir cum pertinenciis, jacentes in baronia de Hawick, infra 
vicecomitatum nostrum de Roxburgh, vna cum annuis redditibus infra villam de 
Hawic nobis pertinentibus, racione forisfacture per quondam Johannem de Sancto 
Michaele proditorem nostrum contra nos nequiter et proditorie commissis, sicuti in 
uostro piano parliamento alias apud Edinburgh tento per tres regni nostri status 
declaratum et judicatum fuerat : Tenendas et habendas omnes et singulas prenomi- 
natas terras de Quhitchestir vnacum dictis annuis redditibus cum pertinenciis dicto 
Dauid et heredibus suis de nobis, heredibus et successoribus nostris regibus Scotie, 
in feodo et hereditate imperpetuum, ... in omnibus et per omnia sicut dictus 
Johannes de Sancto Michaele aut sui predicessores, predictarum terrarum et dicto- 
rum annuorum reddituum possessores, ipsas terras et annuos redditus cum per- 
tinenciis ante dictam forisfacturam liberius tenuit seu possedit, tenuerunt seu 
possederunt : Faciendo inde annuatim dictus Dauid et heredes sui nobis et 
successoribus nostris, regibus Scotie, seruicia de dictis terris et annuis redditibus 
debita et consueta : In cuius rei testimonium presenti carte nostre magnum 
sigillum nostrum apponi precepimus ; testibus, reuerendis in Christo patribus 
Thoma et Georgeo Dunkeldensis et Brechinensis ecclesiarum episcopis, Willelmo 
comite Orchadie et de Cathnes, domino de Sanctoclaro, nostro cancellario et con- 
sanguineo predilecto, dilectis consanguineis nostris, Thoma domino Erskin, Patricio 
domino Grahame, Alexandra domino Montegomere, Patricio domino Glammys, 
Jacobo de Levingstoune magno camerario nostro, Roberto domino Lile, et Alano 
domino Cathkert, apud Striuelin, decimo die mensis Septembris anno Domini 
millesimo quadringentesimo quinquagesimo quinto, et regni nostri decimo nono. 



54 THE BUGCLEUCH MUNIMENTS. [1455. 



58. Notarial Instrument recording Attestations that John of Saint 
Michael had been retoured heir of his father, and infeft in Quhit- 
chester. 5th February 1455. 

In Dei nomine amen : Per hoc presens publicum instrumentum cunctis pateat 
euidenter quod anno ab incarnacione Domini millesimo quadringentesimo quinqua- 
gesimo quinto, mensis vero February die quinta, indiccione tercia, pontiflcatus 
sanctissimi in Christo patris ac domini nostri domini Kalisti pape tercij anno 
primo, in mei notarii publici et testium subscriptorum presencia personaliter 
constituti honorabiles viri Johannes de Langlandis dominus feodi dimedietatis 
baronie de Wiltoun, Symon de Eoutluge, Johannes Walch, Thomas de Blar, et 
Thomas de Luthirdale, burgenses de Hawik, requisiti per honorabilem virum Dauid 
Scot, filium et apparentem heredem domini Walteri Scot de Kirkurd, militis, super 
quandam inquisicionem factam coram nobili et j>otenti viro domino Archbaldo 
de Douglas vicecomite de Eoxburgh, de terris de Qwitchester, cum pertinenciis : 
Qui Johannes, Symon, Johannes, Thomas et Thomas concorditer dixerunt quod ipsi 
cum aliis de senioribus patrie in vniuerso minime tresdecim ad minus interfuerunt 
huiusmodi inquisicioni facte coram prefato vicecomite de mandato domini nostri 
regis per breuia directa a capella regia ad instanciam quondam Johannis de Sancto 
Michael filij quondam Johannis de Sancto Michael senioris, et respondentes ad 
vniuersos articulos predictorum breuium jurati dixerunt, prout adhuc dicunt, quod 
Johannes de Sancto Michael, pater Johannis de Sancto Michael tunc latoris dic- 
torum breuium, obijt vltimo vestitus et saisitus vt de feodo ad pacem et fidem 
domini nostri regis de omnibus et singulis terris de Qwitchester cum pertinenciis, 
jacentibus in baronia de Hawik infra vicecomitatum de Eoxburgh, et quod dictus 
Johannes fuit legitimus et propinquior heres eiusdem quondam Johannis patris 
sui de dictis terris cum pertinenciis, et quod fuit legitime etatis, et quod dicte 
terre de Qwitchester, cum pertinenciis, valuerunt per annum tunc et tempore pacis 
viginti libris vsualis monete regni Scocie, et quod dicte terre de Qwitchester cum 
pertinenciis tenebantur in capite de barone de Hawik, videlicet, Jacobo tunc comite 
de Douglas, in alba firma, reddendo inde annuatim vnum denarium argenti super 
solum dictaram terrarum de Qwitchester in festo Pentecostes nomine albe firme, 
si petatur tantum ; et quod dicte terre de Qwitchester, cum pertinenciis, in manibus 
dicti baronis tunc existebant tanquam domini superioris earundem, per mortem dicti 
quondam Johannis, et sic fuerunt a tempore obitus sui in defectu veri heredis jus 
suum minime prosequentis : Preterea prefatus Symon de Eoutluge, burgensis ac 



1456.] THE BUGCLEUCH MUNIMENTS. 



sergendus dicte baronie de Hawik, dixit et fatebatur quod presens fuit, vidit et 
audiuit quum prefatus Johannes de Sancto Michael junior de mandato dicti 
baronis, videlicet, Jacobi comitis de Douglas, et per literas ballivatus ipsius baronis 
transmissas et directas domino Waltero Scot, militi, ac balliuo eiusdem in hac parte 
constituto, recepit possessionem, statum et saisinam hereditariam omnium dictarum 
terrarum de Qwitchester cum pertinenciis per tradicionem terre, lapidis et ligni, vt 
moris est, de manibus dicti domini Walteri jure et nomine quo supra, coram 
multis testibus, ut asseruit : Et predictus Johannes de Langlandis dicit quod apposuit 
sigillum suum huiusmodi littere inquisicionispredicte; Etpost uniuersa eorum dicta 
prefatus Dauid Scot de omnibus et singulis premissis a me notario publico infra- 
scripto sibi fieri peciit publicum instrumentum seu publica instrumenta: Acta 
fuerunt hec in cimiterio ecclesie parrochialis de Hawik, hora quasi vndecima ante 
merediem, sub anno, mense, die, indiccione et pontificatu quibus supra, presentibus 
ibidem nobilibus ac discretis viris Waltero Scot, Thoma de Dalgles, Willelmo de 
Dalgles, Philippo Turnbule. 

Et ego Patricius Moscrop presbyter Glasguensis diocesis, publicus autoritate 
imperiali notarius, premissis omnibus [etc., in forma communi.] 



59. Notarial Instrument recording Attestation of the Sasine of John of 
Saint Michael, in the lands of Quhitchester. 2d November 1456. 

In Dei nomine amen : Per hoc presens publicum instrumentum cunctis pateat 
euidenter quod anno ab incarnacione Domini millesimo quadringentesimo quin- 
quagesimo sexto, mensis vero Nouembris die secunda, indiccione quarta, pontificatus 
sanctissimi in Christo patris ac domini nostri domini Kalisti pape tercij anno 
secundo, in mei notarij publici et testium subscriptorum presencia personaliter 
constitutus honorabilis vir Walterus Scot, miles, dominus de Kirkurd, sedens pro 
tribunali et judice in sua curia principali de Branxhelm, requisitus et rogatus per 
honorabilem virum Dauid Scot de Ekfurd exponere et declarare veritatem, si ipse 
Walterus, miles predictus, dedit saisinam quondam Johanni de Sancto Michaele, 
filio quondam Johannis de Sancto Michaele domini de Qwitchester, de terris de 
Qwitchester, cum pertinenciis, sic quod talis declaracio seu exposicio facta per ipsum 
in plana curia, ipso scilicet domino Waltero sedente pro tribunali et judice in sua 
plena et plana curia, dabit et exhibebit fidem et testimonium audientibus in futu- 
rum de hujusmodi sasina et possessione sicut sibi ipsimet presenti et superstiti : qui 



56 THE BUCCLEUCE MUNIMENTS. [1456. 

juratus dixit quod habuit in mandate a domino Jacobo de Douglas, milite, quondam 
comite de Douglas per litteras precepti sui suo sigillo sigillatas ad dandum et 
deliberandum saisinam dicto Jobanni, et quod accessit ad villam de Qwitchester et 
dedit saisinam, statum et possessionem hereditariam dicto Jobanni de Sancto 
Micbaeli, filio quondam Johannis de Sancto Michaeli domini de Qwitchester, 
de omnibus et singulis terris de Qwitchester cum pertinenciis, per tradicionem 
terre, lapidis et ligni, prout moris est, saluo jure cuiuslibet, secundum tenorem 
precepti hi littera michi directi et presentati, saluo jure cuiuslibet, et ad maiorem 
certitudinem et verificacionem eiusdem huic presenti instrumento sigillum ipsius 
dictus dominus Walterus iussit in prima cauda apponi, et post hec honorabilis 
vir WiUelmus Turnbule de Mynto, magno sacramento interueniente, juratus, dixit 
quod ipse in propria persona recepit in mandatis a dicto domino Jacobo de 
Douglas ad presentandum dictum preceptum seu litteram saisine dicto domino 
Waltero Scot, et illud sibi presentauit, ad cuius verificacionem huic publico instru- 
mento sigillum suum jussit apponi ; preterea nobiles viri, videlicet, Johannes Jar- 
dyn domhius de Appilgarth, Walterus Scot de Fenwyk, Symon de Routluge de 
Hawik, Alexander Scot, Walterus Jakson, Eobertus Buleman, cum multis aliis 
testibus, magno sacramento interueniente, jurati, dicunt quod personaliter inter- 
fuerunt presentes quum dicta saisina fuerat collata, et earn viderunt, et verba ibidem 
prolata audiuerunt, et in testimonium eiusdem capti fuerunt, in quorum testi- 
monium sigilla eorum dicti Johannes Jardyn, Walterus Scot et Symon de Rout- 
luge huic publico instrumento jusserunt apponi ; de et super quibus omnibus et 
singulis dictus Dauid Scot sibi fieri pecijt publicum, instrumentum seu pmblica 
instrumenta : Acta fuerunt hec apud capitale messuagium de Branxhelm, hora 
quasi decima ante meridiem, presentibus ibidem nobilibus et discretis viris, videlicet, 
Archbaldo de Douglas, milite, domino de Cauers ac vicecomite de Roxburgh, 
Archbaldo de Douglas filio dicti domini Archbaldi, Georgeo de Douglas, Ste- 
phano Scot de Murhous, Roberto de Chesholm de eodem, Willelmo de Dalgles, 
Jacobo Turnbule de Hormshole, Thoma de Blar, Johanne Walch, Thoma de 
Lutherdale, burgensibus, Johanne de Cauerhyll de Breryzardis, Andrea Turnbule 
de Driden, Adam Turnbule de Calfshaw, Dauid Armstrang de Sourby, Archbaldo 
Armstrang, Thoma de Dalgles, et Willelmo de Dalgles, cum multis alijs testibus 
ad premissa vocatis specialiter et rogatis, anno, mense, die, loco, indiccione et 
pontificate supradictis. 

Et ego Patricius Moscrop presbyter Glasguensis diocesis, publicus auctoritate 
imperial! notarius [etc., in forma communi] 



1457.] THE BUCGLEVGH MUNIMENTS. 57 

60. Charter by King James the Second, confirming a Charter by Henry 
Douglas of Logtoun, Knight, to Robert Douglas and spouse, 
of Logtoune. 25th May 1457. 

Jacobus Dei gracia Rex Scotorum, omnibus probis hominibus tocius terre sue, 
clericis et laicis, salutem : Sciatis nos quamdam cartam dilecti nostri Henrici 
Douglas de Logtoune, militis, factam et concessam dilectis nostris Roberto de 
Douglas filio et apparenti heredi dicti Henrici et Elizabeth spouse ipsius Roberti, 
de omnibus et singulis terris de Logtoune cum pertinenciis, iacentibus infra vice- 
comitatum nostrum de Edinburgh, de mandate nostro visam, lectam, inspectam et 
diligenter examinatam, sanam, integram, non rasam ... ad plenum intellexisse, 
sub hac forma : Omnibus hanc cartam visuris vel audituris, Henricus de Douglas de 
Logtoune, miles, salutem in Domino sempiternam : Noueritis me dedisse, conces- 
sisse et hac presenti carta mea confirmasse carissimo filio meo et apparenti heredi 
Roberto de Douglas, pro suis benemeritis michi multipliciter inqiensis, omnes et 
singulas terras meas de Logtoune cum pertinenciis, iacentes infra vicecomitatum de 
Edinburgh: Tenendas et habendas . . . prefato Roberto de Douglas et Elizabeth 
sponse sue . . . et heredibus suis inter rpsos legittime procreatis seu procreandis ; 
quibus forte deficientibus, veris legittimis et propinquioribus heredibus et assignatis 
meis quibuscumque, a me, heredibus meis et assignatis de domino nostro rege et 
heredibus suis in feodo et hereditate imperpetuum . . . Reddendo hide annuatim 
dicti Robertus et Elizabeth . . . domino nostro regi et heredibus suis vnum dena- 
rium argenti in festo penthecostes, super solum dictarum terrarum in nomhie albe 
firme, si petatur tantum . . . saluo et reseruato tamen racionabili tercia parte 
omnium dictarum terrarum cum pertinenciis vxori mee que pro tempore fuerit, dum 
contigerit, post decessum meum : Et ego vero predictus Henricus de Douglas, heredes 
mei et assignati, omnes et singulas prenominatas terras de Logtoune . . . prefatis 
Roberto de Douglas et Elizabeth sponse sue . . . warantizabimus. ... In cuius 
rei testimonium sigillum meum presenti carte mee est appensum, apud Edinburgh 
vicesimo quinto die mensis Octobris anno Domini millesimo quadringentesimo 
quincpiagesimo sexto ; hiis testibus, videlicet, nobilibus dominis et honorabilibus 
viris, Thoma domino Erskin, Patricio domino le Grahame, Alexandra Inglis de 
Tarvate, Archibaldo Stewart, Alexandra le Grahame, Alexandra de Douglas, fratre 
meo, et Willelmo de Striueline, cum multis aliis : Quam quidem cartam ac dona- 
cionem et concessionem in eadem conteutas in omnibus suis punctis et articulis 
confirmamus, saluis nobis, heredibus et successoribus nostris, iuribus et seruiciis 

II 



•58 THE .BUCCLEUGH MUNIMENTS. [ 1459 - 

nostris ante dictam confirmacionem nobis debitis et consuetis : In cuius rei testi- 
monium presenti carte nostre confirmacionis magnum sigillum nostrum apponi 
precepimus ■ testibus, reuerendo in Christo patre Georgeo episcopo Brechinensi, 
cancellario nostro, dilectis consanguineis nostris, Patricio domino le Glammys, 
Andrea domino le Gray, Eoberto domino Boide, Jacobo de Levingstoune de 
Calentare magno camerario nostro, et Willelmo de Morauia de Tulibardin, apud 
Edinburgh, vicesimo quinto die mensis Maij anno Domini millesimo quadringen- 
tesimo quinquagesimo septimo, et regni nostri vicesimo primo. 

61. Instrument on King James the Second granting in pledge, to William 
OP Douglas of Drumlangiyg, his lands in the barony of Hawick. 
20th July 1459. 

In Dei nomine amen : Per hoc presens publicum instrumentum cunctis pateat 
euidenter quod anno incarnacionis Dominice millesimo quadringentesimo quinqua- 
gesimo nono, die vero mensis Julii vicesimo, indiccione septima, pontificatus sanc- 
tissimi in Christo patris et domiiii nostri, domini Pii diuina prouidencia pape 
secundi anno primo, in excellentissimi principis supremique domini nostri, 
domini Jacobi secundi Dei gratia Scotorum regis illustrissimi, meique notarii 
publici et testium subscriptorum presencia personaliter constitutes honorabilis vir, 
Willelmus de Douglas de Drumlangryg, terras suas jacentes in baronia de Hawike, 
infra vicecomitatum de Roxburghe cum pertinenciis, ad manus regis certis de causis 
alias recognitas, sibi ad plegium dari et dimitti peciit, offerendo se pro dictis suis 
terris quod de iure et regni consuetudine facere incumbebat facturum : Quo petito, 
dictus dominus noster rex ipsas terras dicto Willelmo ante dictam recognicionem 
hereditarie pertinentes, alias ut premittitur recognitas, ad plegium dimisit et relax- 
auit ; super quibus, etc. : Acta fuerunt hec in camera regia, infra monasterium 
Fratrum Predicatorum de Perthe, hora quarta vel eocirca post meridiem, anno, 
die, mense, indiccione et pontificatu quibus supra; Presentibus reuerendo in 
Christo patre, Georgio episcopo Brechinensi, regni Scotie cancellario, nobilibus et 
potentibus dominis Geoi-gio domino de Gordoun, Andrea domino Avendalie, 
Patricio domino le Grahame, Johanne Skrymgeoure, constabulario de Dunde, 
Symone de Glendynvvyne de eodem, et Alexandra Hume de Dunglas, militibus, 
testibus, cum multis aliis ad premissa vocatis specialiter et rogatis. 

Et ego Johannes de Atheray, presbyter Dunblanensis diocesis, publicus 
auctoritate imperiali notarius [etc., in forma communi.~\ 



62. Reversion by Stephen Scott of Muirhouse to Robert Mure of Row- 
allan in regard to Dridane, etc. 5 th March 1462. 

Vniuersis et singulis ad quorum noticias presentes litere peruenerint, Stefanus 
Scot de Murelious, salutem in Domino : Noueritis quod quamuis honorabilis vir, 
Robertas Mure de Rowallane, michi vendiderit et per cartam suam alienauerit 
omnes et singulas terras suas de Dridane, Colmanside, et Vuer Harvvod cum per- 
tinenciis, jacentes in baronia de Hawic infra vicecomitatum de Roxburghe, prout 
in carta sua michi desuper confecta plenius continetur, volo tamen et concedo, ac 
me, heredes meos, executores et assignatos bona fide obligo dicto Roberto, heredibus 
suis, executoribus et assignatis, ad resignandum, sursum reddendum, ac pro me, 
heredibus meis et assignatis, quittum clamandum et libere deliberandum dicto 
Roberto, heredibus suis et assignatis, omnes et singulas predictas terras de Dridane, 
Colmanside et Vuer Harwod, cum pertinenciis, vnacum carta, sasina et euidenciis 
michi desu23er confectis, quam cito et quandocunque contigerit prefatum Robertum, 
suos heredes vel assignatos persoluere michi, heredibus meis vel assignatis, vno die 
inter solis ortum et eiusdem occasum, simul et semel, summam ducentarum marca- 
rum bone et vsualis monete Scocie, in ecclesia parochiali beati Egidii de Edinburgh, 
suj3er altare beati Andree appostoli fundatum in ecclesia eiusdem, sine fraude 
vel dolo aliquali, ita quod, facta solucione prefate summe ducentarum mercarum, 
nee ego prefatus Stefanus, heredes mei aut assignati, nee aliquis alius nomine nostro, 
aliquod ius vel clameum, proprietatem vel possessionem in vel ad predictas terras 
cum pertinenciis, vel aliquam partem earundem, exigere, aut vendicare poterovel po- 
terint in futurum, set ab omni iuris titulo, tarn petitorio, quam possessorio dictarum 
terrarum cum pertinenciis sim et sint exclusus et exclusi imperpetuum penitus et 
omnino, omni fraude et dolo semotis : Insuper, si contingat, quod absit, me prefatum 
Stefanum, heredes meos vel assignatos, fraudulenter absentare a recepitione dicte 
summe, si fuero aut fuerint per predictum Robertum heredes suos vel assignatos 
personaliter premuniti, . . . licitum erit dicto Roberto, heredibus suis et assigna- 
tis, liberum habere regressum in et ad omnes et singulas predictas terras suas de 
Dridane, Colmanside et Vuer Harwod, cum pertinenciis, sine licencia mei, heredum 
meorum vel assignatorum, et sine aliquo processu iuris, dicta summa nichilhominus 
in custodia ad proficuum mei et heredum meorum deposita et custodita, omni 
fraude et dolo semotis : In cuius rei testimonium presentibus sigillum meum est 
appensum, apud Edinburgh, quinto die mensis March anno Domini millesimo 
quadringentesimo se.xagesimo secundo. 



60 THE BUCCLEUCH MUNIMENTS. [1463. 



63. Resignation by Walter Scott of Kirkurd, Knight, and David, his 
son, of the lands of Branxehn, etc. 5th December 1463. 

In Dei nomine amen : Per hoc presens publicum instrumentum cunctis pateat 
manifeste quod anno ab Incarnacione eiusdem millesimo quadringentesimo sexa- 
gesimo tercio, indiccione duodecima, ac mensis Decembris die quinta, pontificatus 
sanctissimi in Christo patris ac domini, nostri domini Pii diuina prouidencia pape 
secundi anno sexto, in mej notarij publicj, et testium subscriptorum presencia per- 
sonaliter constituti honorabiles viri dominus Walterus Scot de Kirkurde, miles, et 
Dauid Scot firms et heres apparens dicti Walteri accesserunt personaliter ad pre- 
senciam excellentissimi principis ac domini nostri metuendissimi domini Jacobi 
tercii Scotorum regis illustrissimi, et ibidem dictus dominus Walterus omnes et sin- 
gulas terras suas de Branxelme cum pertinenciis, jacentes in baronia cle Hawic infra 
vicecomitatum de Roxburghe, necnon sex libratas terrarum de Langtoune, terras 
de Lempatlaw, terras de Elrig, Rankilburne, et terras baronie de Kirkurde cum 
pertinenciis, iacentes infra vicecomitatum de Peblis, in manibus dicti suppremi 
domini nostri regis . . . resignaait ; et similiter dictus Dauid Scot omnes et singulas 
terras suas baronie de Ekfurde et terras de Quhitchestir cum pertinenciis, jacentes 
infra dictum vicecomitatum de Roxburghe, in manibus eiusdem suppremi domini 
nostri regis . . . resignauit : Quibus resignacionibus sic factis, idem suppremus 
dominus noster rex dictas terras de Branxelme, cum pertinenciis, vnam meram et 
liberam baroniam cum libertatibus ad baroniam spectantibus pro perpetuo creauit, 
ac eciam omnes et singulas dictas terras de Branxelme, Langtoune, Lempatlaw, 
Elrig, Rankilburne, Ekfurde, Kirkurde et Quitchester, cum pertinenciis, in vnam 
meram et liberam baroniam, baroniam de Branxelme perpetuis futuris temporibus 
nuncupandam, vniuit, annexit et incorporauit ; et deinde dictus suppremus dominus 
noster rex omnes et singulas predictas terras dicte baronie de Branxelme dicto 
Dauid Scot et heredibus suis, secundum tenorem carte eiusdem suppremi domini 
nostri regis sibi desuper conficiende declit et deliberauit : Idem Dauid et heredes 
sui reddendo annuatim dicto suppremo domino nostro regi et successoribus suis de 
vigenti quatuor mercatis terrarum dicte baronie de Branxelme vnam rosam rubiam 
in festo beati Johannis Baptiste, apud capitale messuagium eiusdem, nomine albe 
firme tantum, et faciendo pro ceteris terris seruicia debita et consueta, libertate 
dicte noue baronie semper salua ; reseruato tamen libero tenemento omnium dicta- 
rum terrarum cum pertinenciis dicto domino Waltero Scot, militi, pro toto tempore 
vite sue, et racionabili tercia parte earundem Margarete spouse eiusdem Walteri 



1463.] THE BUGCLEUGH MUNIMENTS. 61 

cum contigerit . . . Acta erant liec in castro de Edynburgh, anno, die, mense, 
indiccione et pontificatu quibus supra ; presentibus ibidem, nobilibus et potentibus 
dominis, Andrea domino Avandale cancellario Scocie, Colino comite de Ergyle, 
Magistro Jacobo Lyndesay preposito de Lyncloudane, Magistro Arcliibaldo de 
Quhitlaw, archidiacono Morauiensi, Dauid de Creichtoune, Roberto Huntar et 
Johanne Eede, cum multis aliis testibus . . . 

Et ego Johannes Layng presbyter Sanctiandree diocesis, publicus auctoritate 
imperiali notarius [etc., in forma communi.] 



64. Charter of Confirmation by King James the Third to David Scott, 
son of Walter Scott of Kirkurd, Knight, erecting Branxholm into a 
barony. 7th December 1463. 

Jacobus Dei gracia Rex Scotorum, omnibus probis hominibus tocius terre sue, 
clericis et laicis, salutem : Sciatis nos pro fideli et laudabili seruicio quondam pro- 
genitori nostro et nobis nostra tenera in etate per dilectum militem nostrum 
Walterum Scot de Kirkurde et Dauid Scot filium eius et heredem apparentem 
tarn in rebellium nostrorum Jacobi de Douglas et fratrum suorum invasione quam 
expulsione, multipliciter impenso, dedisse, concessisse et hac presenti carta nostra 
confirnfasse predicto Dauid Scot, filio et heredi apparenti dicti "VValteri Scot, militis, 
totas et integras terras de Branxelme, cum pertinenciis, iacentes in baronia de 
Hawic infra vicecomitatum nostrum de Roxburghe : Quas terras de Branxehne 
vnam meram et liberam baroniam cum libertatibus ad baroniam spectantibus 
creauimus, et pro perpetuo creamus ten ore presentis carte ; necnon sex libratas 
terrarum de Langtoune, terras de Lempetlaw, terras de Elryg, Rankilburne et 
terras baronie de Kirkurde, cum pertinenciis, iacentes infra vicecomitatum nostrum 
de Peblis ; ac eciam terras baronie de Ekfurde et terras de Quhitchestir cum per- 
tinenciis, iacentes infra dictum vicecomitatum nostrum de Roxburghe : Quequidem 
terre de Branxelme per nos, vt premittitur, in liberam baroniam create, sex librate 
de Langtoune, terre de Lempetlaw, Elryg, Rankilburne, et Kirkurde cum per- 
tinenciis fuerunt dicti Walteri Scot, militis, patris dicti Dauid hereditarie, et que 
terre baronie de Ekfurde et Quhitchestir cum pertinenciis fuerunt dicti Dauid Scot 
hereditarie, et quas omnes predictas terras cum pertinenciis predicti Walterus et 
Dauid, non vi aut metu ducti, nee errore lapsi, sed suis meris et spontaneis volun- 
tatibus, in manus nostras apud Edinburgh, coram subscriptis testibus personaliter 



62 THE BUCCLEUCH MUNIMENTS. [HG3. 

et diuisim singulariter sursurn reddiderunt pureque simpliciter resignaverunt, ac 
totum jus et clameum -que in dictis terris cum pertinenciis habuerunt seu habere 
potuerunt pro se et heredibus suis omnino quittum clamaverunt imperpetuum : Quas 
terras de Branxelme, Langtoune, Lempatlaw, Elryg, Eankdbufne, Kirkurde, 
Ekfurde et Quitcliestir, cum pertinenciis, in vnam meram et liberam baroniam, 
baroniam de Branxelme perpetuis futuris temporibus nuncupandam, vniuimus, 
annexuimus et incorporauimus pro perpetuo per presentes : Tenendas et habendas 
omnes et singulas prenominatas terras baronie de Branxelme, Langtoune, Lem- 
patelaw, Elryg, Eankilburne, Ekfurde, et Quhitchestir cum pertinenciis in vnam 
meram et liberam baroniam, vt premittitur, baroniam de Branxelm nuncupan- 
dam, dicto Dauid et heredibus suis, de nobis, heredibus et successoribus nostris, in 
feodo et hereditate imperpetuum, per omnes rectas metas suas . . . Reddendo 
inde annuatim dictus Dauid et heredes sui nobis, heredibus et successori- 
bus nostris, de viginti quatuor marcatis terrarum dicte baronie de Branxelme 
vnam rosam rubeam in festo natiuitatis beati Johannis Baptiste, apud capitale 
messuagium eiusdem baronie nomine albe firme, si petatur tantum ; Et faciendo 
annuatim pro ceteris terris antedictis dictus Dauid et heredes sui, nobis et suc- 
cessoribus nostris, seruicia ante presentem infeodacionem debita et consueta, liber - 
tate tamen presentis noue baronie semper salua : Beseruato libero tenemento 
omnium dictarum terrarum cum pertinenciis dicto Waltero Scot, militj, pro toto 
tempore vite sue, et reseruata racionabili tercia parte earundem Mergarete sponse 
eiusdem Walteri cum contigerit : In cuius rei testimonium presenti carte nostre 
magnum sigillum nostrum apponi precipimus : Testibus, reuerendo in Christo 
patre Jacobo episcopo Sancti Andree, consanguineo nostro carissimo, dilectis con- 
sanguineis nostris, Andrea domino Avandale cancellario nostro, Colino comite de 
Ergile domino Cambell, venerabili in Christo patre Archibaldo abbate monasterii 
nostri Sancte Crucis de Edinburghe, Johanne domino Dernele, Willelmo domino 
Abirnethy, Willelmo domino Borthwic, Magistris Jacobo Lindissay preposito de 
Lincloudane, nostri secret! sigilli custode, et Archibaldo de Quhitelaw archidiacono 
Morauiensi, secretario nostro : Apud Edinburghe, septimo die mensis Decembris 
anno Domini millesimo quadringentesimo sexagesimo tercio, et regni nostri 
quarto. 1 

1 On the same date as the charter, King 13th December 1463, by John Gledstauis of 

James the Third granted a Precept for in- Wyndetounhall, as Sheriff of the county of 

fefting David Scot, the grantee, in the barony Roxburgh in that part, at Branxholm, as the 

of Branxholm ; and sasine was expede on the principal messuage of the barony. 



1463.] THE BUCCLEUCH MUNIMENTS. 63 



65. Discharge by King James the Third in favour of Walter Scott 
ofKirkurd. 27th January 1463. 

Jacobus Dei gracia rex Scotorum, vniuersis et singulis legiis et subditis nostris ad 
quorum noticias presentes litere peruenerint, salutem : Sciatis nos pro fideli et 
laudabili seruicio per dilectum militem nostrum, Walterum Scot de Kirkcurde, 
nobis impenso, et signanter in expulsione proditoris Jacobi de Douglas et com- 
plicium suorum, remisisse ac tenore presencium remisimus dicto Waltero de solu- 
cione quarumcumque pecuniarum summarum in quibus dictus Walterus officiariis 
nostris pro quibuscumque personis vsque in diem confeccionis presencium traxit 
se in plegiagium siue debitorem; de quibus quidem pecuniarum summis predictum 
Walterum et heredes suos pro perpetuo pro nobis et successoribus nostris exoner- 
auimus et quittum clamauimus ac exoneramus et quittum clamamus tenore presen- 
cium literarum : cpiare vniuersis et singulis officiariis nostris stricte precipienclo 
mandamus, ne quis dictum Walterum seu heredes suos ad solucionem quarum- 
cumque summarum predictarum, in quibus nobis seu ministris nostris traxit se in 
debitorem, compellet, aut pro eisdem terras aut possessiones suas namare quouis- 
modo presumet in futurum, sub omni pena que competere poterit in hac parte : 
Datum sub nostro secreto sigillo, apud Edinburgh, vicesimo septimo die mensis 
Januarii, anno Domini millesimo quadringentesimo sexagesimo tercio, et regni 
nostri quarto. 

66. Instrument as to the Reward to Robert Scott of Todschaw and others, 
for the capture of John of Douglas of Balvany. 18th March 1463. 

In Dei nomine amen : per hoc presens publicum instrumentum cunctis pateat 
euidenter quod anno ab Incarnacione eiusdem millesimo quadringentesimo sexa- 
gesimo tercio, indiccione duodecima, et mensis Marcii die decima octaua, ponti- 
ficatus sanctissimi in Christo patris et domini, nostri domini Pii diuina prouidencia 
pape secundi anno septimo, in mei notarii publici et testium subscriptorum 
presencia personaliter constitute persone subscripte, captores quondam proditoris, 
Johannis de Douglas olim do Baluany ; videlicet, Johannes Scot, Robertus Scot de 
Todschaw, Robertus de Gledstanys, Simon Scot, Andreas Turnebule, Stephanus 
Turnebule, Johannes Turnebule, Johannes Langlandis, Ricardus Turnebule, Thomas 
Scot, Adam de Dalglese, niger Walterus Scot, Adam Broune, Johannes de Mor- 
toun, Patricius Smyth, Johannes Walcar, Johannes Broune, Johannes Alane, et 



64 THE BUCGLEUCH MUNIMENTS. [1463. 

Philippus Jaksoun fatebantur inuicem coniunctim et singulariter, diuisim, ac ipsos 
et eorum quemlibet similiter, obligarunt bene et gratanter fore contentos de summa 
mille et ducentarum marcarum vsualis monete Scocie pro rnunere et retributione 
capcionis dicti proditoris, tarn pro qui[nqua]ginta marcis de pecunia, tarn de quin- 
quaginta marcatis terrarum in liereditate pro capcione eiusdem proditoris promissis 
et proclamatis ; de qua summa totali mille et ducentarum marcarum dicte persone 
fatebantur quinque centum marcas a suppremo domino nostra Eege pro retribu- 
cione predicta receptas, et restam dicte totalis summe, videlicet, se2)tem centum 
marcas nondum solutas eis persoluendas fieri ; quam summam integram et totalem 
mille et ducentarum marcarum receptam et recipiendam dicte persone vnanimi 
consensu desiderarunt, ordinarunt, et absque reuocacione dederunt et concesserunt 
distribucioni, diuisioni, et participacioni reuerendi in Christo patris et domini, 
domini Jacobi, Dei et apostolice sedis gracia episcopi Sancti Andree, ac aliorum 
consulum dicti suppremi domini nostri regis et aliarum personarum per eos ad 
lmiusmodi distribucionem faciendam, in consilium eligendarum, per eorum discre- 
ciones participandam, distribuendam et diuidendam fieri inter personas antedictas ; 
que eciam persone predicte vnanimi consensu absque reuocacione fidemediis 
obligarunt stare ad distribucionem, diuisionem et participacionem antedictas, et 
nuncquam illas contrauenire, ac quittancias dicto suppremo nostro regi post solu- 
cionem dicte reste septem centum marcarum soluendarum de totali summa predicta 
mille et ducentarum marcarum dare et deliberare, et illo casu quod dictus reuerendus 
in Christo pater dominus episcojxis Sancti Andree ac domini consules regii et 
persone per eos in consilium eligende non deliberant in distribucione predicta, 
dicte persone asseruerunt et declararunt ipsos et eorum quemlibet clameum 
eorundem tocius muneris et retribucionis dicti domini nostri regis promisse et 
proclamate pro capcione dicti traditoris, iuxta tenorem clamei desuper facti j>ro- 
sequi : Acta erant hec in cimiterio ecclesie parrocliialis beati Egidii de Edinburgh, 
bora quasi undecima ante meridiem, anno, die, mense, indiccione et pontificatu 
quibus supra ; presentibus ibidem nobilibus viris, dominis Waltero Scot de 
Kirkurde, Thoma de Cranstoune de eodem, militibus, Jolianne de Anysle de 
Dolfynstoune, Waltero Twedy, Dauid Turnebule, Herberto Twedy, et Willelmo 
Lindesay, cum multis aliis testibus ad premissa vocatis specialiter et rogatis. 

Et ego Johannes Tailliefere, Sancti Andree diocesis, publicus auctoritate 
imperiali notarius [etc., in forma communi.] 



1464.] THE BUCGLEUGE MUNIMENTS. 65 



67. Sasine in favour of William Douglas of Drumlangryg, of the lands of 
Kirktoun Maynis and Flekkis. 23d January 1464. 

In Dei nomine amen : Per hoc presens publicum instrumentum cunctis pateat 
euidenter quod anno Domini millesimo quadringentesimo sexagesimo quarto, 
indiccione decima tercia, ac mensis Januarii die vicesima tercia, pontificatus 
sanctissimi in Christo patris ac domini nostri, domini Pauli diuina proui- 
dencia pape secundi anno primo, in mei notarii publici et testium subscrip- 
torum presencia personaliter constitutus nobilis vir, Archibaldus de Douglas 
de Caueris vicecomes de Roxburgh, de mandate, vt asseruit, nobilium domi- 
norum Willelmi domini Abirnethy et Willelmi domini Borthwic, justiciario- 
rum suppremi domini nostri regis, accessit personaliter ad capitale messuagium 
terrarum vulgariter nuncupatarum Kirktoune Maynis et molendini earundem, et 
deinde ad capitale messuagium terrarum de Flekkis, jacentium in baronia de 
Hawyc infra vicecomitatum de Roxburgh, que terre cum molendino, cum perti- 
nenciis, nobilis vir Willelmus de Douglas de Drumlangryg in itinere justiciarie 
suppremi domini nostri regis tento apud Jedworth coram dictis dominis justiciariis, 
vicesimo secundo die dicti mensis Januarii anno predicto, per breue de morte 
antecessoris capelle regie ab Alexandro de Gledstanis legittime recuperauit vt in 
rotulamento curie desuper confecto plonius continetur : quiquidem Archibaldus 
vicecomes supradictus, sasinam actualem et hereditariam dictarum terrarum de 
Kirktoune Maynis ac molendini earundem cum pertinenciis, necnon dictarum 
terrarum de Flekkis cum pertinenciis, predicto Willelmo de Douglas per terre et 
lapidis exhibicionem hereditarie dedit, tradidit et deliberauit, qualem quondam 
dictus Willelmus de Douglas de Drumlangrig, miles, auus dicti Willelmi de Douglas 
habuit de eisdem terris et molendino predicto cum pertinenciis die qua fuit viuus 
et mortuus : De et super quibus, etc. ; et ad maioreni hujus rei euidenciam sigillum 
dicti Archibald] i de Douglas vicecomitis huic presenti instrumento est appensum : 
Acta erant hec apud capitale messuagium dictarum terrarum de Kirktoune Maynis 
et Flekkis, hora secunda post merediem vel eocirca, anno, die, mense, indiccione 
et pontificate superius annotatis ; presentibus ibidem honorabilibus viris, Wilelmo 
Hog, Thoma Turnebull de Pencryse, Simone Routelych, Jacobo Buky, Ricardo 
Hammyltoune, Alexandro Crechtoune, Roberto Mateland, Andrea Valance, Roberto 
Scot, et Archibaldo Zungare, cum multis aliis testibus . . . 

Et ego Alexander Scot, Sancti Andree diocesis, publicus autoritate imperiali 
notarius, premissis omnibus [etc., in forma communi.] 

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G6 THE BUCCLEUGH MUNIMENTS. [1465. 



68. Eeveesion by John Lindsay, younger of Cowantoun, to Sir Walter 
Scott of Kirkurd, Knight, and David, his son, of the lands of Kirkurd. 
28th June 1465. 

Till all and sindry quhais knanlage thir present lettres sal cum, John Lindesay 
son and apperand aire til John Lindesay of Cowantoun, greting in God : Wit ze 
that albeid nobill men, Schir Waltir Scot of Kirkurde, knicht, and Dauid Scot, his 
son and aire apperande, hafe gevin to me heritabilly, be chartir and sesing, al and 
sindry thair landis of Kirkurde witht thair pertinentis, liande in the scherefdome 
of Peblys, as thair chartir to me thairapone made mare fullely proportis, I will 
nevirtheles and grantis for me, myn aieris and assignais, ande in gude faith bindis 
and oblis me and thaim to the saidis Sir Walter and Dauid, and to the tother of 
thaim, thair aieris and assignais, that I, myne aieris nor assignais, nor nane vther 
in myn nor thair namis, sal nocht in na time to cum raise, lift, na vptak na malis 
nor profntis of the said landis of Kirkurde, nor poind nor distrenze thaim, nor na 
part of thaim, for ony payment thairof on to the time that Waltir Scot, son ande 
apperande are to the said Dauid Scot, cum to lauchfull aige of mariage to complete 
and fulfill the band and contract of matrimone betuix him and Katerin of Lynde- 
say, my sister ; and gif it hapnis, as God forbeid it do, the saidis Walter or Mar- 
garet to decess, quhar throw the said mariage may nocht be complete betuix thaim, 
ay and a quhilest ane vther son of the said Dauid cum to lauchful age of mariage 
to mary ane vther dochter of the said John Lindesay, my faderis, sa that the said 
mariage sal be completit and fulfillit betuix a son of the said Dauidis and a dochter 
of the said John Lindesay the faderis, ay and quhill thare is a son of the said 
Dauid or a dochter of the said John the faderis, as in the endentouris made betuix 
thaim thairapon mare fullely proportis ; of les than it happyn the said mariage to 
falze in the saidis Sir Walter and Dauidis defalt, or the said Dauidis sone or sones, 
efter their cummyn to lauchfull age of mariage : Attour, I binde and oblis me, be 
the faith of my body, myn aieris and assignais, to the saidis Schir Walter and 
Dauid, and to the tother of thaim, thair aieris, executouris and assignais, that gif 
it hapnis the said mariage to falze in thair defalt, that nochtwithstanding quhensa- 
euer it sal happin the saidis Schir Walter or Dauid, or the tother of thaim, thair 
aieris, executouris and assignais, to pay to me, the said John Lindesay the son, 
myn aieris or assignais, apoun a day betuix the son rising and the doune falling of 
that ilk, at anis and togidder, in the College Kirk of Lincloudane, vppoun the hee 
altar of the samyn, the soume of sex hundreth merkis of gude and vsuale mone of 



Scotlaiide, that I, myn aieris and assignais, sal resigne, vpgif, and purely and 
simpilly quitecleme, and frely gif oure to the saidis Schir Walter or Dauid, or to 
the tother of thaim, thair aieris or assignais, all and sindry the said landis of Kirk- 
urde with the pertinentis, togedder with charter, sesing, and euidentis to me thair- 
apon made ; swa that the payment of the said soume of sex lnmdreth merkis being 
made, I, na myn aieris nor assignais, nor nane vtheris in myn nor thair namis, 
may or sail clame ony richt, propirte, or possessioun in or to the said landis, or 
ony part of thaim ; bot fra al richt and titill of rycht, alswele petitor as possessour 
of the samyn landis with thair pertinentis, we be excludit al vtterly and for euer- 
mare, al fraude, gile, dissate, and male engine away put : and attour, I binde and 
oblis me, be the faith of my body, myn aieris, executouris and assignais, that I nor 
thai sal nocht in na time to cum absent me nor thaim fra the ressate of the said 
soume fraudefully, I being warnit to the ressate thairof vppon audit dais warning, 
at the tour and place of Cowanton ; the quhilk gif it hapnis me or thaim to do, I 
will that it sal be lefull to the saidis Schir Walter and Dauid, thair aieris and 
assignais, til haf ful regres in and to the said landis foroutyn ony processe of law, 
the said some being put in sekir kepin to the proffit of me and myn aieris : In 
witnes of the quhilk thing to thir present lettres I haf to hunging my sele, at Edin- 
burgh, the xxviij day of the moneth of Junii, the zere of oure Lord M.CCCC. sexty 
and fyve zeris. 

69. Gift by Archibald Earl of Angus to David Scott of Buccleuch, 
and his son Walter, of the Governorship of Hermitage Castle. 9th 
February 1469. 

Be it kend to all men be thir present lettres, vs, Archebald Erie of Angus and Lorde 
Dowglas, for to haue assignit, gevin and grantid, and be thir our lettres, gevis and 
grantis, and assignis vnto our welebelouede cousingis, Dauid Scot of the Bukcluch, 
and his sone and aperande ayre, Waltir Scot, the keping and gouernance of our 
Castell of the Ermitage for all the tennis of nyntene yheris next and togidder 
folowand eftir the Feste of Witsunday effcir the making of thir our lettres, and to 
the keping of our said Castell of Ermtage, we gefe, grantis and assignis vnto the 
said Dauid Scot, and to Waltir his sone, the landis quhilkis Wilyhame of Dowglas 
and his sone Archibald of Dowglas, schirafis, had for keping of the said Castell for 
xix zeris, as said is, withoute reuocacyoun or again calling : In witness of the 
quhilk thing we haf gevin our bodely ath, the evangel tuchit, and to the mare 



68 THE BUCCLEUCH MUNIMENTS. [1470. 



sikkernes we haue gert set our sele to thir oure present lettres, at Edinburgh, the 
ix day of the moneth of Februar, the yhere of God J m iiu° sexty and nyne yheris, 
befor thir witness, James Lorde Hamiltoun, Andro Ker of Sesffurde, John of 
Carmichale, Alexander Brus, and John Inglis, with diuers vtheris. 

70. Obligation by David Scott of Buccleuch to make his lands of Quhit^ 
Chester holden of William of Douglas of Drumlangrig. 5 th Novem- 
ber 1470. 

Be it kend til al men be thir present lettris, me Dauid Scot of the Bukcluch to 
be oblist, and be thir present lettris aud the faith in my body lelely and treuly 
bindis and oblisis me til a nobil and honorabil man, William of Douglas of Drum- 
langrig, in the soume of twa hundreth merkis of vsuale mone of Scotland, becaus 
of verray det, ande gif it sal happyn me or myn aieris, as God forbeit it do, to 
falze in myn or thair defaltis, and nocht to mak the landis of Quhitchester to be 
haldin of the said William and his aieris, as is contenit in the endentouris made 
betuix him and me thairapoun, to be pait to the said William, his aieris, execu- 
touris or assignais in the parroche kirk of Hawic, within the terme of a zere next 
eftir folowand that it be made knawin that I or myn aieris falzeis in the makin of 
the said landis of Quhitchester to be haldin of the said William and his aieris in 
myn or thair defaltis, and beis nocht tennandis til hym of the samyn, foroutyn ony 
langer delay, fraud or gile : to the payment of the quhilk soume of twa hundreth 
merkis wele and lelely to be made as said is, I bind and oblis me, myn aieris, exe- 
cutouris and assignais, landis, rentis, possessiouns and gudis, movabil and vnmova- 
bil, had and to be had, quharsaeuer thai may be fundin, to be tane, poyndit, 
distrenzeit, and at the will of the said William, his aieris, executouris, or assignais, 
for outyn the leve of ony juge of law, spirituale or temporale, to be away led and 
sauld, quhillis til him or thaim, alswele of costis, skathis, expensis, dampniagis 
and interessis, gif he or thai ony sustenis in defalt of payment of the said soume, 
in al or in part, as of the principal soume, ful assith and payment be made, na 
remede of law to be proponit in the contrare, all fraud and gile away put : In 
witnes of the quhilk thing to thir lettris I haue bunging my sele, at Edinburghe, 
the fift day of Nouember, the zere of our Lord M.CCCC and sevynty. 










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71. Obligation by William of Douglas of Dmmlangrig to David Scott 
of the Buckleuch, on the marriage of their children, James Douglas 
and Jonet Scott. 5th November 1470. 

Till all and sindry quhais knaulage thir present lettris sal to cum, William of 
Dowglas of Dramlangrig, greting in God : Wit ze that albeid a nobill and honor- 
abil man, Dauid Scot of the Bukcluch, is bundin and oblist to me, and his aieris, 
be his endentouris and lettris obligatour vndir his sele, in the soume of nyne 
hundreth merkis of vsuale mone of Scotlande, of the quhilk nyne hundreth merkis 
he is bundin to me and myn aieris in four hundreth merkis vsuale mone foresaid, 
gif it sal happin him or his aieris, as God forbeit it do, to falze in his or thair 
defaltis, and nocht to mak his landis of Quhitchester to be haldyn of me and myn 
aieris, and to becum tennand to me and thaim of the sammyn, as is contenit in the 
endentouris made betuix ws thairapoun : Nevirtheles, I bind and oblis me, be the 
faith of my body, and myn aieris, to the said Dauid and his aieris, that he or his 
aieris makand the said landis to be haldin of me or myn aieris, and beand ten- 
nandis to me and thaim of the sammyn, as is contenit in the said endentouris, I, 
myn aieris nor assignais, nor nane vthir in myn nor thair namis, sal nor may in 
ony time ask, raise nor clame ony mair of the said nyne hundreth merkis bot 
alanerly fyve hundir merkis for the mariage and tochir of James of Douglas, my 
sone and apperand are, wyth Jonet, the dochter of the. said Dauid, contenit in the 
said endentouris, of les than the said Dauid or his aieris falze and brek in thair 
defaltis, as said is : Of the quhilk four hundrethe merkis foresaid, and of al lettris 
and bandis made to me thairapoun, I, for me, myn aieris, executouris and assignais, 
now as than, and than as now, frely quiteclemis and dischargis the said Dauid, 
his aieris, executouris and assignais, for euermair, be thir presentis : Ande attour, 
gif it beis nindin that the said Dauid nor his aieris may nocht be tennandis to me 
or myn aieris of the said landis, but preiudice of his or ther heritage, the said 
Dauid and his aieris sal content and pay to me or myn aieris the some of sevin 
hundreth merkis contenit in his lettris obligatour made thairapoun, for the mariage 
of my said sone and appering are wyth his said dochter, like as is contenit in the 
sammyn lettris obligatour, nochtwithstanding the discharge foresaid, the said 
Dauid and his aieris altymis being dischargit of the lave : Ande attour, I promit, 
bindis and oblis me and myn aieris, that I or myn aieris, the said landis of Quhit- 
chester beand made to be haldin of me and thaim, sal ressaue the said Dauid, or 
his sone and appering are, tennand or tennandis to me and myn aieris of the 



7 THE B VCCLE UCH M UNI ME NTS. [1471. 

sammyn lanclis but ony impediment, and sal infeft the said Dauid, or his sone, 
heritabilly, be charter and sesing, in the sammyn, in the best wis ; and to the 
keping, obseruing and fulfilling of al and sindry the pointis and thingis abone 
writtin, in maner as said is, I bind and oblis me, be the faith of my body, myn 
aieris, executouris and assignais, landis, rentis, possessiouns and gudis, movabil 
and vnmovabill, had and to be had, quharesaeuer thai may be fundyn, to the said 
Dauid, his aieris, executouris and assignais, in the stratest and sekirrest fourme 
and stile of obligatioun, al fraude and gile away put, na remeid of law to be pro- 
ponit in the contrare : In witnes of the quhilk thing to thir present lettris I haue 
to hanging my sele, at Edinburghe, the fift day of Nouember, the zere of our Lord 
M.CCCC and sevynty. 

72. Contract of Marriage between David Scott, son of David Scott of 
the Buccleuch, and Jane of Douglas, sister of Archibald Earl of 
Angus. 24th February 1471. 

Thir indenturis maide at Edinburgh, the xxiiij dai of Februar, the zer of God 
j m iiu c LXXJ zeris, proportis, contenis and beris witnes that it is aj^ontid and accordit 
betuix ane honorable lorde, Archbald Erie of Angus and Lorde Douglas, Eleza- 
beth Countes of Angus, and James Lord Hamiltone, on the ta parte, and a wor- 
schipfull man, Dauid Scot of the Bukcluch, on the tother parte, in manner eftir 
folowand ; that is to say, that Dauid Scot, sone and aperand ayr vnto the said 
Dauid Scot, sail, God willand, mary and hafe to wife Jane of Douglas, sistyr to my 
lorde of Angus ; and gif it hapnys the said Dauid Scot for to discess, as God 
forbeid, befor the mariage be completyd, Robert Scot, the secund sone vnto the said 
Dauid Scot, sail mary and hafe to wife the forsaid Jane of Douglas ; and failzeand 
of the said Robert, Wilzam Scot, the thrid sone, sail hafe the said Jane of Douglas 
to wife ; and failzeand of the said Wilzam Scot, ilk sone eftir vther sail complete 
the said mariage ; and gif it hapnis the said Jane of Douglas for to discess or the 
mariag be complete, as God forbeid, the said Dauid sail mary Elezabeth of Douglas, 
sister to my Lord of Angus forsaid, and sa furth, ilk bruther to Dauid Scot, beand 
ayr to the said Dauid Scot, sail mary ane of my lordis sisteris vnto the tyme that 
the mariage be anys complet ; and the said Dauid Scot sail gif in junt fethtment 
vnto the said Dauid his sone, and to Jane of Douglas, the landis of Drifysdale with 
thair pertynens, for the quhilk the said Dauid Scot sail haf in tochir sex hunder 
merkis of vsuale mone of Scotland : of the quhilk sex hunder merkis the said 
Dauid Scot quiteclamys and dischargis twa hunder merkis vnto my Lord of Angus 



1471.] THE BUCCLEUCH MUNIMENTS. 71 



his moder, and to the Lord of Hamiltoun, and the four hunder merkis to he pait 
in maner eftir folowand ; that is to say, a hunder merkis to be pait incontynent 
and withoute delay, and at the feste of Witsunday next efter of thir lettres, fourty 
merkis, and at Martymes next thair efter, xl merkis, and sa furth ilke terme of 
Witsunday and Martymes xl merkis, ay and quhill the thre hunder merkis be pait, 
and the payment of the said iij° merkis to be raisit of the hale lordschip of Euisdale 
pertenyng to my Lord of Angus and to his moder, and of the thrid pertenyng to 
my Lord of Angus moder of the lordschip of Lidalisdale ; and gif that throw were 
of Inglismen the said Dauid Scot can nocht hafe the fermys of Lidalsdale and 
Eusdale at the termys of Witsunday and Martymes zerly, the forsaid Lord of Angus 
and his moder bindis and assignis thare landis of Jedworth Forest to be raisit be 
the said Dauid Scot, als fer as he wantis of Lidalsdale and Eusdale ; and atoure, 
the said Dauid Scot, and his sone Dauid sail hafe the balzery of Lidalsdale, Eus- 
dale, and [Eskd]ale, with the keping of the hous of the Ermtag, for all the termys 
of threttene zeris ; and to the keping of the said house thai sail hafe the landis 
lyand aboute the hous, quhilkis Wilzam of Douglas and his sone Archibald, scher- 
rafis, had for thair keping of the said hous : the forsaid Dauid and his sone Dauid 
bindis and oblisis thaim in manrent and seruice vnto the forsaid Lord Erie for all 
the tyme that other of thaim has the balzery of the lordschipis of Lidalsdale, Eus- 
dale and Eskdale, and the keping of the Ermtage ; and hi likewis my Lord of 
Angus sail haf fre ische and entre als oft as him likes in the Ermtag, and to mak 
resedence with mony or few als lang as plesis him, withoute ony obstakyll or de- 
mand ; and alsa the said Dauid Scot and his sone Dauid bindis and oblisis thaim 
that thai sail, at all thar power, withoute dissymelacyoun, mynister in the office of 
balzery to the avale and profet of my Lord of Angus, in settin of the landis, rais- 
ing of the malis, and all vther profitis, dewetis, and eschetis of justice ayris and 
courtis, and at all thridis of Inglismen, be raisit be the said Dauid and his sone, 
and the half thairof to be faithfully deliuerit and gevin to my Lord of Angus ; and 
in like wis the said Lord Erie bindis and oblisis him vnto the said Dauid Scot and 
his sone Dauid for to mantene, suple and defend thaim in all actyonis, causis and 
querelis lefull and honest, like as his lettreis of mantenans thairvpoun proportis : 
and gif it hapnis that the said Lord Erie brekis to the said Dauid Scot, or tyll his 
sone Dauid, sa that he sufferis thaim nocht for the termys ahuf writin for to 
browke and joyse the keping of the Ermtag, togider with thebalzeris of Lidalsdale, 
Eusdale, and Eskdale, the said Lord Erie bindis him, his landis and all his gudis 
quhatsumeuir, to be tane, pundit and said, ay and quhill the said Dauid Scot or 



72 THE BUCCLEUGH MUNIMENTS. [1472. 

his seme Dauicl be fullely content and pait of foure hunder merkis of vsuale mone 
of Scotland ; and in like wise, the said Lord Erie, his moder and the Lord Haniil- 
toun sail mak of nolt and schepe vnto the said Dauid Scottis sone, and Jane of 
Douglas, his spouse, a hunder merkis, and the said Dauid Scot sail gif thaim in 
mone and gudis a hunder merkis, and steding to thair gudis ; alsa the said Lord 
Erie bindis and oblissis him for to gif the balzery of Selkirk to the said Dauid 
alsoun as leve and fauoris may be optenyt of Wilzaru of Douglas, togider with the 
set of the said landis for all the dais of the said Dauidis life, he payand thairfor 
male and gersum as was in time bypast ; and gif consent can nocht be optenyt of 
Wilzaru of Douglas, eftir his desess the said Dauid Scot sail hafe the set and 
balzery, as said is, and the said Dauid sail gif tyll his sone and to Jane in junct 
fethment to the landis of Drifisdale, the hole felde or Stevinnis Rig in Lempatlaw : 
and at all thir condecyonis sail be kepit, to the parte remanand with Dauid Scot, 
the said Lord Erie and his moder has set to thair selis, dai, zer and place befor 
writin. James Lord Hamilton. 1 

73. Gift by Archibald Earl of Angus to David Scott of the Bukcluch, 
and his son David, of the Governorship of Hermitage Castle. 17th 
April 1472. 

Be it kend tyll all men be thir present lettres, vs, Archibald Erie of Angus and 
Lorde Douglas, for to hafe assignit, gevin and grantyd, and be thir our lettres 
gevis, grantis and assignis, vnto our wele belouet cousingis, Dauid Scot of the 
Bukcluch, and till his sone and aperand ayr, Dauid Scot, the keping and gouernans 
of our Castell of the Ermtag for all the termys of sevintene zeris next and togider 
folowand eftir the Feste of Witsunday next efter the makin of thir our lettres ; 
and to the keping of the said Castell of the Ermtage we gevis, grantis and assignis 

i Affixed to the original Contract are the mounted with a bend charged with three 

seals of the Earl of Angus, and of the Countess, buckles, for Steuart of Bonkil. On a surtout, a 

his mother, and also the signature of " James man's heart, and as a chief three mullets for 

Lord Hamilton." The seal of Lord Hamilton Douglas. The circumscription is — " S. Archi- 

has also been affixed, but it is now broken, baldi Dovglas Comit. Angvsie Dni. Dovgl." 

and only a very small fragment of it remains. The seal of the Countess of Angus is impaled 

The seal of the Earl of Angus is nearly entire. on the dexter side the same arms as the 

It bears quarterly, first, a lion rampant ; Earl's, and on the sinister a cross moline 

second, a lion rampant debruised with a rib- square pierced, the latter being her paternal 

bon for Abernethy ; third, three chevrons arms as Elizabeth, otherwise Isabel, Sibbald 

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vnto the said Dauid Scot and to Dauid his sone, the landis quhilkis Wilzam of 
Douglas and his sone Archibald of Douglas, schirafis, had for kepin of the said 
hous, for the termys of xvij zeris, as said is, without reuocacyoun or again calling : 
In witnes of the quhilk thing we hafe gevin our bodely ath, the ewangelis twchid, 
and to the mare sickernes we hafe gert set our sele to thir our present lettres, at 
Edinburgh, the xvij day of Aprile, the zer of God J m nu c LXXiJ yheris. 



74. Appointment by Archibald Earl of Angus of David Scott of the 
Bukcluch, and David his son, to be bailies of the lordships of Lid- 
desdale, Eusdale and Eskdale. 17th April 1472. 

Be it kend till all men be thir present lettres, vs, Archibald Erie of Angus and 
Lorde Douglas and of the regalyteis of Lidalsdale, Eusdale and Eskdale, for to 
haue made, constitute and ordanit, and be thir our lettres makis, constitutis and 
ordannis, our wele belouet cousingis, Dauid Scot of the Bukcluch, and Dauid Scot 
his sone and aperand ayr, coniuntly and seueraly, our balzeis of our lordschipis of 
Lidalsdale, Eusdale and Eskdale forsaid, for all the termys of sevintene zeris 
next and togider folowand the makin of thir present lettres ; gevand and grantand 
vnto the forsaid Dauid Scot and his sone Dauid forsaid, our full and playne power, 
autoritie, and speciale mandment our landis to set, our malis to rais, courtis to 
hald, trespassouris to ponys, ,our men tenandis and inhabitantis, befor quhat- 
sumeuer juge or jugis thae be attachit or arestid, for to borow, repleg, and to the 
fredom of our said lordschip hame bring ; ferm and stabill haldand, and for to hald 
all and quhatsumeueris our forsaid balzeis in our name, coniuntly or seueraly, 
dois, or lachfully ledis to be done, and as we war present in propir person : In 
witnes of the quhilk thing we haue gert put our sele to thir our present lettres, 
at Edinburgh, the xvij day of the moneth of Aprile, the yhere of God J m nu c LXXU 
zeris - Archibalde Erl of Angus. 



74 THE BUCCLEUQH MUNIMENTS. [1475. 

75. Resignation by John Lyndissay, son of John Lyndissay of Cowban- 
toune, to David Scot of Buklucht, of certain dowry lands of Kyrk- 
curde. 24th January 1475. 

In Dei nomine amen : Per hoc presens publicum instrumentum cunctis pateat 
euidenter quod anno incarnacionis Dominice millesimo quadringentesimo septua- 
gesimo quinto, die vero mensis January vigesimo quarto, indiccione nona, pontifi- 
catus sanctissimi in Christo patris et domini nostri, domini Sixti diuina prouidencia 
pape quarti, anno quinto, in mei notarij publici et testium subscriptorum presencia 
personaliter constitutus nobilis vir Johannes Lyndissay films et apparens heres 
Johannis Lyndissay de Cowbantoune, non vi ductus, nee errore lapsus, seu dolo aut 
fraude circumuentus, sed ex sua propria et spontanea voluntate, pure et simpliciter 
resignauit, ac per fustum et baculum sursum reddidit in manibus nobilis et egregii 
virj Dauid Scot de Bukclucht, tanquam in manibus domini superioris, omnes et 
singulas illas terras de Kyrkcurde cum pertinenciis, jacentes in baronia de Branx- 
hame, infra vicecomitatum de Tuedall, quas terras ipse Johannes habuit nomine 
dotis cum filia dicti Dauid pro certa summa i^ecunie sub litera reuersionis, que litera 
ostensa fuit et plenarie perlecta in presencia dicti Johannis et testium subscrip- 
torum : quo facto, ipse Johannes Lyndissay fatebatur se bene pagatum, plenarie et 
integre persolutum et bene contentum de dicta summa, et prefatum Dauid, heredes 
et assignatos suos pro ipso, heredibus et assignatis suis quiete clamauit imperpetuum 
de eadem, et firmiter j>romisit per manus sue extensionem quod nee ipse, nee aliqua 
media persona nomine suo in judicio aut extra, vmquam vexaret dictum Dauid aut 
heredes suos hi dictis terris, et quod quam citius potuerit sibi deliberaret cartas 
et omnia munimenta per ipsum habita de prefatis terris, omnibus dolo, fraude et 
mala ymachinacione seclusis et remotis : Super quibus omnibus et singulis prefatus 
Dauid Scot a me notario publico subscripto sibi fieri peciit publicum instru- 
mentum : Acta erant hec infra oppidum de Edynburght, in ecclesia beati Egidij 
eiusdem, in insula nigre crucis, sub anno, die, mense, indiccione et pontificatu quibus 
supra ; presentibus ibidem prouidis et discretis viris, videlicet, Andrea Ker de 
Gesfurd, Magistro Jhoanne Lutherdale, mecum notario in predictis, Thoma Ler- 
mond, Waltero Gledstanys, Johanne Scot et Willelmo Scot, testibus ad premissa 
vocatis pariter et rogatis. 

Et ego Johannes Lokhart clericus Glasguensis diocesis, publicus apostolica et 
imperiali autoritatibus notarius, quia [etc., in forma communi] 



1479.] THE BUCGLEUGH MUNIMENTS. 75 

7G. Discharge by Eobert Mure of Rowalane in favour of Robert Scot of 
Dogehauch. 7th October 1477. 

Be it kend till all men be thir present lettris, me, Robert Mur of Rowalane, to 
liaue ressauit and fullely to haf had be the handis of a worthi man, Robert Scot of 
Dogehauch, ful contentacioun, satisfaccioun, payment, and assithing, of the sownie 
of audit pundis and tuelf schillingis of vsual mone of Scotland, in part of payment 
of a mar sowme of fourty merkis quhilk the said Robert is awand to me be his 
lettris of reuersioun maid to me thairapoun, quhilk sowme of fourty merkis he is 
rest awand to me of a mar sowme of ane hundredth merkis ekit apon a new 
reuersioun maid apoun the landis of Drydane, Herwod, and Comansid, be him to 
me ; of the quhilk forsuth sowme of audit pundis and tuelf schillingis I grant and 
haldis me wele content, fullely assithit, and thankfully pait, ande the said Robert 
his airis, executouris and assignais, for me, myn airis, executouris and assig- 
nais thairof, I quytcleme and dischargis, now and for euermar, be thir present 
lettris, but fraud or gile : In witnes of the quhilk thing, because I had na sele of 
myn awin present, I haf procurit witht instance the sele of a worschipful man, 
John of Carnis, burges of Edmburghe, for me to thir present lettris to be to put, 
befor thir witnes, Johne of Mur, Wat Hage, Gilbert Androsoune, and Thomas of 
Haliburtone, at Edinburghe, the vij daye of October, the zer of our Lord J m nu c 
seventy and sevin zeris. 



77. Resignation by Robert Turnbuxl of Bradelee, to "William of Douglas 
of Drumlangrig, of the lands of Bradelee. 30th September 1479. 

Nobili et potenti domino Willelmo de Douglas de Drumlangrig et baronie de 
Hawik, suus seruitor, Robertus Turnbule de Bradelee, reuerencias omnimodas et 
honores : Ad sursum reddendum, deliberandum, et in manibus vestris a me, heredibus 
meis et assignatis pro perpetuo pure et simpliciter resignandum omnes et singulas 
terras meas de Bradelee cum pertinenciis, extendentes annuatim ad quinque mar- 
catas antiqui extentus, jacentes in baronia vestra de Hawik infra vicecomitatum de 
Roxburghe, quas terras de vobis teneo in capite, prouidos viros, Archibaldum de 
Douglas, Johannem Ker, et Johannem Doddis, ac eorum quemlibet coniunctim et 
diuisim, meos veros, legittimos, indiibitatos et irreuocabiles procuratores ac nuncios 
speciales facio, constituo et ordino irrevocabiliter tenore presencium litterarum : 
Ratum et gratum habens et habitants pro me, heredibus meis et assignatis irreuo- 



76 



THE BUCCLEUCH MUNIMENTS. 



[1481. 



cabiliter pro perpetuo, totum et quicquid dicti mei procuratores vel eomm aliquis 
coniunctim seu diuisim nomine meo in premissis duxerint vel duxerit faciendum : 
quas eciam dictas terras de Bradelee cum pertinenciis, ego dictus Robertas, non vi 
aut metu ductus, nee errore lapsus, set mea mera, libera et spontanea voluntate in 
manibus vestris, tanquam in manibus domini superioris earundem, sursum reddo, 
ac pure, simpliciter et irrevo cabiliter resigno per presentes, ita quod, facta dicta 
resignacione, nee ego, nee heredes mei nee assignati, nee aliquis alius nomine nostro, 
aliquod jus vel juris clameum in vel ad dictas terras cum pertinenciis exigere aut 
vendicare potero vel poterint in futurum : In cuius rei testimonium presentibus 
sigillum meum est appensum, apud Bradlee, vltimo die mensis Septembris anno 
Domini millesimo quadringentesimo septuagesimo nono. 



78. Obligation by James Newton of Dawcofe, in favour of Robert Scott 
of Stirkshaw. 6th April 1481. 

Be it kend to al. men be tbir j>resent lettres, me, James Newtoun of Dawcofe, to 
be bundyn and oblist, and be thir present lettres, and the fath in my body, bindis 
and oblisis me to ane worthi mane, Robert Scot of Stirkschaw, in maner and forme 
as efter folowis ; that is, forsamekil as I have selde and analyt heretabily to the 
said Robert Scot my sex markis worth of lande of Bundray, with the pertinentis 
Hand in the barony of Chawmerlanewtoun, within the scherefdome of Roxburgh, 
for ane certane sowme of money, pait to me be the saide Robert in numeryt money, 
as in my chartir maide to hyme therapone is mar fully contenyt, tharfor I binde 
and obliss me, myn aieris and assignais, be the fath in my body, to the said 
Robert, his aieris, and assignais, that I, myne aieris nor assignais, sal neuer vex, 
inquiet nor distruble the said Robert, his aieris nor assignais, in the brewkyne 
and josing of the said sex markis worth of landis, nor sail clame, folow, nor persew 
the saidis sex markis worth of landis, with the pertinentis, fra the saide Robert 
Scot, his aieris nor assignais, be me, myn aieris or assignais, nor be na vthir j)er- 
sone or personys in our name, in jugsment nor without jugsment : and geve 
it sail happyne me, myn aieris or assignais, or ony vther persone or personys, in 
myn or thar namys, to folow, clame, or persew the said sex markis worth of land, 
with the pertinentis, fra the said Robert Scot, his aieris or assignais, in jugsment 
or without jugsment, I binde and oblis me, myn aieris, executoris, and assignais, 
to the said Robert Scot, his aieris and assignais, in the sowme of thre hundreth 
markis of vsuale money of Scotland, the quhilkis I grant me to haue resavit 



1482.] THE BUCGLEUCH MUNIMENTS. 77 



fra the said Eobert Scot, in numeryt money, for the said sex markis worth of 
landis, with the pertinentis, to be pait to the said Eobert Scot, his aieris and 
assignais, at anys and togiddir, in a sowme apone a day betuix the rising of the 
sone and downpassing of that ilk, or euer I, myn aieris or assignais, or ony vtheris 
in myn or thair namys, be herde in jugsment or without jugsment, anentis the 
said sex markis worth of landis of Bundraw, with the pertinentis, but ony delay, 
cauillacione, or fraude : to the payment of the quhilk sowme of thre hundreth 
merkis to be maide, as saide is, I binde and oblis me, myn aieris, executoris, and 
assignais, myn and theris landis, rentis, possessiounis and guidis, moveabile and 
vnmoveabile, present and to be hade, to the said Eobert Scot, his aieris, executoris, 
and assignais, in the mast strat forme and stile of obligacione, na remecle of law, 
canone nor ciuile, to be proponit in the contrar, all fraude, gile and dissait removit. 
In witnes of the quhilk thing to thir present lettres I have hungyne my seil, at 
Dawcof, the sext day of the moneth of Aprile, in the zer of Gode ane thowsande 
four hundreth achti and ane zer, befor thir witnes, Johne Watsone, Williame 
Neiuen, Johnne Jardane. 



79. Eesignation by Thomas Aemstrang of the lands of Mangertone. 
2d November 1482. 

Vniuersis pateat per presentes me Thomam Armgstrang de Mangertone fecisse, 
constituisse et ordinasse, necnon per presentes facere, constituere et ordinare 
prouidos et discretos viros Johannem Scot, Dauid Fresell, Gilbertum Geddes et 
Georgium Inglis, meos veros, legitimos et indubitatos procuratores, actores, factores, 
negociorum meorum gestores et nuncios speciales, dantem et concedentem jjredictis 
meis procuratoribus et eorum cuilibet in solidum coniunctim et diuisim meam 
plenariam potestatem et speciale mandatum pro me et nomine meo ad sursum 
reddendum pureque simpliciter resignandum per fustem et baculurn, ut moris 
est, omnes et singulas terras meas de Mangertone cum pertinenciis, iacentes infra 
territorium et dominium de Liddalisdale, in manibus nobilis et potentis domini 
Archibaldi comitis Angusie domini de Dowglas, Jedworth Forest, et Liddalisdale, 
tanquam domini mei superioris predictarum terrarum, in fauorem honorabilis viri 
Dauid Scot de Branxhelme, vnacum omni jure, clameo, proprietate et possessione 
quibus predicte terre de Mangertone cum pertinenciis michi et heredibus meis 
pertinent seu pertinere poterunt quomodolibet in futurum ; ita quod post resigna- 
cionem et sursum redditionem predictarum terrarum, sic vt premittitur, fiendam, 



78 THE BUCGLEUCH MUNIMENTS. [1482. 

nee ego nee heredes mei nee assignati nee aliquis alms nomine nostro aliquod jus, 
clameum, proprietatem uel possessionem in seu ad predictas terras de Mangertone 
cum pertinenciis aliqualiter vindicare potero seu poterunt in futurum, sed ab omni 
juris titulo tarn petitorio quam possessorio predictarum terrarum cum pertinenciis 
sim et sint exclusus et exclusi penitus et omnino imperpetuum ; et generaliter 
omnia alia et singula faciendum, gerendum et exercendum que ad officium huiusmodi 
procuratorum de jure uel consuetudine dinoscuntur pertinere, et que egomet 
facerem seu facere possem si presens personaliter interessem ; ratum et gratum 
habentem et habiturum totum et quicquid predicti mei procuratores seu eorum 
aliquis coniunctim et diuisim nomine meo in premissis duxerint seu duxerit 
faciendum, sub hypotheca et obligacione omnium bonorum meorum presencium 
et futurorum : In cuius rei testimonium sigillum meum presentibus est appensum, 
apud Branxbelme, secundo die mensis Nouembris anno Domini millesimo quadrin- 
gentesimo octogesimo secundo ; hiis testibus, Roberto Scot, Ada Scot, domino 
AVillelmo Scot rectore de Sowdone, domino Symone Heslihop capellano. 



80. Retotjr of Elizabeth Cunynghame as heiress of lier father, George 
Cunyngbame of Beltone, in the lands of Appiltrehall, etc. 5 th 
November 1482. 

Inquisicio capta coram vicecomite de Roxburgh, apud burgum de Jedworth, 
quinto die mensis Nouembris, anno Domini millesimo quadringentesimo octogesimo 
secundo, per hos subscriptos, videlicet, Robertum Ruthirfurd de Chatto, Georgium 
Dowglas de Bunjedworth, Walterum Turnbull de Gargunno, Johannem Anisle de 
Dolphinstone, Thomam Ruthirfurd, Jacobum Dowglas, Patricium Dowglas, Thomam 
Newlandis, Dauid Dowglas, Willelmum Turnbull, Johannem Walch, Ricardum 
Anisle, Johannem Grirnyslaw, Johannem Ormstone et Dauid Anisle : Qui iurati, in 
virtute sui juramenti dicunt quod quondam Georgius Cunynghame de Beltone, 
pater Elizabeth Cunynghame latricis presencium, obiit vltimo vestitus et sasitus vt 
de feodo ad pacem et fidem domini nostri regis de omnibus et singulis terris de 
Appiltrehall cum pertinenciis, et de orientali parte terrarum de Hassindene in 
baronia de Hassindene infra vicecomitatum [de] Roxburgh ; et quod dicta Eliza- 
beth Cunynghame est legitima et propinquior heres eiusdem Georgij patris sui de 
dictis terris cum pertinenciis ; et quod est legitime etatis ; et quod dicte terre de 
Appiltrehall nunc sunt vaste et tempore pacis valuerunt quinque libras monete 
Scocie, et dicte terre de Hassindene nunc sunt vaste et tempore pacis valuerunt 



1482.] THE BUCCLEUCH MUNIMENTS. 79 



decern libras dicte monete, et quod dicte terre de Appiltrehall tenentur in capite 
de domino nostro rege per wardam et releuium, faciendo inde annuatim tres sectas 
tantum ad tria placita capitalia in curia vicecomitis de Roxburgh ; et quod dicte terre 
de orientali parte de Hassindene tenentur in capite de domino de Kilmawris, 
barone de Hassmdene, per wardam et releuium, et quod dicte terre de Appiltrehall 
nunc existunt in manibus domini nostri regis tanquam domini superioris earundem ; 
et dicte terre de orientali parte de Hassindene nunc existunt in manibus domini 
de Kilmawris baronis de Hassindene tanquam domini superioris earundem, per 
mortem dicti quondam Georgij Cunynghame, et sic extiterunt a tempore obitus 
ipsius Georgij qui obiit post festum Pentecostes vltimo elapsum, in defectu vere 
heredis jus suum hucusque non prosequentis : In cuius rei testimonium sigilla 
quorundam qui dicte inquisicioni intererant, vnacum sigillo predictj vicecomitis, 
j>resentibus sunt appensa, anno, mense, die et loco supradictis. 

81. Charter by Archibald Earl of Angus to David Scott of Branxhelme 
of the lands of Mangertone. 12th November 1482. 

Omnibus hanc cartam visuris vel audituris, Archibaldus comes Angusie, dominus 
de Dowglas, Jedworth Forest et Liddalisdale, salutem in Domino senqhternam : 
Noueritis nos dedisse, concessisse et hac presenti carta nostra confirmasse, necnon 
dare, concedere et hac presenti carta nostra confirmare honorabili viro Dauid Scot 
de Branxhelme, pro suo seruitio nobis multipliciter impenso, onmes et singulas 
terras de Mangei'tone cum pertinenciis, iacentes infra territorium et dominium de 
Liddalisdale; que quidem terre cum pertinenciis fuerunt Thome Armgstrang heredi- 
tarie, et quas idem Thomas, non vi aut metu ductus nee errore lapsus, sed sua 
spontanea voluntate in manus nostras per suum procuratorem ad hoc specialiter con- 
stitutum, per fustem et baculum sursum reddidit, pureque simpliciter resignauit, 
omne jus, clameum, proprietatem et possessionem que et quas habuit seu habere 
poterit in seu ad dictas terras cum pertinenciis pro se et heredibus suis nobis 
quittum clamando : Tenendas et habendas omnes predictas terras de Mangertone 
cum pertinenciis prefato Dauid Scot, heredibus suis et suis ass'gnatis, de nobis et 
heredibus nostris in feodo et hereditate imperpetuum, per omnes rectas metas suas 
. . . sicut dictus Thomas Armgstrang et predecessores sui predictas terras cum 
pertinenciis ante huiusmodi resignacionem predictarum terrarum tenuit seu possedit, 
tenuerunt seu possederunt : Faciendo inde siue reddendo dictus Dauid Scot et 
heredes sui nobis et heredibus nostris seruicia de dictis terris debita et consueta 



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THE BUCGLEUGH MUNIMENTS. 



[148i 



tantum, pro omni alio onere, exaccione, seruicio seculari seu demanda que de pre- 
dicts terris cum pertinenciis per quoscunque juste exigi poterunt quomodolibet 
vel requiri : et nos predictus Archibaldus comes Angusie, dominus de Douglas, 
Jedworth Forest et Liddalisdale, et heredes nostri, omnes et singulas predictas 
terras de Maugertone cum pertinenciis predicto Dauid Scot, heredibus suis et suis 
assignatis, adeo libere in omnibus et per omnia vt premissum est, contra omnes 
mortales homines et feminas warantizabimus, acquitabimus et imperpetuum de- 
fendemus : In cuius rei testimonium sigillum nostrum huic presenti carte est 
appensum, apud Dowglas, duodecimo die mensis Nouembris anno Domini mil- 
lesimo quadringentesimo octogesimo secundo. 1 

82. Charter by Henry Wardlaw of Weltown, to John Turnbull, of the 
lands of Hardane. 20th November 1482. 

Omnibus banc cartam visuris uel audituris, Henricus Vardlaw de Weltown, 
salutem in Domino sempiternam : Noueritis me zelo dilectionis naturalis, et pro 
multiplicibus beneficiis miclii serjius temporibus retroactis gratanter impensis, libere 
dedisse, concessisse, et bac presenti carta mea confirmasse, necnon dare, concedere 
et hac presenti carta mea confirmare carissimo fratri meo germano Jobanni Turn- 
bull, filio quondam Walteri Turnbull de Hardane, totas et integras terras meas de 
Hardane cum pertinentiis, jacentes in baronia de Weltown, infra vicecomitatum 
de Rochisburgh : Tenendas et babendas totas et integras terras meas de Hardane 
cum pertinentiis dicto Jobanni, heredibus suis et assignatis, de me, heredibus meis 
et assignatis, in feodo et hereditate imperpetuum, per omnes rectas metas, . . . 
Reddendo inde amiuatim dictus Johannes, heredes sui et assignati michi, heredibus 
meis, successoribus et assignatis, vnum denarium argenti, nomine albe firme, apud 
capitale manerium de Weltown, in festo natalis Domini, si petatur tantum, pro 
omnibus aliis oneribus seruiciis, . . . que de dictis terris cum pertinentiis exigi 
poterunt in futurum quomodolibet uel requiri : Et ego vero predictus Henricus, 
heredes mei et successores, totas et integras terras prenominatas de Hardane cum 
pertinentiis dicto Johanni, heredibus suis et assignatis, in omnibus et per omnia, 
[forma] pariter et effectu ut superius est expressum, contra omnes homines mortales 
varantizabimus,acquietabimus,et imperpetuum defendemus : In cuius rei testimonium 
sigillum meum presenti carte est appensum, apud Kyrkcalde, vicesimo die mensis 

1 Following upon this Charter there is a John Gledstanis, and John Turnbull, to infeft 
Precept of the same date, addressed by the David Scot of Branxhelme in the lands of 
Earl to his bailies, Robert Scot, Walter Scot, Mangertone. 



1483.] THE BUCCLEUCH MUNIMENTS. 



Nouembris, anno Domini millesimo quadringentesimo octuagesimo secundo ; coram 
hiis testibus, videlicet, Gilberto Sraytht, Willelmo Morison et Alexandro Turn- 
bull, cum diuersis aliis. 

83. Charter by Robert Dowglas of Lochlevin, to his son Robert Dowglas, 
and spouse, of the barony of Logtoun. 18th August 1483. 

Omnibus hanc cartam visuris vel audituris, Robertus Dowglas de Lochlevin ac 
dominus baronie de Logtoun, salutem in Domino sempiternam : Noueritis me 
dedisse . . . dilectis meis Roberto Dowglas filio meo et heredi apparenti, et 
Elizabeth Balfoure sponse sue, ac eorum alteri diucius viuenti, omnes et singulas 
terras meas dicte mee baronie de Logton cum pertinenciis, iacentes infra vice- 
comitatum de Edynburghe, pro singulari fauore et filial! dilectione que erga 
ipsos Robertum et Elizabeth sponsam suam habeo et gero, excepta et reseruata 
michi et heredibus meis vna domo dictarum terrarum et vna perticata terre huic 
domui proxime et immediate adiacente : Tenendas et habendas . . . exceptis 
prius exceptis et reseruatis, prefatis Roberto Dowglas et Elizabeth, sponse sue, ac 
eorum diutius viuenti et heredibus masculis inter ipsos legittime procreatis seu 
procreandis ; quibus forte deficientibus, reuertendo michi et heredibus meis legit- 
timis quibuscunque, de me et heredibus meis, in feodo et hereditate imperpetuum : 
. . . Reddendo inde annuatini dicti Robertus Douglas et Elizabeth sponsa [sua] 
eorumque alter diucius viuens, et heredes sui masculi inter ipsos legitime procreati 
seu procreandi, michi et heredibus meis duos denarios legalis monete Scocie ad 
festum penthecostes super solum dictarum terrarum nomine albe firrne, si petantur 
tantum . . . Et ego vero dictus Robertus Dowglas et heredes mei omnes et 
singulas predictas terras huiusmodi baronie de Logtoun cum pertinenciis prefatis 
Roberto Dowglas et Elizabeth sponse sue, ac eorum alteri diutius viuenti, et 
heredibus masculis inter ipsos legittime procreatis seu procreandis . . . contra 
omnes mortales warantizabimus ... In cuius rei testimonium sigillum meum 
huic presenti carte mee est appensum, apud Edynburghe, decimo octauo die mensis 
Augusti anno Domini millesimo quadringentesimo octuagesimo tercio ; coram hiis 
testibus, Luvail de Bawlomy, Archibaldo Meldrum de Byns, Johanne Halkerstoun, 
notario publico, Dauid Scraling, Roberto Ferny et diuersis aliis. 1 

1 On the same date a Precept was granted barony of Lugton, and sasine was given to 

by Robert Douglas of Lochlevin to Thomas them on the same day, at the chief messuage 

Douglas, his brother, and others, his bailies, of the lands, 
to infeft the grantees in the charter in the 



82 THE BUCGLEUGH MUNIMENTS. [1484. 



84. Grant by the Subprior and Monks of Melrose, to David Scott of 
Branxholme, and Robert his son, of the bailiery of lands belonging 
to Melrose Abbey. 24th April 1484. 

Be it kend till al mene be thir present letteris, ws Lowrence Tuedy, supprior of 
Melros, James Cambell, Patric of Jedworth, Robert Cotis, Johne Riddale, Johne 
Diksone, Johne Carncross, Johne Cady, AVilliam Wat, Bernard Bell, Johne Medil- 
mest, Andro Hudsone, Robert Giky, Alexander Bovvstone, Johne Tempill, Johne 
Tuedy, William Forhouse, nionkis of the Abbay of Melros, to have mad, constitut 
and ordand, and be thir presentis letteres makis, constitutis and ordanys, in als 
fer as we may, honorabill mene, Dauid Scot of Branxhelme and Robert Scot his 
sone, coniunctly and seueraly balzeis of all and sindry our landis of Melrossland 
and of the landis of Etrik, Rodonow, Esdale, Ringwodfeld, and of the landis of Est 
Teividale, pertenyng to our said Abbay, and of all vthir landis of the quhilkis the 
said Dauid Scot was baize of befor, for all the dayes and termys of fyf zeris next 
and immediat efter the makyng of thir presentis : Geveand and grantand to the 
saidis balzeis and to ilk ane of thame, < oniunctly and seueraly, full power and 
speciale mandment the forsaidis landis to set with our consell and awis, malis and 
fermys of thame to the profit and vtilite of owr Abbay to inbryng, courtis to hald, 
ti-ansgressoris to punys, amerciamentis to vplyft and rais, the tenendis and inhabi- 
tantis of the said landis and thar gudis, befor quhatsumeuer jugis spirituale or 
temporale thai be attachyt or arestyt, to the courtis and fredome of our said 
Abbay to replege and reduce, cautionys and culrathis to leif and to fynd, and 
generaly all and sindry vthir thingis to led, excers and to do, the quhilkis to the 
office of sik balzeis of consuetud or law are knawyne to perten : ferme and stabill 
haldand and for till hald quhatsumeuer thingis the said balzeis or ony ane of 
thame, coniunctly or seueraly, in the forsaid thingis ledis to be done : and atour, 
we the forsaidis supprior and monkis bindis and oblis ws to the saidis Dauid 
Scot and Robert Scot, that quhat tyme it sail happyne ws to haf ane ourmane 
that hes power to mak balzeis with our consent, that we sail consent that the 
saidis Dauid and Robert haf a letter of balzery for the said fif zeris vnder the 
seill of our owrmane, and we sail caus that to be done in sa fer as we may, with- 
owt fraud or gile : In witnes of the quhilkis thingis, we the saidis supprior 
and monkis hes maid thir present letteres to the saidis Dauid and Robert, 
and subscryvit thame with our awyne handis at Melros, the xxiiij day of the 



1484.] THE BUCCLEUCH MUNIMENTS. S3 



moneth of Aprile, in the zeir of God a thowsand four hundretli achti and four 
zeris. 

Ego Laurencius Tuedy, supprior, manu propria. 

Et ego Patricius Jedworth ad idem. 

Et ego Johannes Medylinast ad idem. 

Et ego Johannes Carncros ad idem. 

Et ego Bernardus Bell ad idem. 

Ego Jhohannes Tempyl ad idem. 

Et ego Alexander Bostoun ad idem. 

Et ego Johannes Twede ad idem. 

Et ego Johannes Cade ad idem. 

Et ego Jacobus Campbell ad idem. 

Et ego Johannes Dikson ad idem. 



85. Charter by David Lord Lindsay of the Byres, to James Scott of 
Kirkurd, of the mains of Nether Newhall. 22d June 1484. 

Omnibus hanc cartam visuris uel audituris, Dauid dominus Lyndissay de Byris ac 
terrarum de Newhall, salutem : . . . Noueritis me dedisse, concessisse, vendidisse et 
titulo vendicionis alienasse, et hac presenti carta mea confirmasse . . . honor- 
abili viro Jacobo Scot de Kirkurd omnes et singulas terras meas dominicales 
Nethir terrarum mearum de Newhall cum pertinenciis, iacentes in baronia de 
Chawmerlane Newtoune, infra vicecomitatum de Roxburgh, pro certa summa pecunie 
michi per dictum Jacobum in mea necessitate pre manibus gratanter et integre 
persoluta . . . Tenendas et habendas omnes et singulas predictas terras meas 
dominicales Nethir terrarum mearum de Newhall cum pertinenciis suis dicto Jacobo 
Scot, heredibus suis et assignatis, de me, heredibus meis et assignatis in feodo et 
hereditate imperpetuum per omnes rectas metas . . . Reddendo hide annuatim 
dictus Jacobus Scot heredes sui et assignati michi, heredibus meis et assignatis, vnum 
denarium argenti vsualis monete Scocie in festo Penthicostis super solum dictarum 
terrarum nomine albe firme, si petatur tantum . . . Et ego vero dictus Dauid dom- 
inus Lindissay de Byris, heredes mei et assignati, omnes et singulas dictas terras 
dominicales Nethir terrarum mearum de Newhall cum pertinenciis dicto Jacobo Scot, 
heredibus suis et assignatis, adeo libere et quiete in omnibus et per omnia ut pre- 
dictum est, contra omnes mortales warantizabimus, acquietabimus et in perpetuum 
defendemus. In cuius rei testimonium presenti carte mee sigillum meum est 



84 THE BUCCLEUCH MUNIMENTS. [1484. 



appensum, coram hiis testibus, honorabilibus et prouidis viris Jacobo Forster 
de Craggis, Jacobo Durame, Thoma Grundestoun, Alexandro Cogiltone, Roberto 
Durame, domino Willelmo Thomsoun capellano, Willelmo Finnely et Johanne 
Walch notariis publicis, cum diuersis aliis, apud Edinburgh, vicesimo secundo die 
mensis Junij anno Domini millesimo quadringentesimo octuagesimo quarto. 

86. Charter by David Lord Lindsay of the Byres, to James Scott of 

Kirkurd, of the lands of Over Newhall. 19th October 1484. 

Omnibus hanc cartam visuris vel audituris, Dauid dominus Lyndesay de le 
Biris ac dominus baronie de le Chamerlane Newtone, salutem . . . Noueritis me 
dedisse, concessisse, vendidisse ac titulo vendicionis alienasse et hac presenti carta 
mea confirmasse . . . honorabili viro Jacobo Scot de Kirkurd totas et integras 
terras meas dominicales de Vuer Newhall, jacentes in dicta mea baronia de Cha- 
merlane Newtoun infra vicecomitatum de Roxburghe, pro quadam certa summa 
pecunie michi gratanter per dictum Jacobum pre manibus et integre persoluta 
in pecunia numerata . . . Tenendas et habendas totas et integras predictas terras 
dominicales de Vuer Newhall cum pertinenciis predicto Jacobo Scot, heredibus suis 
et assignatis, de me et heredibus meis in feodo et hereditate imperpetuum, per 
omnes rectas metas . . . Reddendo inde annuatim dictus Jacobus Scot, heredes 
sui et assignati, michi et heredibus meis vnum denarium monete Scocie super 
solum dictarum [terrarum] nomine albe firme, si petatur tantum ... In cuius rei 
testimonium sigillum meurn huic presenti carte mee est appensum, apud Edin- 
burghe, decimo nono die mensis Octobris anno Domini millesimo quadringentesimo 
octuagesimo quarto, coram hijs testibus, Alexandro Inglis filio et herede apparente 
Alexandri Inglis de West Tarvet, Waltero Heryot, Andrea Kid ciue ciuitatis 
Sancti Andree, Thoma Grundystoun, Johanne Lile capellano, Johanne Walche 
notario, et Jacobo Derane, cum aliis. 

87. Retotjr of James Douglas, as heir of his father, William Douglas of 

Drumlangrig, in the barony of Hawick. 19th October 1484. 

Inquisicio capta coram Willelmo Dowglas, vicecomite de Roxburgh, apud burgum 
de Jedworth, decimo nono die mensis Octobris anno Domini millesimo quadringen- 
tesimo octuagesimo quarto, per hos subscriptos, videlicet, Dauid Scot de Branxhelme, 
Willelmum Dowglas, Philippum Turnbull de Quhithop, Willelmum Dowglas, 



1484.] THE BUGCLEUGH MUNIMENTS. 85 



Jacobum Pringile, Symonem Rowtlugh, Robertum Gledstanis, Adam Scot, Johan- 
nem Fresell de Vuertone, Archibaldum Scot, Johannem Gurlaw, Jacobum Gurlaw, 
Willelmum Lowis, Johannem Dauidsone, et Adam Tait : qui jurati, in virtute sui 
juramenti, dicunt quod quondam Willelmus Dowglas de Drumlangrig, pater Jacobi 
Dowglas, latoris presencium, obiit vltimo vestitus et sasitus vt de feodo ad pacem 
et fidem domini nostri regis de tota baronia de Hawic cum pertinenciis, iacente 
infra vicecomitatum de Roxburgh, et quod dictus Jacobus est legitimus et propin- 
quior heres dicti quondam Willelmi patris sui de dicta baronia cum pertinenciis, et 
quod est legitime etatis, et quod dicta baronia cum pertinenciis est nunc vasta et 
tempore pacis valuit per annum trecentis marcis monete Scocie, et quod dicta bar- 
onia cum pertinenciis tenetur in capite de domino nostro rege per albam firmam, 
reddendo inde annuatim vnam sagittam in die assumpcionis beate Marie virginis 
in ecclesia de Hawic, nomine albe firme, si petatur ; et quod dicta baronia cum 
pertinenciis nunc existit in manibus dicti domini nostri regis tanquam domini 
superioris eiusdem, exceptis orientalibus terris dominicalibus de Hawic et terris 
dominicalibus de Kirktone quas dictus Jacobus et Joneta sponsa sua habent in 
coniuncta infeodacione, per mortem dicti quondam Willelmi Dowglas, qui obiit in 
festo beate Marie Magdalene vltimo elapso, et sic extitit a tempore obitus dicti 
quondam Willelmi in defectu veri heredis jus suum hucusque non prosequentis : In 
cuius rei testimonium sigillum predicti vicecomitis ac sigilla quorundam qui dicte in- 
quisicioni intererant presentibus sunt appensa, anno, mense, die et loco supradictis. 

88. Sasine of James Dowglace, son of William Dowglace of Drumlangrig, 
in the barony of Hawick. 5th November 1484. 

In Dei nomine amen : Per hoc presens publicum instrumentum cunctis pateat 
euidenter quod anno incarnacionis Dominice millesimo quadringentesimo octua- 
gesimo quarto, mensis vero Nouembris die quinta, indiccione secunda, pontificatus 
sanctissimi in Christo patris et domini nostri domini Innocentij pape octaui anno 
primo, in mei notarii publici et testium subscriptorum presencia personaliter accessit 
honorabilis vir, Villelmus Dowglace vicecomes de Roxburgh, ad capitale messua- 
gium baronie de Hawyk nuncupatum le Mote, habens in manibus suis vnum pre- 
ceptum sub testimonio magni sigilli supremi domini nostri regis sibi directum pro 
donacione saisine tote et integre baronie de Hawyk cum pertinenciis, jacentis infra 
dictum vicecomitatum de Roxburgh, honorabili viro Jacobo Dowglace filio et heredi 
quondam Villelmi Dowglace de Drumlangrig, iuxta tenorem dicti precepti saisine ; 



86 



THE BUGGLEUGH MUNIMENTS. 



[1484. 



cuius quidem tenor sequitur sub hac verborum forma et est talis : Jacobus Dei 
gracia rex Scotorum, vicecomiti et balliuis suis de Roxburgh, salutem : Quia per in- 
quisicionem de mandate nostro per vos factam et ad capellam nostram retornatam 
compertum est quod quondam Villebnus Douglace de Drumlangrig, pater Jacobi 
Douglace, latoris presencium, obiit vltimo vestitus et saisitus vt de feodo et ad pacem 
et fidem nostram de totis et integris baronia de Hawik cum pertinenciis ; et quod 
dictus Jacobus est legittimus et propinquior heres eiusdem quondam Villelmi sui 
patris ; et quod est legittime etatis ; et quod dicta baronia de nobis in capite 
tenetur ; quare vobis precipimus et mandamus quatenus eidem Jacobo vel suo 
certo attornato, latori presencium, saisinam hereditariam dicte baronie de Hawyk 
cum pertinenciis [deliberetis], et sine dilacione, saluo jure cuiuslibet ; ad quod 
faciendum vobis et vestrum cuilibet coniunctim et diuisim committimus potestatem : 
Datum sub testimonio magni sigilli nostri, apud Edinburgh, xxix die mensis Octo- 
bris anno regni nostri vicesimo sexto : Et ibidem dictum mandatum regium siue 
saisine preceptum per me notarium publicum publicali et intelligibili voce perlegi 
fecit : cuius vero precepti vigore, virtute et tenore, ipse Villelmus vicecomes predic- 
tus, vt superius expi'imitur, possessionem et saisinam hereditariam de tota et integra 
baronia predicta de Hawik cum suis pertinenciis Archibaldo de Dowglace attornato 
et [ad] hoc legitime constitute dicti Jacobi Dowglace per donacionem terre et 
lapidis, ut moris est, tradidit, contulit et deliberauit in feodo et hereditate imper- 
petuum, saluo jure cuiuslibet : Super quibus omnibus et singulis sic premissis peciit 
prefatus Archibaldus attornatus predictus a me notario publico infrascripto sibi 
fieri publicum instrumentum : Acta erant hec apud dictum lie Mote de Hawik, 
bora quasi decima ante meridiem vel ea circa, sub anno, die, mense, indiccione et 
pontificate, quibus supira; presentibus ibidem honorabilibus vnis Dauid Scot de 
Bukcleuch, Georgio Douglace, Johanne Ker, Georgio de Pryngyle, et Georgio 
Keyne, cum multis aliis ad premissa vocatis pariter et rogatis. 

Et ego vero Thomas Kowe, presbyter Glasguensis diocesis, publicus imperiali 
ac regali autoritatibus notarius, quia [etc., in forma communi.] 



89. Charter by David Scott of Branxhelme, to his son Robert Scott, of 
the lands of the lordship of Quhitchester. 25th February 1484. 

Omnibus banc cartam visuris vel audituris, Dauid Scot de Branxhelme, salutem in 
Domino sempiternam : Noueritis me dedisse, concessisse et hac presenti carta mea 
confirmasse, necnon dare, concedere et hac presenti carta mea confirmare dilecto 



1 484.] THE BUCCLEUCH MUNIMENTS. 87 

filio meo Roberto Scot omnes et singulas terras territory et dominij de Quhitchestir 
cum pertinenciis, iacentes in baronia de Branxhelme, infra vicecomitatum de Rox- 
burgh : Tenendas et habendas omnes et singulas predictas terras territory et dominij 
de Quhitchestir cum pertinenciis predicto Roberto Scot filio meo et heredibus suis 
masculis de corpore suo legitime procreatis seu procreandis, quibus forte deficienti- 
bus michi et heredibus rneis, de me et beredibus meis in feodo et hereditate imper- 
petuum, per omnes rectas metas suas antiquas . . . Reddendo inde annuatim 
dictus Robertas Scot et heredes sui masculi de corpore suo legitime procreati seu 
l^rocreandi michi et heredibus meis vnum denarium monete Scocie in festo Pente- 
costes, super solum dictarum terrarum nomine albe firme si petatur, et exhibendo 
annuatim presenciam suam ad tria placita capitalia baronie de Branxhelme tantum, 
pro omni alio onere, exaccione, seruicio seculari seu demanda que de predictis terris 
cum pertinenciis per quoscunque juste exigi poterunt quomodolibet vel requiri : Et 
ego predictus Dauid Scot de Branxhelme, heredes mei et assignati, omnes et singu- 
las predictas terras territorii et dominii de Quhitchestir cum pertinenciis predicto 
Roberto Scot filio meo et heredibus suis masculis de corpore suo legitime procreatis 
seu procreandis, adeo libere in omnibus et per omnia, vt premissum est, contra 
omnes mortales homines et feminas warrantizabimus, acquitabimus et imperpetuum 
defendemus : In cuius rei testimonium sigillum meum huic presenti carte est ap- 
pensum, apud Hawic, vicesimo quinto die mensis Februarii anno Domini mille- 
simo quadringentesimo octuagesimo quarto : hiis testibus, Johanne Gledstanis de 
Wynditonehall, Waltero Scot de Fenwik, Roberto Scot de Togehawch, Roberto 
Scot in Hanyng, Adam Scot, et domino Willelmo Scot rectore de Sowdone. 1 



90. Obligation by Robert Scott, son of David Scott of Branxhelm, to 
resign the lands of Quitchester. 4th March 1484. 

Vniuersis et singulis ad quorum noticias presentes littere peruenerint, Robertus 
Scot filius Dauid Scot de Branxhelme, salutem in Domino sempiternam : Noueritis 
quod licet alias prouidus vir Dauid Scot de Branxhelme pater meus carnalis mihi 
dederat et per cartam suam et sasinam alienauerat omnes terras dominicales de 
Quhytchester cum pertinenciis, jacentes in baronia de Branxhelme, infra vicecomi- 
tatum de Roxburgh, pro affeccione filiali quam erga me habuit, prout in carta sua 

1 Following upon this Charter there is a the lordship of Quhitchester, also dated 25th 
Precept by David Scott of Branxhelme for of February 1484. 
infefting his son Robert Scott in the lands of 



88 THE BUCCLEUCH MUNIMENTS. [1487. 

mihi inde confecta plenius continetur, volo tamen et concedo ac me, heredes 
meos et assignatos firmiter, fideliter, fide media obligo per presentes ad sursum 
reddendum pure et simpliciter resignandum ac libere deliberandum a me, beredibus 
meis et assignatis prefato Dauid patri meo omnes predictas terras dominicales de 
Quhytcbester cum pertinenciis, vna cum carta, sasina, litteris, instrumentis, muni- 
mentis suis quibuscunque mihi inde confectis et deliberatis, quam cito et quando- 
cunque predictus Dauid pater meus obtinet terras suas taliatas, super premunicione 
sex dierum vbicunque racionabiliter facta fuerit, omni fraude et dolo remotis, ita 
quod post premunicionem et sursum reddicionem, ut premittitur factam, fuerit, nee 
ego nee heredes mei nee assignati, nee aliquis alius nomine nostro, aliquod jus, 
clameum, proprietatem vel possessionem in seu ad predictas terras dominicales de 
Quhytchestir cum pertinenciis, in aliqua parte vel aliqualiter vindicare potero seu 
poterint quomodolibet in futurum, sed ab omni juris titulo tam petitorio quam pos- 
sessorio predictarum terrarum cum pertinenciis sim et sint exclusus et exclusi 
penitus et omnino inperpetuum ; a cuiusquidem resignacione et sursum reddicione 
me non absentabo, et cum me absentans volo et concedo et constituo predictum 
Eobertum, heredes suos et assignatos in et ad predictas terras dominicales de 
Quhytchestir cum pertinenciis plenarium habere ingressum sine aliquo obstaculo 
aut processu judiciali, fraude et dolo seclusis : In cuius rei testimonium procuraui 
cum instancia sigillum prouidi viri Eoberti Scot de Hanyng huic littere fore 
appensum, coram hiis testibus, Waltero Scot de Eidschaw, Adam Scot, domino 
Willelmo Scot, Archebaldo Scot, Johanne de Gledstanis, Johanne Broun cum 
diuersis aliis, quarto die mensis Marcij anno Domini M°cccc° octogesimo quarto. 

91. Bond of Manrent by William Cockburn of Schralling to Patryk 
Lord Hallis. 12th June 1487. 

Be it kende till all men be thir present lettres, me, William off Cokbwrn of Schral- 
ling, to be bundin ande oblist, ande be the fatht ande trewth of my body stratlie 
byndis ande oblisis me to ane rycht noble ande mychty lorde, Patryk lorde Hallis, 
in manrent ande seruis for all the dayis of my lyv, befor all wther at leiff or deye 
may, eccepande myn allegans to the Kyng allanerly ; ande shall help ande suple 
my saide lorde, ande tak hys affalde part in pec ande in var alls oft has he com- 
mandis me with my men, kyn ande frendis, ande all at wylle do for me, in all his 
actiounis, cawsis ande querllis for all the dayis off my lyff, as saide is ; ande gyff 
hym the best counsall I can quhen he ony askis at me, and kepe his counsall sacret ; 



1488.] THE BVGGLEUCH MUNIMENTS. 89 



ande neuer to here hes schath nor wyt of it, bot to lat it at my powir, ande warn 
hym tharof, in all the possible hast I may ; my howsis strenthis sail be rady to my 
saide lorde quhen ande alls offt as it plesis hym, ande I sail be in howssalde or 
ratenew at the wyll of my saide lorde, ande thir condissionis ande pwntmentis 
abwne expremyt sail be lellely ande trewlly kepit, be the fatht in my body, bwt 
frawde or gylle : In witnes off the quhilk thyng I hawe set to my seill, at Edin- 
bwrgh, with the subscription off my hande the xij day of the moneth of June, the 
zer of God i m CCCC achty ande sewyn zeris, befor thir witnes, Edmonde Spens of 
Wnthank, Walter off Cokbwrn of Harperden, ande Schir William Borthyk, chapel- 
Ian, with wtheris diuers. Willzi. Cokbtjen off Schralling. 

92. Resignation by David Scott of Branxhelme, of the lands of Branx- 
helme, etc. 8th November 1487. 

Excellentissimo et serenissimo principi ac domino nostro metuendissimo, domino 
Jacobo tercio Dei gracia Scotorum regi illustrissimo, suus humilis legius et subditus 
Dauid Scot de Branxhelme, reuerencias omnimodas et honores : Ad sursum redden- 
dum, resignandum . . . terras meas baronie de Branxhelme cum pertinenciis ; 
necnon omnes et singulas terras meas baronie de Ekfurd cum pertinenciis ; necnon 
omnes et singulas terras meas de Langtoun cum pertinenciis ; ac eciam omnes et 
singulas terras meas de Bukcleuch cum pertinenciis, jacentes infra vicecomitatum 
de Roxburgh ; et omnes et singulas terras meas de Kirkcurd cum pertinenciis jacentes 
infra vicecomitatum de Peblis, quas de vestra excelsitudine teneo in capite, ego 
dictus Dauid . . . honorabilem virum Robertum Scot filium meum predilectum 
meum verum legitimum et indubitatum procuratorem, actorem, factorem et negocio- 
rum meorum gestorem ac nuncium sjiecialem et generalem facio . . . sub ypotheca 
et obligacione omnium bonorum meorum mobilium et immobilium presencium et 
futurorum, ita quod, facta dicta resignacione, vestre serenitati liceat de omnibus et 
singulis dictis terris et baroniis cum pertinenciis disponere ... In cuius rei testi- 
monium sigillum meum presentibus est appensum, apud Ekfurd, octauo die mensis 
Nouembris, anno Domini millesimo quadringentesimo octuagesimo septimo. 

93. Charter by King James the Third, to David Scott of Branxhelm, 
of the bai-ony of Branxliohn. 21st May 1488. 

Jacobus Dei gracia rex Scotorum, omnibus probis hominibus tocius terre sue, cleri- 
cis et laicis, salutem : Noueritis quod pro fideli benemeritoque seruicio nobis per 

M 



90 THE BUCCLEUCH MUNIMENTS. [1484. 

dilectum nostrum armigerum Dauid Scot de Branxelme temporibus retroactis 
diuersimodi impenso, et pro fideli gratuitoque seruicio nobis per Eobertum Scot 
filium dicti Dauid eiusque seruitores et familiares sub vexillo nostro in campo bellico 
apud Blaknes, in defensione nostre persone regie et corone multipliciter impenso 
et in futuram impendendo, dedimus et concessimus ac tenore presentis carte nostre 
damus et concedimus hereditarie dicto Dauid Scot omnes et singulas terras baronie 
de Branxelme, et terras de Ekfurd cum pertinenciis suis, jacentes infra vicecomita- 
tum nostrum de Roxburgh, et terras de Langtoune, Lempetlaw, Bankilburne et 
terras baronie de Kirkurd cum pertinenciis suis, jacentes infra vicecomitatum nos- 
trum de Peblis : Quequidem terre erant omnes a nobis prius vnite, annexate et in- 
corporate in vna libera baronia imperpetuum, baronia de Branxelme nominanda, 
per cartam nostram hereditarie dicto Dauid desuper confectam ; que eciam terre et. 
baronia de Branxelme, Ekfurd, Langtoun, Lempatlaw, Bankilburne et Kirkurd cum 
pertinenciis suis erant prius dicti Dauid hereditarie, et quas terras dictus Dauid 
per procuratores suos in manibus nostris, apud Edinburghe, per fustim et baculum 
resignauit, ac omne jus et clameum juris que in dictis terris cum pertinenciis habuit 
seu habere potuit pro se et heredibus suis omnino quittum clamauit imperpetuum : 
Tenendas et habendas omnes et singulas dictas terras baronie de Branxelme, Ekfurd, 
Langtoun, Lempetlaw, Bankilburne et Kirkurde cum pertinenciis prefato Dauid et 
heredibus suis masculis de corpore suo legitime procreatis seu procreandis ; quibus 
forte deficientibus, Waltero Scot nepoti dicti Dauid et heredibus suis masculis de 
corpore suo legitime procreandis ; quibus forte deficientibus, Boberto Scot filio dicti 
Dauid et heredibus suis masculis de corpore suo legitime procreatis seu procreandis ; 
quibus forte deficientibus, Waltero Scot filio quondam Alexandri Scot fratris ger- 
mani dicti Dauid et heredibus suis masculis de corpore suo legitime procreatis seu 
procreandis ; quibus eciam deficientibus, Ade Scot fratri germano dicti Walteri et 
heredibus suis masculis de corpore suo legitime procreatis seu procreandis ; quibus 
forte deficientibus, Waltero Scot de Quhitehauch et heredibus suis masculis de cor- 
pore suo legitime procreatis seu procreandis ; quibus forte omnibus deficientibus, 
veris legittimis et propinquioribus heredibus dicti Dauid quibuscumque de nobis et 
successoribus nostris in feodo et hereditate imperpetuum ; per omnes rectas metas 
suas antiquas et diuisas . . . Soluendo annuatim dictus Dauid et relique per- 
sone supratalliate et heredes sui nobis et successoribus nostris pro viginti quatuor 
marcatis terrarum prefate baronie de Branxholm vnam rubeam rosam in festo sancti 
Johannis Baptiste, nomine albe firme, si petatur tan turn; et faciendo annuatim dictus 
Dauid personeque supratalliate et heredes sui nobis et successoribus nostris pro 



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reliquis terris suprascriptis jura et seruicia nobis de eisdem cum pertinenciis ante 
dictam resignacionem debita et consueta : In cuius rei testimonium presenti carte 
nostre tallie magnum sigillum nostrum apponi precepimus ; testibus, reuerendis in 
Christo patribus Willelmo Episcopo Abirdonensi cancellario nostro, Andrea Epi- 
scopo Morauiensi, Jolianne [Episcopo] Lismorensi, dilectis consanguineis nostris 
Dauid comite Craufurdie domino Lindesay, magno camerario nostro, Jolianne 
comite Atholie domino de Baluany, Dauid domino Lindesay de Biris, Willelmo 
domino Grahame, Willelmo domino Borthwic, Jolianne domino Carlill, magistro 
Arcliibaldo Quhitelaw, arcliidiacono Laudonie secretario nostro, et domino Alex- 
andra Scot rectore de Wigtoune, clerico rotulorum nostrorum et registri, apud 
Edinburgh, vicesimo primo die mensis Maij anno Domini millesimo quadringente- 
simo octuagesimo octauo, et regni nostri vicesimo octauo. 



94. Precept by Thomas Turnbull of Greenwod and Lyne, kniglit, for 
infefting Robert Scott, son of David Scott of Buccleuch, in the lands 
of Greenwod and Lyne. 16th December 1488. 

Thomas Turnbull de Grenwod et de Lyne, miles, dilectis meis Waltero Scot de 
Fenwik, Roberto Scot de Hanyng, Ade Scot, et Philippo Turnbul de Quhithop, 
balliuis meis in hac parte specialiter constitutis, salutem : Quia dedi, concessi, 
vendidi et alienaui hereditarie prouido viro Roberto Scot filio Dauid Scot de 
Bukcluch omnes et singulas terras meas de Grenwod et de Lyne cum pertinentiis, 
iacentes infra vicecomitatum de Roxburgh, exceptis et reseruatis michi et heredibus 
meis vna acra terre predictarum terrarum de Grenwod iacenti in boriali parte 
earundem, et vna acra terre predictarum terrarum de Lyne iacenti in boriali parte 
earundem, prout in carta mea sibi desuper confecta plenius continetur ; Vobis igitur 
et vestrum cuilibet coniunctim et diuisim stricte precipio et firmiter mando 
quatenus predicto Roberto Scot, uel suo certo attornato latori presencium, posses- 
sionem, sasinam et statum hereditarium predictarum terrarum de Grenwod et de 
Lyne cum pertinenciis, exceptis predictis duabus acris terrarum, secundum tenorem 
carte quam de me inde habet iuste habere faciatis, visis presentibus, indilate et hoc 
nullo modo omittatis : Ad quod faciendum vobis et vestrum cuilibet coniunctim 
et diuisim meam plenariam et irreuocabilem tenore presencium committo potes- 
tatem : Scriptum sub meo sigillo, apud ecclesiam Sancte Marie virginis infra 
Forestam de Etrik, decimo sexto die mensis Decembris anno Domini millesimo 



ya 



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[1491. 



quadringentesimo octuagesimo octauo ; liiis testibus, Waltero Scot de Fenwik, 
Martino Bamvik, Johanne Turnbull, Nicholao Heslihop, et Willelmo Dun. 1 



95. The Last Will and Testament and Inventory of the Goods belonging 
to David Scott of Buccleuch. 9th February 1491. 

Inventarium omnium bonorum Dauid Scot, factum apud locum sue habitacionis 
de Bukclewcht, nona die Februarii anno Domini M mo cccc mo nonagesimo primo, 
coram hiis testibus, domino Willelmo Scot rectore de Sowdoun, Magistro Johanne 
Scote rectore de Bankylburne, Dauid Daugles, et Dauid Trumbull, cum diuersis 
aliis, 

Imprimis, fatetur se habere mille et centum oues matrices, precio pecii, v s. 

Item, in le Hoggis, sexcentas et octoginta, precio pecii, . . . xxx d. 

Item, in aliis ouibus videlicet, wedderis gymmir et Dynmont octingenta, precio 

pecii, . . . . . . . .vs. 

Item, fatetur se habere xxv boues, precio pecii, . . . ij markas. 

Item, quindecim vaccas, precio pecii, ..... xxv s. 

Item, in frumento seminato, ..... xij bollas. 

Ad estimationem quarti grani, precio bolle, . . . .vs. 

Item, in siligine seminato, ..... xv bollas. 

Ad estimationem quarti grani, precio bolle, .... iiij s. 

Item, in auenis ducentas bollas, precio bolle, . . . . iij s. 

Item, in frumento sex celdras, precio bolle, . . . . ix s. 

Item, in siligine sex celdras, precio bolle, . . . . vj s. 

Item, in ordeo quinque celdras, precio bolle, . . . .vs. 

Item, in vtenciliis et domiciliis, . . . . . xx markas. 

Summa bonorum vij co lib. ii xx lib. 

Turnbul granted a lease of the lands of Gren- 
wod and the Lyne to Robert Scott for nine- 
teen years after the redemption of the lands. 
Dated at the Abbey of Melrose 13th Decem- 
ber 1488, before witnesses Eobert Scott, son 
of Eobert Scott of the Hanying, etc. 



1 In terms of this Precept, Eobert Scott 
was infeft in the lands, conform to Instrument 
of Sasine dated 22d December 1488. The 
witnesses were Andrew Trumbull of Hawick, 
Thomas Trumbul of Stowisle, John Elwalde 
of Thorleshop, and his brother Patrick. 

In addition to this feudal title, Sir Thomas 



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93 



XX s. 



Debita que sibi debentur. 
In primis Robertas Gray [ ... xxv markas. 

Item, pro ouibus, 
Item, Dauid Erwyn, . . . . . . . 1 lib. 

Item, Jobannes Scote eius filius, . . . . . xv nobilia. 

[ ] xxxrjs. 

pro servo. 
Item, Comitissa de Eotbos xli boues, et vacce cum sequelis. 

Summa xl lib. iij lib. xvj s. viij d. 
Debita que debet. 
In primis, domino de Muswald ducentas markas pro dote filie sue. 
Item, Elizabeth Wilzamsoun centum viginti et sex libras et xix s. et iij obluos. 
Item, Johanni Jhonsoun, ..... vij lib. vs. 

Item, Johanni Scot, ...... x markas. 

Item, Bartbolomeo Tortborwald vnam vaccam. 
Item, tribus viris de Jedworth, pro labore, ij bollas siliginis. 
Item, Jonete Wallace, iij bollas frumenti ex mutuo. 
Item, Johanni Haw, ..... 

pro equo. 
Item, Dauid Daugles, pro jumento, 
Item, Andree' Makdowelle, .... 

pro mercimoniis. 
Item, Patricio Scote, vnam markam. 
Item, filie domini de Muswald, .... 

ex promisso. 
Item, domino de Ormystoun, .... 

pro dote. 
Item, Johanni Amorris, . 

Summa xyj xx lib. xvij lib. 

Summa debitis extracta iiij c iii xx lib. ii lib. 
Quia nihil sit certius morte nee hora mortis incertius, hinc est quod ego Dauid 
Scote de Bukclewcht, licet eger corpore sanus tamen mente, condo testamentum 
meum in hunc modum : Inprimis do et lego animam meam Deo omnipotent 
beateque virgini Marie totique concioni celesti, corpusque meum sepeUendum in 
ecclesia Sancte Crucis de Peblis : Item, do et lego iiij d. fabrice ecclesie Sancti 
Kentigerni : Item, do et lego xxxvj mercas viij[d.] sacerdoti ydoneo ad celebran- 



ls. 
ij markas. 



xllib. 



xxv markas. 



j mar cam. 



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[1491. 



dum pro salute anime mee, et quod dictus sacerdos eligatur per dominum Willel- 
mum Scot, rectorem de Soudoun : Item, do et lego Roberto Scot filio meo xl lib. : 
Item, do et lego Waltero Scot heredi meo apparenti xl lib. et xj boues : Item, con- 
stituo Walterum S[cot] meum aj>parentem heredem et Robertum Scot meum filium 
tutores Willelmo Trumbull domino de Myntto : Item, do et lego Elizabeth 

] xl oues matrices, et [ ] oues 

steriles ; Item, Johanni Trumbull xx oues matrices et xx ly boggis : Item, coquo 
vnam mercam : Item, Ade Makgowan vj s : Item, Elizabeth Sc[ote] vj oues ; Item, 
Johanni Scote, pincerne, x oues ; Item, Dauid Cokburn x oues : Item, ecclesie de 
Hawyk xl s. ; Item, ecclesie de Rankilburn xl s. ; Item, ecclesie beate Marie virginis 
de Foresta xl s. ; Item, Dauid Trumbull x oues ; Item, Willelmo Makmath vj oues • 
Item, Magistro Johanni Scote xl s. ; Item, domino Symoni Ynglis xl s. ; Item, Dauid 
Gledstanys, iii oues ; Item, Waltero Scote iij oues ; Item, Ade Bowy vi s. viij d. ; 
Item, Ade Torthorwald x s. ; Item, Ade Crawfurd vnum ouem ; Item, Ade Faid, j 
mercam ; Item, ad Daft Jhon iij s. ; Item, Waltero Dikson x s. ; Item, Thome x 
oues ; Item, Ade Scote xx oues antiquas et x ly hoggis ; Item, Dauid Scote xx 
oues ; Item, Alexandra Scote xx oues ; Item, prolibus Gilberti Rairwyk xx s. ; Item, 
vxori Thome Jhonsoun xx s. ; Item, Ade Mortoun iij oues matrices et iij ly hoggis ; 
Item, Roberto Scote xij oues ; Item, Willelmo Roger xxx oues ; Item, Archibaldo 
Carutheris xxx oues ; Item, Ade Scote, claudo, vj oues ; Item, Ade Malanoth, ij 
oues ; Item, tribus viris de Mynto xxx s. ; Item, vigilatori vj s. iiij d. ; Item, 
Ade Erskyn ij oues matrices et j ly hog; Item, filie domini de Drumlangryk ij 
vaccas ; Item, vxori Jacobi Moscrop xl s. ; Item, magno Waltero Scot xx s. ; Item, 
Ade Dauyson j mercam ; Item, Johanni Storis vnam bollam victualium ; Item, 
Ade Glendonwyn vnam vaccam ; Item, Marco de Glendonwyn vnam vaccam et 
duas bollas victualium ; Item, Margarete Glendonwyn vnam vaccam : Item, pro- 
libus Symonis Atzinsoun xij agnos ; Item, domino Roberto Petigrew j ouem ; Item, 
Mario te Dicsoun j ouem ; Item, vxori mee xxiiij xx oues matrices, si fieri potest, et 
xj vaccas et xi boues ; Item, domino Willelmo Scot viij bollas auenarum et j bol- 
lam frumenti ; Item, relinquo Robertum Scote meum filium tutorem Waltero Scote 
heredi meo apparenti ; et residuum omnium bonorum meorum pono in disposicione 
executorum meorum quos constituo et ordino, videlicet, Walterum Scot, nepotem 
meum et apparentem heredem, Robertum Scot meum filium, et Walterum Scot, 
dominum de Howpaslait. 



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96. Assignation by Walter Scott of Branxholm of the moveable goods 
of his grandfather to Eobert Scott. 22d May 1492. 

In Dei nomine amen : Per hoc presens publicum instrumentum cunctis pateat 
euidenter quod anno a natiuitate Domini millesimo quatercentesimo nonagesimo 
secundo, mensis vero Maij die vicesimo secundo, indiccione decima, pontificatus 
sanctissimi in Christo j>atris et domini, domini Innocentij diuina prouidentia pape 
octaui, anno octauo, in mej notarij publicj testiumque subscriptorum presentia 
nobilis vir Valterus Scot de Branxeme vims executorum quondam Dauid Scot aui 
sui omnia et singula bona mobilia dicto quondam Dauid pertinencia et spectantia 
prouido uiro Roberto Scot assignauit, libereque dedit, et ad ipsius Boberti volun- 
tatis libitum de huiusmodi bonis disponendum liberam legitimam plenariam et 
irreuocabilem suam sibi isotestatem commisit ; et idcirco prefatus Bobertus Scote 
omnia et singula debita in testamento eiusdem quondam Dauid contenta et redacta, 
illis quibus premissa debita debentur ad persoluendum fide media nianum suam 
extendens, se firmiter obligabat : De et super quibus omnibus et singulis prefati 
Robertas et Valterus a me notario publico subscripto sibi fieri atque tradi petierunt 
instrumentum et instrumenta publicum et publica : Acta erant hec in villa de 
Peblis, in aula mansionis Gilberti Wilzamsoun, hora octaua ante meridiem vel 
ea circa, anno, die, mense, indiccione et pontificatu prescriptis ; presentibus ibidem 
probis uiris Gilberto Wilzamsoun, Martino Balcasky, Dauid Dalgles, et Eduardo 
Dikesoun, cum aliis diuersis testibus ad premissa specialiter requisitis. 

Et ego Thomas de Crawfurd presbyter Glasguensis diocesis, imperiali et regia 
auctoritatibus notarius publicus [etc., in forma communi~\ 



97. Betour of Walter Scott, as heir of his grandfather, David Scott of 
Branxhame, in Brauxhame, etc. 6th November 1492. 

Inquisicio capta coram honorabili viro Willelmo Dowglas vicecomite de Boxburgh, 
apud burgum de Jedworth, sexto die mensis Nouembris anno Domini millesimo 
quadringentesimo nonogesimo secundo, per hos subscriptos, videlicet, Bobertum Ker 
militem, Georgium Dowglas de Bun-Jedworth, Walterum Scot de Howpaslot, 
Andream Dowglas, Walterum Scot de Hepe, Johannem Gledstanis, Andream Ker 
de Vuercraling, Georgium Buthirfurde de Ediliscluch, Adam Turnbul, Nicholaum 
Buthirfurde, Jacobum Scot de Hassinden, Johannem Grimyslaw de Neutone,. 
Georgium Dauidsone, Johannem Anisle et Walterum Bobsone : Qui jurati in 



96 THE BUCCLEUGH MUNIMENTS. [1492. 

virtute sui juramenti dicunt quod quondam Dauid Scot de Branxhame, anus Walteri 
Scot latoris presencium, obiit vltimo vestitus et sasitus vt de feodo ad pacem et 
fidem domini nostri regis de dimedia parte terrarum de Branxhame cum pertinenciis, 
et de terris de Quhitchestir, de terris de Lempatlaw, de terris de Eylrig, de terris 
de Rankilburn, de terris de Mylsintoune cum pertinenciis, jacentibus infra baroniam 
de Branxhame et vicecomitatum de Boxburgh, et de terris de Kirkurde cum 
pertinenciis jacentibus infra vicecomitatum de Peblis annexis baronie de Branx- 
hame ; et quod dictus Walterus est legitimus et propinquior heres eiusdem quondam 
Dauid aui sui de dictis terris cum pertinenciis ; et quod est legitime etatis ; et quod 
dicta dimedia pars terrarum de Branxhame cum pertinenciis nunc est vasta, et 
tempore pacis valuit per annum viginti quatuor marcas monete Scocie ; et dicte 
terre de Quhitchestir nunc sunt vaste, et tempore pacis valuerunt per annum viginti 
libras dicte monete ; et dicte terre de Lempatlaw nunc sunt vaste, et tempore pacis 
valuerunt per annum viginti libras dicte monete ; et dicte terre de Eylrig nunc 
sunt vaste, et tempore pacis valuerunt per annum decern libras dicte monete ; et dicte 
terre de Rankilburn nunc sunt vaste, et tempore pacis valuerunt per annum viginti 
libras dicte monete, et dicte terre de Mylsintone nunc sunt vaste, et tempore pacis 
valuerunt per annum decern marcas dicte monete; et dicte terre de Kirkurde nunc 
valent per annum viginti libras dicte monete et tantum valuerunt tempore pacis ; 
et quod dicte terre cum pertinenciis tenentur in capite de domino nostro rege per 
albam firmam, reddendo annuatim pro dicta dimedia parte terrarum de Branxhame 
vnam rosam rubeam in festo natiuitatis Sancti Johannis Baptiste super solum 
dicte dimedie partis terrarum nomine albe firme, si petatur tantum ; et pro dictis 
terris de Quhitchestir annuatim vnum denarium monete Scocie in predicto festo 
natiuitatis Sancti Johannis super solum earundem nomine albe firme, si petatur 
tantum; et pro dictis terris de Lempatlaw annuatim vnum denarium dicte monete 
in supradicto festo super solum earundem nomine albe firme, si petatur tantum ; et 
pro dictis terris de Eylrig annuatim vnum denarium dicte monete in supradicto 
festo super solum earundem nomine albe firme, si petatur tantum ; et pro dictis 
terris de Mylsintoune annuatim vnam rosam rubeam in su23radicto festo super 
solum earundem nomine albe firme, si petatur tantum ; et pro dictis terris de 
Kirkurde annuatim vnum denarium dicte monete in supradicto festo super solum 
earundem nomine albe firme, si petatur tantum; et quod dicte terre, cum pertinenciis, 
nunc existunt in manibus predicti domini nostri regis tanquam domini superioris 
earundem, per mortem dicti quondam Dauid Scot qui obiit in mense Martij vltimo 
elapsi, et sic exstiterunt a tempore obitus dicti quondam Dauid in defectu veri 



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97 



heredis jus suum hucusque non prosequentis : In cuius rei testimonium sigilla 
quorundam qui dicte inquisicioni intererant presentibus sunt appensa ; anno, mense, 
die et loco supradictis. 

98. Eetour of Alexander Erskine, as heir to his father, Thomas Lord 
Erskine, in the lands of Syntoun and office of Sheriff of Selkirk. 1 1th 
April 1494. 

Hec inquisicio capta coram prouido viro Georgio Euthirfurde de Langnewtoun 
vicecomite de Selkirk in hac parte apud burgum de Selkirk, vndecimo die mensis 
Aprilis, anno Domini millesimo quadringentesimo nonogesimo quarto, per hos sub- 
scriptos viros, videlicet, Willelmum Dowglas vicecomitem de Roxburgh, Walterum 
Ker de Cesfurde, Walterum Scot de Branxhame, Johannem Crenstoun de eodem, 
Jacobum Euthirfurde de eodem, Johannem Euthirfurde de Hundole, Walterum 
Scot de Hep, Jacobum Eiddale de Quhittoun, Jacobum Newtoun de Dawcofe, 
Jacobum Scot de Hassinden, Andream Ker de Farnyhirst, Eadulphum Ker, Bartho- 
lomeum Euthirfurde, Eobertum Scot de Hanyn, et Adam Scot de Hirdmanstoun : 
Qui iurati in virtute sui juramenti dicunt quod quondam Thomas dominus Erskin, 
pater Alexandri domini Erskin, latoris presencium, obiit vltimo vestitus et sasitus 
ut de feodo ad pacem et fidem domini nostri regis de terris de Syntoun, cum ten- 
andis et tenandriis, cum pertinenciis, iacentibus infra vicecomitatum de Selkirk, et 
de officio vicecomitis vicecomitatus de Selkirk cum pertinenciis, et quod dictus 
Alexander dominus Erskin est legitimus et propinquior heres eiusdem quondam 
Thome patris sui de dictis terris cum tenandis et tenandriis, et officio predicto, cum 
pertinenciis ; et quod est legittime etatis ; et quod dicte terre cum tenandis et ten' 
andriis, et officium predictum cum pertinenciis, nunc valent per annum quadraginta 
marcas monete currentis Scocie et tempore pacis tantum valuerunt per annum 
viginti libras dicte monete ; et quod dicte terre cum tenandis et tenandriis, et 
officium predictum cum pertinenciis, tenentur in capite de domino nostro Eege per 
albam firmam ; reddendo hide annuatim pro predictis terris cum tenandis et tenan- 
driis domino nostro regi vnum par calcarium deauratorum in festo Pentecostes 
super solum dictarum terrarum nomine albe firme si petantur, et pro dicto officio 
reddendo compotum ad scaccarium supremi domini nostri regis ; et quod dicte 
terre cum tenandis et tenandriis, et officium predictum cum pertinenciis, nunc exist- 
unt in manibus domini nostri regis tanquam domini superioris eorundem, per 
mortem dicti quondam Thome domini Erskin, qui obiit per tres menses vltimo 

N 



' 



98 THE BUCCLEUCH MUNIMENTS. [1494. 

elapsos, et sic extiterunt a tempore obitus eiusdem quondam Thome in defectu 
prosecutionis veri heredis ius suum hucusque minime prosequentis : In cuius rei 
testimonium sigilla quorundam illorum qui dicte inquisicioni intererant, vnacum 
sigillo predicti Georgii Euthirfurde vicecomitis in hac parte, presentibus sunt 
appensa, anno, mense, die et loco suprascriptis. 1 



99. Charter by James Scott of Kirkurd to his son David, of Gallowlaw, 
and the Nethir Mains of Newhall. 14th June 1494. 

Omnibus hanc cartam visuris vel audituris Jacobus Scot de Kirkhurde salutem 
. . . Noueritis me pro singulari fauore, amore et dileccione quos erga dilectum 
filium meum Dauid Scot habeo et gero dedisse, concessisse et hac presenti carta 
mea confirmasse . . . dicto Dauid terras meas nuncupatas le Gallowlau exten- 
dentes ad sex marcatas annuatim infra dominium meum de Newhall, et tres mar- 
catas terrarum de le Nethir Manes de Newhall ad partem occidentalem eiusdem 
supra communem viam, jacentes in baronia de Chamerlane Newtone infra vice- 
comitatum de Roxburghe : Tenendas et habendas omnes et singulas predictas terras 
. . . dicto Dauid Scot et heredibus suis de corpore suo legittime procreandis, 
quibus forte deficientibus michi et heredibus meis veris legittimis et propinquiori- 
bus quibuscumqne libere reuertendas, de me heredibus meis et assignatis in feodo 
et hereditate imperpetuum per omnes rectas metas . . . Reddendo inde annua- 
tim dictus Dauid Scot et heredes sui prescripti michi, heredibus meis et assignatis 
tres denarios argenti monete Scocie ad festum Penthecostes super solum dictarum 
terrarum de Gallowlau nomine albe firme si petantur tantum. . . . Et ego vero 
dictus Jacobus Scot heredes mei et assignati omnes et singulas predictas terras 
. . . predicto Dauid Scot et heredibus suis de corpore suo legitime procreandis, 
quibus forte deficientibus michi et heredibus meis veris . . . contra omnes mor- 
tales warantizabimus. . . . Reseruato tamen libero tenemento omnium et singula- 
rum predictarum terrarum de le Gallowlaw et le Nethir Manes de Newhal . . . 
michi pro toto tempore vite mee et racionabili tercia parte earuiidem Margarete 
sponse mee post meum decessum pro toto tempore vite sue cum contigerit : In 
cujus rei testimonium sigillum meum huic presenti carte mee est appensum, apud 
Edinburghe decimo quarto die mensis Junii anno Domini millesimo quadringen- 

1 On a Precept following upon this Retour, April 1494, conform to Instrument of Sasine 
Alexander Lord Erskine was infeft in Syn- of that date, 
toun and the Sheriffship of Selkirk on last 



1498.] THE BUCCLEUCH MUNIMENTS. 99 



tesimo nonagesimo quarto, coram hiis testibus Roberto Scot de Achinstancleicli, 
Johanne Scot filio meo et herede apparente, Hectore Lauder, Willelmo Scot, 
Waltero Scot, Roberto Scot, Henrico Stratliaucliin et Jacobo Moinnet cum diuersis 
alijs. 1 

100. Precept by James Douglas of Drumlanrik for infefting his son 
William in the lands of West Mains and Crumhauch. 6th March 
1494. 

Jacobus Douglas de Drumlanrik, ac baro baronie de Hawyk, dilectis meis 
Georgio Douglas, Willelmo Douglas, Jacobo Douglas, Gilberto M'Cawill, et 
Patricio Browne, balliuis meis in hac parte specialiter constitutis, salutem : Quia 
dedi et concessi hereditaria dilecto filio meo et apparenti heredi, Willelmo Douglas 
et heredibus suis legittimis quibuscunque procreatis seu procreandis, totas et 
integras illas quinque libratas terrarum mearum wllgariter nuncupatarum Vest 
Manis antiqui extentus, cum pertinenciis, et quadraginta solidatas de Crumhawch 
antiqui extentus cum pertinenciis, jacentes in baronia de Hawik et infra vice- 
comitatum de Roxbrugh, prout in carta mea sibi desuper confecta plenius con- 
tinetur : vobis igitur et vestrum cuilibet precipio ac do in mandatis quatenus 
visis presentibus indilate statum, saisinam et possessionem hereditariam predic- 
tarum terrarum de Vest Manys et Crumhawch, cum pertinenciis, prefato Willelmo 
uel suo certo actornato, latori presencium, deliberetis seu haberi faciatis, seu alter 
vestrum deliberet et haberi faciat, sine dilacione, secundum tenorem carte mee 
sibi desuper confecte ; et hoc nullo modo omittatis ; Ad quod faciendum vobis et 
vestrum cuilibet, coniunctim et diuisim, meam in hac parte plenariam committo 
potestatem : Scriptum sub sigillo meo, apud Drumlanrik, sexto Marcii anno 
Domini millesimo quadringentesimo nonagesimo quarto. 

101. Pardon by King James the Fourth to Robert Scott of Allane- 

hauch. 8th February 1498. 

Jacobus Dei gratia Rex Scotorum, omnibus probis hominibus suis ad quos pre- 
sentes litere peruenerint, salutem : Sciatis quod ex gratia nostra speciali remisi- 
mus Roberto Scot de Alanehauch latori presencium rancorem animi nostri, sectam 

1 David Scott, the grantee, was infeft in to Instrument of Sasine in his favour of that 
these lands on 27th October 1494, conform date. 



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THE BUCCLEUCH MUNIMENTS. 



[1500. 



regiam et omnem actionem quern et quas erga ipsutn concepimus, habemus seu 
habere poterimus pro communicacione cum nostris rebellibus ad cornu nostrum 
existentibus, et pro receptacione et assistencia eisdem rebellibus nostris exhibitis, 
ac pro omnibus aliis criminibus, actionibus, causis et offensis quibuscumque per 
dictum Robertum factis et commissis temporibus retroactis vsque in diem date pre- 
sencium, proditoria tradicione in nostram personam regiam tantum excepta ; dum- 
modo partibus conquerentibus et dampna passis taliter satisfaciat quod nullam 
super hoc de cetero iustam querimoniam audiamus, et supradictum Eobertum sub 
firma pace et protectione nostra iuste suscipientes firmiter inhibemus ne quis ei 
occasione transgressionum predictarum malum, molestiam, iniuriam seu grauamen 
aliquod inferre presumat iniuste supra nostram plenariam forisfacturam, aut 
mortem ei inferat sub pena amissionis vite et rnembrorum : In cuius rei testimo- 
nium has literas nostras remissionis pro toto tempore vite dicti Roberti duraturas 
sub magno sigillo nostro sibi fieri fecimus patentes; apud Striueling octauo die 
mensis February anno Domini millesimo quadringentesimo nonagesimo octauo, et 
regni nostri vndecimo. 



102. Apprising of the moveable goods and the lands of Quhithope, belong- 
ing to Philip Turnbull. 20th May 1500. 

The thwenty day of the moneth of May, in the zer of God a thowsande fyf hund- 
reth, I, Wylzem of Dowglas of Cauers, Scheref of Roxburgh, at the commande of 
owr souerane Lordis lettres direkit to me, sersit and sowcht the mowabd gudis of 
Philp Trumbul of Quhithope, at the said place of Quhithop, and in al other placis 
quhar he ony gudis hade within the bowndis of my office, and I fand bot fowr oxin, 
quhilkis I had to the merkat, and becaus I fande na redy byaris of thaim, I causit 
thaim to be prisit be Gorgis of Dowglas, Georgis of Chesame, Wil Scot and Andro 
Dikson, thair ath sworne.be thaim, thai war prisit to vij lib. of the wsuale mone of 
Scotlande, and in defalt of byaris of the saidis gudis, I deliuerit thaim to Walter 
Scot of Branxhelme, assignay to Jlion of Murray and Niniane of Murray, in pairt of 
paymente of the sowmis of nynten scor of merkis recouerit apon the said Philp 
Twrnbul be the saidis Jhone of Murray and Niniane of Murray, likas owr souerane 
Lordis lettres direkit thairwpoun proportis, of the quhilkis the tenor folowis: James, 
be the grace of God Kyng of Scottis, to our Schereff of Teuidale and his deputis, 
greting : forsamekile as it is be the Lordis of our Cownsaile decretit and deliuerit 
that Philpe Twrnbull, as plegis and souerte for Stewyn TwrnbuW, his brother, sal 



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101 



content and pay to Jhone of Murray of Fallohil and Niniane Murray the sovm of 
thua hundreth merkis wsuale mone of owr realme, for the skath, dampnage and 
byrnyng of the place of Kershop, and als for fowr scor oxin and ky, price of the 
pece thretty schillingis, for the quhilkis gudis the said Stewyn tuk him to our 
reniissioun,- and fande the said Philp souerte and plegis for hym to mak satisfaction 
to al parteis complenzeande eftir the forme and tenor off ane Act extract be the hand 
of our louit familiar clerk, Maister Richard La wson, clerk of our Justiciary, wnder his 
subscriptioun manuale, schewin and producit befor the saidis Lordis, and als as 
was sufficientle prefit befor the saidis Lordis, lyk as at mair lenth is contenit in 
the decret gewyn thairwpon ; owr wil is heirfor, and we charg zou stratlie, and 
commandis that ze incontinent, efter the secht of thir owr lettres, pas, compell 
and distrenze the said Philp abone exprimit his landis, and mak penny of his 
rediast gudis, to the awaile of the said sowm of thua hunder merkis and Ixxx 
oxin and ky, and mak the saidis Jhon and Niniane to be fullie content and pait 
thairof efter the forme of the said decret, as ze wil answer tyl ws apoun the 
executioun of zour office, and wnder the panis contenit in the Actis and Statutis 
maid in owr last general Counsaile thairwpoun, and wnder the charge that efter may 
folow, deliuering thir our lettres be zou dewlie execute and indorsat agane to the 
berer ; geiffyn wnder owr signet at Edinbwrgh, the thrid day of Julij and of owr regne 
the xj zer : And thairefter I beand requirit be the said Walter Scot, assignay 
forsaid, for to mak hym ful payment of the said sowme contenit in our souerane 
Lordis lettres, and to mak dew executioun of thaim efter the tenor of the saniyn 
becaus I cwth fynde nor apprehende na mar mowabil gudis of the said Philpis, I 
passit to the saidis landis of Quhithop, and signit thaim to be said for the pay- 
ment of the rest of the said sownie, and thairof gert mak opin proclamatioun at 
the merkat cors of Jedworth, and warnit a part of the frehaldaris of the said schir 
to be apon the saidis landis the last day of Junij nixt folowande the dait forsaid, 
for to prise the saidis landis as thai salbe fundyn of awaile, at the quhilk day the 
saidis frehaldaris comperande apon the saidis landis of Quhithop, in defalt of pay- 
ment of the sowme contenit in our saidis soueran Lordis lettres, and becaus I cwde 
fynde na mar mowabile gudis, as said is, I causit thir personis wnder wryttyn, be 
ther gret athis, the haly wangelis twechide, for to pas and pjrice the saidis landis, 
that is to say, Eobert Scot of Quhitchester, James of Langlandis of Wilton, Eobert 
Scot of Styrkschaw, Georgis of Chesam of that ilk, Jhon of Grymmyslaw of the 
Newton, Jhon Gowrlay, Wilzem of Crenston, Georgis of Dowglas, Georgis Scot, 
Jhon Scot, Archibald of Gledstanis, Dauid Dowglas, and John of Langlandis, the 



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102 THE BUCCLEUGH MUNIMENTS. [1500. 

quhilkis personis, efter that thai war sworne, passit and wesit the saidis landis, 
and beande thairwitht riple awisit come in agan befor me, and deliuerit that the 
saidis landis of Quhithop witht thair pertinentis ar xx* 1 merkis worth of land, and 
geiffis na mar now at this tym, quhilkis landis thai haf prisit to fowr hundreth 
merkis, and at thai ar haldyn of baroun of Hawyk in chef, geifand a penny of the 
wsuale mone of Scotland at the Fest of Nativete of Sant Jhone the Baptist, callit 
Mydsomer, apon the grownde of the saidis landis, in name of blanch ferm, and it 
be askit alanerly, and becaus I cwd fynde na person that wald by the saidis landis 
for the sowme forsaid, I deliuerit and assignit the saidis landis witht their pertin- 
entis to the said Walter Scot, as assignay forsaid, to ramane heretabilly witht 
hym for the said sowm, efter the tenor of the Act of Parliament maid apon prising 
of landis, in sic lyk cas ; and this execution of our said souerane Lordis lettres I 
maide befor thir witnes, Wilzem Roger, Matho Gledstanis, Dawe Crak, James 
Atzin, and James Blair, notar publik, witht otheris diuers : — In wytnes quharof my 
seil, togidder witht the seillis of a part of the personis that passit aj>on the prising 
of the saidis landis, ar affixit to thir presentis, day, zer, and place forsaide, etc. 

103. Precept of Sasine by Patrick Earl of Bothwell for infefting 
Walter Scot of Brankschayme in Grymyslaw. 5th October 1500. 
Patricius comes de Bothwell, dominus de Halys et Crechtoune, dilectis nostris 
Georgio Ormystoun, Archibaldo Herryot, Hugoni Dowglas, et Dauid Dowglas, 
balliuis nostris in hac parte specialiter constitutis coniunctim et diuisim, salutem : 
Quia dedimus et concessimus dilecto nostro Valtero Scot de Brankschayme, omnes 
et singulas terras de Grymyslaw, iacentes infra vicecomitatum de Roxburgh, tentas 
de nobis racione dominii de Crechtoune : Vobis igitur et vestrum cuilibet con- 
iunctim et diuisim precipimus et mandamus quatinus visis presentibus indilate 
personaliter accedatis, seu aliquis vestrum accedat, ad predictas terras de Grymyslaw, 
et ibidem predictum Valterum Scot de omnibus et singulis predictis terris de 
Grymyslaw cum pertinenciis statum saisinam, et possessionem habere faciatis, 
secundum tenorem carte sue antique hide desuper confecte, et hoc sine dilacione : 
Ad quod faciendum vobis et vestrum cuilibet coniunctim et diuisim nostram 
plenariam committimus potestatem. In cuius rei testimonium sigillum nostrum 
presentibus est appensum, quinto die mensis Octobris, anno Domini millesimo 
quingentesimo ; coram hiis testibus, Andrea Makdowgal de Makkarstoune, domino 
Vilelmo Borthik, rectore de Quhitsum, magistro Andrea Kadza cum diuersis aliis, 
apud Halys. Erle off Bothvile. 



1500.] THE BUCGLEVCH MUNIMENTS. 103 



104. Sasine in favour of Walter Scott of Branxhelm of half the lands of 
Branxhelm. 31st October 1500. 

In Dei nomine amen . . . anno incarnacionis Dominice millesimo quingentesimo, 
mensis uero Octobris die vltimo, indiccione quarta, pontificatus sanctissimi in 
Christo patris et domini nostri, domini Alexandri diuina prouidencia pape sexti 
anno nono, in mei notarij publici et testium subscriptorum presencia, personaliter 
constitutus honorabilis vir Walterus Scot de Branxhelme, quoddam sasine pre- 
ceptum de capella regia, impetratum honorabili viro Georgio Dowglas vicecomiti 
deputato de Roxburgh, presentauit, cuius quidem precepti tenor sequitur : Jacobus 
Dei gracia rex Scotorum, vicecomiti et balliuis suis de Roxburgh, salutem : Quia 
per inquisicionem de mandato nostro per vos factam . . . compertum est, quod 
quondam Dauid Scot de Branxhelme, amis Walterj Scot latoris presencium, obiit 
vltimo vestitus et sasitus vt de feodo ad pacem et fidem nostram, de dimedia parte 
terrarum de Branxhelme cum pertinenciis, et de terris de Ekfurde cum pertinenciis, 
et de sex libratis terrarum de Langtoun cum pertinenciis, jacentibus infra baroniam 
de Branxhelme et vicecomitatum de Roxburgh ; et quod dictus Walterus est legit- 
timus et propinquior heres eiusdem quondam Dauid aui sui de dictis terris cum 
pertinenciis, et quod est legittime etatis, et quod de nobis tenentur in capite, vobis 
precipimus et mandamus quatenus dicto Waltero . . . sasinam predictarum 
terrarum cum pertinenciis juste haberi faciatis . . . capiendo securitatem de 
centum sexaginta octo mercis de firmis dicte dimedie partis terrarum de Branx- 
helme, existencium in manibus nostris per spacium septem annorum, racione warde, 
que firme extendunt annuatim ad viginti quatuor mercas; et de centum quadraginta 
libris de firmis terrarum de Ekfurde, eciam existencium in manibus nostris per 
idem tempus, racione warde que firme extendunt annuatim ad viginti libras ; et 
de quadraginta duabus libris de firmis dictarum sex libratarum terrarum de 
Laungtoun, similiter existencium in manibus nostris racione varde, per dictum 
tempus, que ferme extendunt annuatim ad sex libras nobis debitas . . . Teste 
me ipso, apud Edinburgh ultimo die mensis Septembris, anno regni nostri decimo 
tercio. Post cuiusquidem precepti recepcionem et lecturam, prefatus Georgius 
Dowglas vicecomes deputatus vt supra, saisinam . . . predictarum terrarum 
. . . prefato Waltero Scot . . . contulit et donauit . . . Acta erant hec 
super solum dicte dimedie partis terrarum de Branxhelme, hora fere duodecima in 
meredie uel eo circa . . . Presentibus ibidem, prouidis et discretis viris Philippo 



104 THE BVCGLEUCH MUNIMENTS. [1500. 

Turnbulle de Quhithope, Georgio Chesame de eodem, Johanne Hepburne, Johanne 
Scot de Northerns, Dauid Dawgles, Waltero Turnbulle, et Ada Almos seriando . . . 
Et ego Jacobus Blair clericus Glasguensis diocesis, publicus auctoritatibus 
imperiali regalique notarius [etc., in forma commimi]. 

105. Resignation by Robert Scott of Alanhauch of his landis of Quliit- 
chester, to Walter Scott of Branxliame. 26th November 1500. 

In Dei nomine amen : Per hoc presens publicum instrumentum cunctis pateat 
euidenter, quod anno ab incarnacione Domini, millesimo quingentesimo, et mensis 
Nouembris die vero vicesimo sexto, indiccione quarta, pontificatus sanctissimi in 
Christo patris et domini nostri, domini Alexandri diuina prouidencia pape sexti 
anno nono, in mei notarii publicj et testium subscriptorum presencia, personaliter 
comparuit prouidus vir Robertus Scot de Alanhalch, coram honorabili viro Waltero 
Scot de Branxhame, domino suo superiore terrarum de Quhitchestir, quiquidem 
Robertus ex sua certa sciencia et spontanea voluntate, ac non vi aut metu ductus, 
nee errore lapsus, compulsus, aut coactus, vt asseruit, cum omni reuerencia qua 
decuit, suas terras husbandias ville de Quhitchestir cum pertinenciis, jacentes in 
baronia de Branxhame et infra vicecomitatum de Roxburght, sursum reddidit, ac 
per fustem et baculum pureque simpliciter resignauit in manibus prefati Walteri 
Scot, tanquam in manibus domini sui superioris earundem, ad remanendas cum 
dicto Waltero heredibus suis et assignatis, in securitate solucionis summe centum 
marcarum vsualis monete regni, Scocie, per ipsum Robertum, honorabili viro 
Alexandro Cokburne de Ormistoun Hall debitarum, ex et pro eo quod ipse 
Walterus pro dicto Roberto plegius et principalis debitor dicto Alexandro Cok- 
burne pro solucione dicte summe deuenit, prout in contractu et appunctuamento 
inter dictos Walterum et Robertum desuper confecto plenius continetur : Super 
quibus, etc. : Acta erant hec in cimiterio ecclesie collegiate beati Egidij de Edin- 
burgh, hora secunda post merediem vel eocirca, sub anno, mense, die, indiccione, 
et pontificatu, quibus supra, presentibus ibidem honorabilibus viris, videlicet, 
Johanne Cokburne filio et herede apparente dicti Alexandri Cokburne de Ormis- 
toun, Roberto Scot de Le Toure, Adam Scot de Hirdmanstoun, Waltero Scot filio 
Jacobi Scot de Hassindene, Dauid Dalglece, Dauid Gledstanis, et Jacobo Raa, 
testibus ad premissa vocatis specialiter et rogatis. 

Et ego Jacobus Zoung clericus Sancti Andree diocesis, publicus auctoritatibus 
imperiali et regali notarius, quia [etc., in forma communi]. 



1501.] THE BUCCLEUCH MUNIMENTS. 105 



106. Agreement by William Dowglas, son of James Dowglas of Drum- 
langrig, with George Scott, as to the lands of Laris. 15th April 1501. 

In nomine Domini amen : Per hoc presens publicum instrumentum cunctis pateat 
euidenter et sit notum, quod anno ab incarnacione eiusdem, millesimo quingen- 
tesimo primo, die vero mensis Aprilis decimo quinto, indiccione quarta, pontifi- 
catusque sanctissimi in Christo piatris et domini nostri, domini Alexandri diuina 
prouidencia pape sexti anno nono ; in mei notary publici et testium subscriptorum 
presentia, personaliter constitutus nobilis vir, Willelmus Dowglace, filius et heres 
apparens nobilis viri, Jacobi Dowglace de Drumlangrig, domini superioris terrarum 
de Laris, jacentium infra baroniam de Hawyk, infra vicecomitatum de Tewidaill, 
Georgio Scot sic est locutus : Ecce, Georgie, vos acclamatis tenere terras de Laris 
de meo patre et me nomine albe firme ; nichilominus ego intelligo quod tenere 
tenemini dictas terras per vardam et reliuium, non obstante deseruiacione breuium 
capelle supremi domini nostri regis, vobis conferre volo meum saisine preceptum 
pro vestro ingressu ad prescriptas terras, et hoc propter amorem quern apud vos 
gero, et hoc mediante ista condicione quod vos, predicte Georgie, ostendetis michi 
vestram cartam cum sufficientibus documentis quod prescripte terre tenentur de 
dicto meo patre tanquam albe firme, cum ad hoc fueritis requisiti, inter hinc et 
proximum festum Sancti Martini ; quibus deficientibus, tenebitis dictas terras de 
Laris de dicto meo patre per vardam et rebuium, et persoluetis michi reliuium 
earundem : Ad obseruacionem et perimplecionem omnium et singularum prescrip- 
tarum condicionum prefatus Georgius per ostensionem sue dextre manus fideliter 
se obligauit : super quibus omnibus et singulis actis, factis, dictis, gestis et recitatis, 
prefatus Willelmus a me notario publico sibi fieri peciit publicum instrumentum 
siue publica instrumenta. Acta erant hec in ecclesia fratrum minorum de Drumfreis, 
hora quasi decima ante meridiem, sub anno, die, mense, indiccione et pontificatu 
quibus supra; presentibus ibidem honorabilibus viris, Jacobo Dowglas, Adam 
Kyrkpatrik, Thoma Hesleop, Georgio Pringyll, Gilberto Makcawill, cum diuersis 
aliis testibus ad premissa vocatis pariter et rogatis. 

Et ego Eogerus M'Gilhauche, presbyter Candidecase cliocesis, publicus auctori- 

tatibus apostolica imperiali et regali notarius, premissis [etc., in forma 

communi]. 



106 THE BUCCLEUGH MUNIMENTS. [1504. 

107. Precept of Sasine by Patrick Earl of Bothuile for infefting 
Walter Scott of Bukleuch in Eoberthill, etc. 14th April 1504. 

Patrik Erie of Bothuile, Lord Halis, and superior of the landis of Eoberthill, 
Mantorig, and Turmur, with thar pertinentis, lyand in the Stewartry of Anandirdale, 
within the Shirefdome of Drumfrece, till our belouitis Walter Scot of Howpaslat, 
Stevin Scot, William Scot and Eobert Scot his sone, oure balzeis in that part 
coniunctly and seueralie specialy constitut, greting : Forsamekle as it [is] clerelie 
knawin and vndirstand to ws that vmquhile Walter Scot of Bukcleuch, Knicht, 
fadir to Walter Scot, berare of this precept, deit last vestit and sesit as of fee, at 
the faith and peax of our souerane Lord the King, of the forsaidis landis of Eobert- 
hill, Mantorig and Turmur, with thar pertinentis, and at the said Walter Scot is 
nerrest and lauchfull air to the said vmquhile Walter his fadir, of the saidis landis 
with thar pertinentis, and that he is of lauchfull age, and that the saidis landis ar 
haldin of ws in cheif, and ar now in our handis as superior tharof be the disces of 
vmquhile the said Walter Scot, fadir to the foirsaid Waltir ; to zow heirfor, our 
bailies forsaid, coniunctly and seueraly we bid and commandis and chargis, that, 
this our precept and speciale writ be zow or ony ane of zow sene and vndirstand, 
without delay ze pas and geif heretabill sesing, stait and possessioun to the said 
Waltir Scot, as nerrest and lauchfull air to vmquhile the said Waltir his fadir, or 
to his certane attornay, berare of thir presentis, of all and sindry the saidis landis 
of Eoberthill, Mantorig, and Turmur, with thar pertinentis, be the deliuerance of 
erd and stane, as maner is, eftir the tennour of the auld infeftment, saufand ilk 
mannis richt ; ze takand souerte of the said Walter to do for the saidis landis to 
ws at he acht apone law ; and this on na wis ze leif vndone as ze will ansuere 
to ws herapone : The quhilk to do we commit to zow, our balzeis forsaid, coniunctly 
and seueraly, oure full power, be thir owr lettres writtin vndir oure sele and sub- 
scriuit with our hand, at Edinburgh, the fourtene day of Aprile, the zeir of God 
ane thousand five hundreth and four zeris. E. off Bothvile. 

108. Charter by Patrick Earl of Bothwell to Eobert Scott of 
Stirkschaw of the lands of Boyndraw. 21st November 1505. 

Omnibus hanc cartam visuris vel audituris, Patricius comes de Boithvile, 
dominus Halis, etc., salutem in Domino sempiternam : Noueritis nos dedisse, con- 
cessisse, et hac presenti carta nostra confirmasse . . . dilecto nostro Eoberto Scot 



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107 



de Stirkschaw, totas et integras sex mercatas terrarum de Boyndraw antiqui extentus, 
cum suis pertinenciis, jacentes in baronia nostra de Chamerlane Newtoun, infra 
vicecomitatum de Roxburgh ; quequidem sex mercate terrarum antiqui extentus, 
cum pertinenciis fuerunt Jacobi Newtoun de Dalcoif liereditarie, et quas idem 
Jacobus . . . spontanea voluntate per suos procuratores, apud Edinburgh, coram 
subscriptis testibus per fustem et baculum in manus nostras tanquam in manibus 
domini sui superioris earundem sursum reddidit, ac pure et simpliciter resignauit 
.... Tenendas et habendas totas et integras predictas sex mercatas terrarum de 
Boyndraw antiqui extentus, cum suis pertinenciis, prefato Roberto Scot, heredibus 
suis et assignatis, de nobis, heredibus et successoribus nostris, in feodo et hereditate 
imperpetuum, per omnes rectas metas suas . . . adeo libere, quiete, plenarie 
. . . sicut dictus Jacobus Newtoun aut predecessores sui predictas sex mercatas 
huiusmodi terrarum antiqui extentus cum pertinenciis de nobis et predecessoribus 
nostris liberius tenuit seu possedit, tenuerunt seu possederunt ante presentem resig- 
nacionem nobis inde factam . . . Reddendo annuatim et faciendo dictus 
Robertus Scot heredes sui et assignati nobis, heredibus et successoribus nostris, 
talia seruicia et soluciones quas solebant dictus Jacobus Newtoun et predeces- 
sores sui pro dictis terris nobis et predecessoribus nostris ante presentem 
infeodacionem facere, reddere, seu persoluere tantum, pro omni alio onere, 
exaccione, questione, demanda, seu seruicio seculari . . . Et nos vero predictus 
Patricius comes de Boithvile, etc., heredes et successores nostri, totas et integras 
predictas sex mercatas terrarum . . . prefato Roberto Scot, heredibus suis et as- 
signatis . . . contra omnes mortales warantizabimus, acquietabimus et imperpetuum 
defendemus vt de hire tenemur. In cuius rei testimonium sigillum nostrum huic pre- 
senti carte nostre appendi precipimus, apud Edinburgh, vicesimo primo die mensis 
Nouembris, anno Domini millesimo quingentesimo quinto, coram hiis testibus, vide- 
licet, Georgio Hepburne, Andrea Quhitlaw, Willelmo Reid, Symone Dalgles, Jacobo 
Damhoy, et magistro Johanne Chesholme, notario publico, cum diuersis aliis. 



109. Instrument on allegations by Patrick Earl of Bothwell against 
the service of George Scott, as heir of his father, Robert Scott, in the 
lands of Murehouse. 2d March 1505. 

In Dei nomine amen : Per hoc presens publicum instrumentum cunctis pateat 
euidenter, quod anno Incarnacionis Dominice millesimo quingentesimo quinto, 
mensis vero March die secunda, indictione nona, pontificatus sanctissimi in Cristo 



108 THE BUCCLEVCH MUNIMENTS. [1505. 

patris et domini nostri, domini Julij diuina prouidencia pape secundi anno tercio, 
in plena et plana curia vicecomitatus de Edinburgh tenta in pretorio eiusdem, die 
prescripto, coram honorabili viro, Jacobo Logane, deputato vicecomitis de Edin- 
burgh, meque notario publico et testibus subscripts personaliter in judicio com- 
paruerunt Georgeus Scott, filius et heres quondam Eoberti Scott de Quhomys, cum 
suo prelocutore magistro Matheo Ker, ab vna, et nobilis ac potens dominus, Patri- 
cius comes de Bothuile, dominus Halis, etc., cum suo prelocutore Dauid Balfoure 
de Carestoune, partibus ab alia, et ibidem, tempore deseruicionis cuiusdam breuis 
inquisicionis capelle supremi domini nostri regis per dictum Georgeum Scott 
impetrati, per mortem dicti quondam Eoberti patris sui super terris et annuis 
redditibus infra dictum vicecomitatum de Edinburgh jacentibus, virtute cuius 
breuis, prefatus magister Matheus, nomine et ex parte dicti Georgei, acclamauit 
omnes et singulas terras de Mvrhous cum pertinentiis, jacentes in baronia de 
Crechtoun et infra vicecomitatum de Edinburgh, asserendo quod dictus quondam 
Robertas obiit vltimo vestitus et sasitus vt de feodo ad pacem et fidem supremi 
domini nostri regis de dictis terris de Murhous cum pertinentiis : Quiquidem 
magister Matheus produxit judicialiter quoddam instrumentum publicum sasine 
dictarum terrarum de Murhous sub signo et subscripcione manuali quondam 
Thome Vnthank notarii publici, in se continens datam anni Domini millesimi 
quadringentesimi sexagesimi tercij, mense et die minime in eodem incertis, 
ac eciam vnam cartam regiam magno sigillo sigillatam factam cuidam Ste- 
phano Scott, patri quondam Roberti Scott, de dictis terris de Murhous 
continentem in se datam anni Domini millesimi quadringentesimi quinqua- 
gesimi, et regni regis decimi quinti : Quibus instrumento et carta perlectis, 
prefatus Dauid Balfour, prelocutor dicti domini comitis et eo nomine, opposuit 
et obiecit contra deseruicionem dicti breuis super prosecutione dictarum 
terrarum de Murhous cum pertinentiis, videlicet, quod Robertas Scott pater dicti 
Georgei non obiit vltimo vestitus et sasitus vt de feodo dictarum terrarum de Mur- 
hous ; et super hoc idem prelocutor dicti domini comitis produxit vnum publi- 
cum transsumptum cuiusdam carte regie dicto domino comiti concesse super dictis 
terris de Murhous, et similiter quod dictum instrumentum sasine per dictum 
magistrum Matheum productum pro parte dicti Georgei Scott in se continebat quod 
deputatus vicecomitis de Edinburgh pro tempore existens, direxit eius preceptum 
pro sasina huiusmodi terrarum danda, et quod dictum preceptum minime con- 
tentum erat in eodem instrumento, ac eciam nulla fuit expressa mencio facta in 
ipso instrumento mensis neque diei, sed ambobus caruit : pro quibus causis, prefatus 



1506.] THE BUCCLEUCH MUNIMENTS. 109 

Dauid, prelocutor dicti domini comitis, allegauit ipsuin instrumentum esse et fuisse 
nullius roboris aut momenti, et vlterius allegauit, quod carta prius producta per 
ipsum magistrum Matheum Ker, prelocutorem vt supra, stetit sub reuocacione 
dicti domini nostri regis earn concedentis prefato quondam Roberto, eo quod 
dictus dominus noster rex erat minor annis tempore donacionis dicte carte, 
ac eciam quod dicte terre fuerunt et nunc sunt in manibus dicti domini comitis 
tanquam pacifice possessoris earundem, per spatium sexdecim annorum vel eo circa, 
ex donacione supremi domini nostri regis, ibidem per transsumptum publicum in 
curia productum : pro quibus causis sic ibidem publice allegatis, prefatum breue 
inquisicionis minime debuit deseruiri ; et si quid in contrarium factum fuerit per 
personas super inquisitione electas, dictus Dauid prelocutor dicti domini comitis pro- 
testatus fuerit de remedio juris tempore et loco oportunis : Super quibus omnibus et 
singulis, prefatus prelocutor dicti domini comitis a me notario publico subscripto 
sibi fieri peciit hoc presens publicum instrumentum. Acta erant hec in pretorio 
burgi de Edinburgh, hora quasi duodecima in meredie, vel eo circa, sub anno, die, 
mense, indiccione et pontificatu quibus supra, presentibus ibidem nobilibus dominis 
Willelmo comite de Cathnes, Willelmo domino Borthuik, magistro Ricardo Lau- 
soune de Heriggis, Johanne Hepburne de Rollandstoun, Johanne Sinclar de Hird- 
monstoun, Adam Hepburne de Craggis, magistris Thoma Grenlaw, wicario de Erth, 
Hugone Gifferd, Thoma Alan, Johanne Gray, notario publico, Andrea Wardlaw, 
seriando, Andrea Wemis, sectatore, et Johanne Jaksoune, cum diuersis aliis testi- 
bus ad premissa vocatis specialiter et rogatis. 

Et ego Petrus Marche, clericus Sanctiandree diocesis, publicus auctoritatibus 
imperiali et regali notarius, quia premissis [etc., in forma communi]. 



110. Obligation by "Walter Scott of Howpaslot, tutor to the Laird of 
Buccleuch, to give in the Tutory Accounts. 18th March 1506. 

At Edinburgh, the xviij day of Marche, the zeir of God ane thousande five 
hundreth and sax zeris, in presens of the Lordis of Counsale, Walter Scot of How- 
paslot, tutoure to the Larde of Bukcleuch, and Elizabeth Ker, his modere, ar bundin 
and oblist to compere befor Rauf Ker of Prymsidelouch, Johnne of Murray of 
F[ala]hill, ande Maistir George Ker ; and thair the said Walteir, as tutoure forsaid, 
to gif his compt of his intromissioun and expens be ressoune of the said office of 
tutory, betuix this and the nixt Chekkare, ande in the meyntyme continuis the sup- 



110 THE BUGCLEUGH MUNIMENTS. [1507. 

» 
plicatiouns gevin in be ather of the said parteis in this mater in forme as thai now 
ar, but preiudice of party. Extractum de libro actorum per me magistrum Gavinum 
Dunbar, archidiaconum Sanctiandree, clericum rotulorum registri ac consilii 
supremi domini nostri regis, sub meis signo et subscriptione manualibus. 

Gawinus Dunbar. 



111. Obligation by John Murray of Fawlayhill, to give to Robert Scott 
a Letter of Reversion for redeeming the Tower of Hawick. 4th January 
1507. 

In Dei nomine amen : Per hoc presens publicum instrumentum cunctis pateat eui- 
denter, quod anno Incarnacionis Dominice millesimo quingentesimo septimo, mensis 
uero Januarii die quarto, indictione vndecima, pontificatus sanctissimi in Christo 
patris et domini nostri, domini Julii diuina prouidentia pape secundi anno quinto, 
in mei notarii publici et testium subscriptorum presentia personaliter constitutus 
honorabilis vir, Johannes Murray de Fawlayhill, sponte et voluntarie obligauit se, 
heredes suos et assignatos strictissima forma obligacionis, fide media et per exten- 
sionem manus sue dextre, ad dandum et deliberandum Roberto Scot, filio et heredi 
quondam Roberti Scot de Quhitchestir, literam reuersionis debito modo factam, 
summam quadraginta librarum vsualis monete in se continentem, per quam dictus 
Robertus Scot heredes sui aut assignati libere et licite possunt redimere turrim edifi- 
catam in burgo de Hawic inter pontes, de qua dictus Johannes Murray nuper cepit 
sasinam cum suis pertinenciis, prout et quantumque ipse Johannes Murray, heredes 
sui et assignati, ad hoc legitime requisiti per prefatum Robertum Scot, heredes 
suos aut assignatos sint requisiti, sub pena ducentarum librarum dicte monete dicto 
Roberto Scot heredibus suis et assignatis per prefatum Johannem Murray heredes 
suos et assignatos soluendarum : Super quibus omnibus et singulis dictus Robertus 
Scot a me notario publico subscripto sibi fieri petiit publicum instrumentum. Acta 
erant hec apud Hawic, juxta dictam turrim hora fere prima post meridiem, sub anno, 
mense, die, indictione et pontificatu quibus supra; presentibus ibidem honora- 
bilibus prouidisque viris, Jacobo Stewart de Tracquhair, Marco Ker de Dolphin- 
stoun, Johanne Riddall de eodem, David Scot de Gallolaw, Johanne Waych de 
Syntoun, Willelmo Scot, fratre germano Walteri Scot de Styrkschaw, cum diuersis 
aliis testibus ad premissa vocatis pariter et rogatis. 

Et ego Jacobus Blair, clericus Glasguensis diocesis, publicus auctoritatibus 
imperiali regalique notarius, quia premissis [etc., in forma communi]. 



1508.] THE BUGGLEUGH MUNIMENTS. Ill 

112. Retour of Adam Hebboene, Eael of Bothwell, as lieir to his father, 
Patrick Earl of Bothwell, in the lordship of Liddesdale, the Hermitage, 
etc. 7th November 1508. 
Hec inquisicio facta fuit in curia vicecoinitis de Boxbrugh tenta in pretorio burgi 
de Jedworcht per honorabilem virum Jacobum Dowglas vicecomitem de Boxbrugh 
septimo die mensis Nouenibris anno Domini millesimo quingentesimo octauo per hos 
subscriptos [ad] inquisicionem electos : videlicet, Wilelmum Crenstone de eodem, 
Johannem Buthirfurd de Hundole, Georgium Douglas de BonJedworch, Georgium 
Ruthirfurd de Hunthill, Bogerum Langlandis de Viltone, Georgium Buthirfurde 
filium et heredem Johannis Ruthirfurd de Hundole, Dauid Hoppringill in Tenneis, 
Johannem Gourlay in Boullwoide, Adam Trumbull in Bullerwell, Wilelmum Trum- 
bull de Mynto, Bertholomeum Trumbull, Dauid Trumbull de Wauchhop, Johannem 
Beiddal de eodem, Georgium Trumbull in Hawroull, et Bobertum Douglas in 
Langnewtone, qui jurati dicunt, quod quondam Patricius comes de Bothwell, 
Dominus Halis, magnus admirallus Scocie pater Ade Hebborne latoris presencium 
obiit vltimo vestitus et sasitus ut de feodo ad pacem et fidem supremi domini 
nostri regis de omnibus et singulis terris tocius et integri dominii de Ledellisdaill 
cum caustro, fortilicio et manerie de Hermitaig, cum suis pendiculis, pertinenciis, 
tenentibus et tenendriis et libere tenendum seruiciis earundem, vnacum aduoca- 
cionibus et donacionibus ecclesiarum, capellaniarum et hospitalium earundem, 
jacentibus infra vicecomitatum de Boxbrugh, et de triginta nouem terris husbandiis 
cum molendinis et pertinenciis, jacentibus in Langnewtone, et de vna pecia terre 
cum pertinenciis extendente ad centum et viginti [vel] quadraginta acras terre, 
jacente inter lapides arenosos wlgariter dictos le Sandestanis et Vuiralancrum infra 
dictum vicecomitatum ; et quod dictus Adam est legittimus et propinquior heres 
eiusdem quondam Patricij comitis patris sui de predictis terris tocius dominij de 
Ledellisdaill, vnacum caustro, fortilicio de Hermitaigh, cum tenentibus et tenendriis 
et libere tenentium seruiciis, cum aduocacionibus ecclesiarum, capellaniarum et 
hospitalium earundem, et de dictis triginta nouem terris husbandriis cum molendinis 
de Langnewtone, et de dicta pecia terre centum viginti vel quadraginta acrarum 
wlgariter nuncupata le Sandelandis cum pertinenciis ; et quod est legittime etatis ; 
et quod dicte terre dicti dominii de Ledellisdaill cum pertinenciis nunc valent per 
annum trecentas libras et tempore pacis valuerunt centum libris ; et quod dicte 
terre husbandiales de Langnewtone cum molendino et dicta pecia terre nuncupata 
Sandestanis nunc valent per annum quadraginta libris, et tempore pacis valuerunt 
decern libris ; et terre dicti dominii de Ledellisdaill cum caustro de Hermitaigh, 



112 THE BUCCLEUGH MUNIMENTS. [1508. 

cum pertinenciis, tenentur in capite de supremo domino nostro rege in libera 
regalitate et foresta ; Reddendo inde annuatim presenciam in itinere justiciarie 
cum tenenda in Jedwod nomine albe firme ; et quod dicte terre husbandiales cum 
molendino de Langnevton et dicta pecia terre de Sandestanis cum pertinenciis 
similiter de supremo domino nostro rege tenentur durante vita Roberti Dowglas 
de Lochlevin olim domini superioris earundem per albam firmam, annuatim 
reddendo domino nostro regi vnum denarium nomine albe firme si petatur 
tantum in festo Pentbecostes durante vita dicti Roberti Dowglas ; et quod dicte 
terre dominii de Leddallisdal cum caustro de Hermitagh et ceteris suis pertinenciis, 
et dicte terre husbandiales de Langnevton cum molendino, et Sandestanis nunc 
sunt in manibus dicti supremi domini nostri regis tanquam domini superioris 
earundem legittime per seipsum et decessum dicti quondam Patricii ratione non in- 
troitus dicti Ade filii sui et heredis per spacium viginti dierum aut eo circa jus 
suum hucusque minime j>rosequentis : In cuius rei testimonium sigilla quorundam 
eorum qui dicte inquisitioni intererant, vna cum inclusione sigilli dicti vicecomitis, 
cum breui incluso, presentibus sunt appensa; anno, mense, die et loco suprascriptis. 

113. Sasine of Adam Hepburn, Earl of Bothwell, as heir to his father, 
Patrick Hepburn, Earl of Bothwell, in the lordship of Liddesdale, etc. 
11th November 1508. 
In Dei nomine amen : Per hoc presens publicum instrumentum cunctis pateat 
euidenter et sit notum quod anno incarnacionis Dominice millesimo quingentesimo 
octauo, die vero mensis Nouembris vndecimo, indiccione duodecima, et pontificatus 
sanctissimi in Christo patris et domini nostri domini Julii diuina prouidencia pape 
secundi anno sexto, regnante excellentissimo principe Jacobo quarto Scotorum rege 
inuictissimo, et anno imperii eiusdem vicesimo primo : In mei notarii publici et 
testium subscriptorum presentia personaliter constitutes prouidus et discretus vir 
Georgius Haitley actornatus nobilis et potentis domini, Ade Hepburne comitis 
de Bothuel, filii et heredis quondam bone memorie Patricii comitis de Bothuel 
patris eiusdem, cuiusquidem actornati tenor Qitere] de verbo ad verbum sequitur et 
est talis : Jacobus Dei gracia rex Scotorum, omnibus probis hominibus suis ad quos 
presentes litere peruenerint, salutem : Sciatis quod suscipimus Johannem Hepburn, 
Georgeum Haitley, Dauid Haitley, Dauid Hoppringil, Johannem Cranstoune, 
Andream Quhitlaw, Johannem Singlar, Jacobum Lermontht, Walterum Hog, 
Robertum Hog, Alexandrum Quhitlaw, Johannem Ogil et Adam Singlar vel eorum 
aliquos vel aliquem actornatos vel actornatum dilecti nostri Ade Hepburne filii et 



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113 



heredisdilecti quondam consanguinei nostri Patricii comitis de Bothuel, domini Halis, 
in omnibus negotiis et loquelis, placitis et querelis motis seu mouendis ipsum Adam 
tangentibus . . . quare vobis precipimus et mandamus quatenus dictos Georgeum 
[Johannem], Georgeum, Dauid, Dauid, Johannem, Andream, Johannem, Jacobum, 
Walterum,Robertum, Alexandrum, Johannem et Adam vel eorurn aliquos vel aliquem 
quos vel quern presentes vel presentem esse contigerit tanquam actornatos vel actor- 
natum predicti Ade in premissis recipiatis. ... In cuius rei testimonium has literas 
nostras sibi fieri fecimus patentes ; apud Kyrkcudbrycht vicesimo die mensis Octo- 
bris anno regni nostri vicesimo primo : Virtute cuius potestatis actornatorie preli- 
batus Georgeus Haitley actornatus optulit et exhibuit honorabili viro Wilelmo 
Douglas in Pencress, vni vicecomitum de Roxburg, quoddam preceptum pro sasina 
predicto Ade aut suo actornato nomine eiusdem terrarum dominii de Leddallisdail 
habenda, capelle supremi domini nostri regis, clausum more dicte capelle cera 
alba ; quodquiclem predictus Wilelmus Dowglas ea reuerencia qua decuit recipiens 
michi notario publico subscripto tradidit perlegendum, cuiusquidem precepti tenor 
huiusmodi sub tenore sequitur et est talis : Jacobus Dei gratia rex Scotorum, vice- 
comiti et balliuis suis de Roxburgh, salutem : Quia per inquisicionem de mandato 
nostro per vos factam et ad capellam nostram retomatam compertum est quod 
quondam Patricius comes de Bothuel, dominus Halis, magnus admirallus regni 
nostri, pater Ade Hepburne latoris presencium obiit vltimo vestitus et sasitus vt 
de feodo ad pacem et fidem nostram de omnibus et singulis terris tocius et 
integri dominij de Liddisdal cum caustro, fortilicio et manerie de Hermitagis cum 
suis pendiculis . . . vnacum aduocacionibus et donacionibus ecclesiarum, capellani- 
arum earundem, jacentium infra vicecomitatum nostrum de Roxburgh; et de 
triginta nouem terris husbandriis cum molendino et pertinenciis, jacentibus in 
Langnewtoune ; et de vna pecia terre cum pertinenciis extendente ad centum et 
viginti vel quadraginta acras terre jacente inter lapides arenosos vulgariter dictos le 
Sandestanis et Vuirancrum infra dictum vicecomitatum ; et quod dictus Adam est 
legittimus et propinquior heres eiusdem quondam Patricii comitis patris sui de dictis 



terris tocius dominii de Liddallisdal, cum caustro, fortilicio de Hermitagis 



et de 



dictis triginta nouem terris husbandriis, cum molendino de Langneutoune, et de dicta 
pecia terre . . . nuncupata le Sandestanis cum pertinenciis : Et quod est legittime 
etatis, et quod dicte terre dominii de Liddalisdail cum pertinenciis predictis tenentur 
in capite, et dicte terre husbandrie cum molendino de Langnevtoune, et dicta pecea 
terre nuncupata le Sandestanis, cum pertinenciis, eciam de nobis tenentur in capite 
vt domino superiori durante vita Roberti Douglas de Louchleuyn olim domini 



114 THE BUCCLEUCH MUNIMENTS. [1508. 

superioris earundem, vobis precipimus et mandamus quatenus dicto Ade vel suo 
certo actornato latori presencium sasinam omnium et singularum terrarum tocius 
et integri dicti dominij de Liddallisdail cum caustro, fortalicio et manerie de Her- 
mitagis . . . necnon sasinam dictarum triginta nouem terrarum husbandriarum in 
Langnevtoune cum molendino et pertinenciis, et dicte pecie terre cum pertinenciis 
nuncupate Sandestanis juste haberi faciatis et sine dilacione, saluo jure cuiuslibet ; 
capientes securitatem de presencia dicti Ade reddenda in itinere nostre justiciarie 
tenende in Jedburgh per duplicacionem albe firme dicti dominij de Liddallisdail 
cum caustro et ceteris pertinenciis predictis nobis debite, et de duobus denariis 
argenti per duplicacionem albe firme dictarum terrarum husbandriarum in Lang- 
nevtoune cum molendino, et dicte pecie terre nuncupate le Sandestanis cum per 
tinenciis nobis vt domino superiori eorundem durante vita dicti Roberti Dowglas 
de Loucblevine debite . . . apud Air nono die mensis Nouembris anno regni 
nostri vicesimo primo. Post cuiusquidem precepti lecturam sepedictus Georgeus 
Haitley actornatus debita cum instancia requisiuit predictum Vilelmum vicecomitem 
ad dandum et debberandum sibi actornato statum, sasinam et possessionem heredi- 
tariam nomine predicti Ade comitis dicti dominij de Liddallisdail . . . prefatus 
Wilelmus Douglas vicecomes buiusmodi requisicionj acquiescens . . . accessit ad 
principale mansuagium caustrum videlicet de Hermitagis,et ibidem per terre et lapidis 
in manibus dicti Georgei . . . tradicionem, statum, sasinam . . . dominij de Lid- 
dallisdail cum pertinenciis caustri, fortalicij et manerie vnacum aduocacionibus et 
donacionibus ecclesiarum, capellaniarum et bospitalium earundem . . . tradidit 
. . . et in signum eiusdem possessionis corporalis predictum Georgeum actornatum 
in principaliori domo prelibati caustri inclusit, et ibidem eundem in pace dimisit, 
et bouem vnum nigrum sibi pro execucione sui officii namauit et cepit . . . Acta 
fuere hec apud principale mansuagium dicti dominij de Liddallisdail hora nouena 
ante merediem aut eocirca, sub anno, die, mense . . . quibus sujjra, presentibus 
ibidem honorabilibus et prouidis viris, Adam Hepburne de Craggis, Roberto Elwand 
de Redheucht, Wilelmo Ehvand, Roberto Elwand in Dunley, Andrea Quytlaw, 
Johanne Sinclar, Halis signifero, et Dauid Routlech, sergeando, cum diuersis aliis . . . 
Et ego Jacobus Blair clericus Glasguensis diocesis, publicus notarius, etc. 
Suprascriptus Jacobus Blair subscripsit et signauit prout supra coram me 

magistro Wilelmo Cvninghaim notario publico, testibus meis signo et sub- 

scriptione in similibus consuetis. 

Mg r . Wilelmus Cvninghaim, Notarius, 
Ita est et fuit, etc. 



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115 



114. Act of Privy Council, ordaining John Mure of Eowallane to grant 
warrandice to George Scott of the Quhommys, of the lands of 
Dridane, Colemanside, etc. 16th January 1508. 

At Edinburgh, the xvj day of Januare the zere of God j m v c and aucht zeris, the 
Lordis of Counsall vnderwrittin, that is to say, ane maist reuerend and reuerend 
faderes in God, James postulat of Glasgow, William Bischop of Abirdene, nobill 
and michty lordis, Alexander Erie of Huntlye, William Erie of Errole, Johnne 
Lord Drummond, Eobert Lord Erskin, ane venerable fadere in God, Henry Abbot 
of Jedburghe, Maistir Gawane Dunbar, archidene of Sanctandros and Clerk of the 
Eegistre, William Scot of Baluery, knicht, and Mastir William Wawane, officiall 
of Loudiane, decretis and deliueris that Johnne Mure of Eowallane, the oo and aire 
of vmcjuhile Eobert Mure of Eowallane, sail warrand, acquiet and defend to George 
Scott of the Quhomys, the oo and air of vmquhile Stevin Scott of Murehous, and 
mak fre to him heretabilly all and sindry the laundis of Dridane, Colemanside and 
Vuer Herwod, with thare pertinentis, Hand within the barony of Hawik and 
schirefdome of Eoxburghe, at the handis of our souerane Lorde, and all vtheris, or 
ellis als mekle als gude land of als grete avale, and Hand in als competent place, 
as he, the said vmquhile Eobert Mure, that analiit and sauld the said laundis, with 
thare pertinentis, to the said vmquhile Stevin and his airis, for ane certane sovme 
of monye, efter the forme of the said vmquhile Eobertis charter, vnder his sele of 
armez, with claus of warrandice maid to the said vmquhile Stevin thairuppoun, 
schewin and producit before the Lordis, of the date at Edinburgh e the ferde day 
of Marche the zere of God j m iiij c threscoire and tua zeris, and the quhilk landis 
war recognist in our souerane Lordis hauiidis, and decernit to pertene to his Grace 
in properte ; and ordanis our souerane Lordis lettrez to be direct to compell, dis- 
trenze, command and charge the said Johne Mure for the making of the said 
warrandice in dew forme, as efferis ; the said George Scot comperand be Master 
Hew Giffert, his procuratour, and the said Johnne Mure comperand be Mastir 
Walter Laing, his procuratour. 

Extractum de libro actorum per me magistrum Johannem Murray, deputatum 
venerabilis viri magistri Gavini Dunbar, archidiaconi Sanctiandree, clerici 
registri rotulorum ac consilii supremi domini nostri regis, sub meis signo 
et subscriptione manuahbus. Johannes Murray. 



116 THE BUCCLEUCH MUNIMENTS. [1509. 



115. Eetour of Adam Earl of Bothwell, as heir to his father, Patrick 
Earl of Bothwell, in the lands of Ailmer. 2 2d May 1509. 

Hec inquisicio facta fuit apud Selkirk in pretorio eiusdem coram honorabili viro 
Johanne Murray vicecomite vicecomitatus de Selkirk, vicesimo secundo die mensis 
Maii, anno millesimo quingentesimo nono, per istos subscriptos atque fidedignos 
viros, videlicet, Dauid Pringill in Tynnes, Adam Turnbull de Philophauche, 
Robertum Ker de Sonderlandhall, Kobertum Scott de Turri prope Selkirk, 
Walterum Scott de Syntoune, Johannem Vaiche, Willelmum Ker in Quhitmur, 
Ninianum Murray, Thomam Murray, Georgeum Scott, Dauid Brovne, Jacobum 
Haw, Andream Sandersoune, Johannem Smytht et Willelmum Ker juniorem de 
Zare, qui jurati dicunt quod quondam Patricius comes de Boithvile, dominus 
Halis, pater honorabilis et potentis domini Ade comitis de Boithvile, etc., latoris 
presencium obiit vltimo vestitus et sasitus vt de feodo ad pacem et fidem supremi 
domini nostri regis, de vniuersis et singulis terris de Ailmer cum pertinenciis suis, 
jacentibus infra dictum vicecomitatum de Selkirk, et quod dictus Adam lator 
presencium est legittimus et propinquior heres eiusdem quondam Patricii patris 
sui de dictis terris de Ailmer, et quod dictus Adam est legitime etatis, et quod 
dicte terre de Ailmer cum pertinenciis valent nunc per annum tempore pacis decern 
libras, et non tantum tempore guerre, et quod dicte terre de Ailmer tenentur in 
capite de supremo domino nostro rege per albam firmam ; reddendo inde annuatim 
vnum latum caput sagitte in festo Penthecostes super solum dictarum terrarum 
si petatur nomine albe firme ; et quod dicte terre nunc existunt in manibus domini 
nostri regis legittime per seipsum tanquam in manibus domini superioris eiusdem 
per mortem dicti quondam Patricii comitis de Boithvile ob defectum prosecucionis 
veri heredis jus suum hucusque minime prosequentis a tempore obitus dicti 
quondam Patricii, qui obiit ad spacium sex mensium ante confectionem presentis 
inquisicionis : In cuius rei testimonium sigilla quorundam eorum qui dicte inquisi- 
cioni intererant sub inclusione sigilli predicti vicecomitis presentibus sunt appensa, 
apud dictum burgum, anno, die, mense et loco supradictis. 

Hec est vera copia retornatus super premissis remanentis in cancellaria 
supremi domini nostri regis, copiata et collacionata per me Johannem 
Quhite, deputatum directoris dicte cancellarie, sub meis signo et subscrip- 
cione manualibus. Johannes Quhite. 



1.309.] THE BUCCLEUGH MUNIMENTS. 117 



116. Contract of Marriage between Archibald Douglas, son of George 
Master of Angus, and Margaret Hepburn, sister of Adam Earl of 
BothweU. 26th June 1509. 

Thir Indenturis maid at Edinburghe the xxvj of Junij, the zere of God ane thow- 
sand five hundreth and nyne zeris, quhilk proportis, contenis and beris witnes that 
it is appoyntit, aggreit and finaly concordit betuex noble and michty lordis, Archi- 
bald Erie of Angus, Lord Dowglas, George Maister of Angus, and Archibald 
Dowglas, sone and apperand aire to the said George on that ane part, Adam Erie 
Boithuile, Lord Halis, venerabill faderis in God, Johne, priour of Sanctandros, 
George abbot of Abirbrothok, Adam Hepburne of Craggis, and Maister George 
Hepburne, dene of Dunkeld, on that vther part, in maner, forme and effect as efter 
followis : That is to say, that the said Archibald Dowglas, sone and apperand aire to 
the said George Maister of Angus sail, God willing, mary and haif to spous Mar- 
gret Hepburne, sister to the said Adam Erie Boithuile, and the said mareage to be 
completit and solemnizate in face of haly kirk in all gudely haist ; for the complet- 
ing and fulfilling of the quhilk mareage lauchfully, the said Adam Erie Boithuile 
and his party forsaid sail content and pay to the said George Maister of Angus, 
his airis, executouris and assignais, the sovme of twa thowsand markis vsuale 
money of Scotland, to be payit at thir termes vnderwrittin, that is to say, at the 
completing of the said mareage, the sovme of three hundrethe markis, at the feist of 
Sanct Martyne in wynter next thairefter following, ane hundreth markis, at the 
feist of Witsonday next thareefter the sovme of ane vther hundrethe markis, and 
sa furth zerelie at ilk terme of Martymes and Witsonday, the sovme of ane 
hundrethe markis, ay and qidiill the said sovme of twa thousand markis be fullely 
and complete payit to the said George Maister of Angus ; for the securite of the 
payment of the quhilk sovme of toucher, the saidis Adam Erie Boithuile, Johne 
priour of Sanctandros, George abbot of Abirbrothok, and Adam Hepburne of 
Craggis, sail bynd and oblis thame, coniunctlie and seueralie, thare airis, execu- 
touris and assignais, to the said George Maister of Angus, his airis, executouris 
and assignais, and deliuer thare bandis and obligaciounis thairapioun in dew forme 
with all diligence ; and becaus the said Adam Erie Boithuile is viithin curatory 
throw nonage, the forsaidis venerable faderis and Adam Hepburne, his curatouris, 
consentis that the said Adam Erie Boithuile make his bandis and obligaciouns to 
the hale effect of thir indenturis : The quilk mareage being completit and solenrp- 
nizate in face of halikirk, as said is, the forsaidis Archibald Erie of Angus and 



118 THE BUCGLEUCH MUNIMENTS. [1509. 

George Maister of Angus bindis and oblissis thame, and thare airis, to gif ane 
hundrethe markis worth of the landis of Temptalloun, with thare pertinence, Hand 
within the scherefdome of Edinburghe and constabulary of Hadingtoun, to be 
considerit be gude estimatioun, as it gevis now, to the forsaidis Archibald and 
Margrete his spous, the langar levare of thame twa, in coniunct feftment, and the 
airis lauchfully to be gottin betuex thame, quhilkis failzeing to the said Archibaldis 
airis quhatsumeuer, to be haldin of our said Souerane Lord the King, be resigna- 
cioun or confirmacioun as beis thocht maist expedient be the said Margretis frendis : 
And gif it happynnis the said Archibald Erie of Angus to deceis before the said 
George Maister of Angus, the said George, now as thane, bindis and oblissis hym 
and his airis to gif fifty markis worth of his landis hand in competent place to the 
saidis Archibald and Margrete in coniunct feftment, and thare airis forsaidis, be the 
consideracioun of the said parteis in agmentacioun of the said coniunct feftment 
extendand in the hale to the avale of ane hundrethe pundis worth of land ; and gif 
ony impediment beis fundin betuex the saidis Archibald and Margrete in ony tyme 
to cum, quharethrow the said mareage beis nocht lauchfull, the forsaidis Archibald 
Erie of Angus, George Maister of Angus and Archibald, his sone and apperand 
aire, bindis and oblissis thaim to caus the said impedimentis als oft as thai be 
fundin be dispensit with, and the said mareage be maid lauchfull and dispensa- 
ciouns be brocht hame thareapoun apoun thare expens, with all possebill haist : 
And attour baith the forsaidis parteis for thame, thare kyn and frendis, bindis and 
oblissis thame to stand in afald kyndnes, amite and frendschip, and ilkane of thame 
take ane afald plane and vpricht part with vtheris, in all thare leifful and honest 
materis and actiounis in tyme to cum ; And all debatis and contrauersis that is 
betuex the said parteis and thare frendis of ony tymes bipast before the date hereof, 
sail be rewlit and decidit be myd persouns, and gif ony pleyis or debatis happynnis 
to fall and be betuex the saidis Archibald Erie of Angus and Adam Erie Boithuile, 
thare kyn or frendis, in tyme to cum, baith the forsaid parteis bindis and oblissis 
thame to stand at the correctioun, counsale, and ordinance of thir persouns vnder- 
writtin, that is to say, of the said George Maister of Angus, Maister Gawane 
Dowglas, provest of Sanct Gelis Kirk of Edinburghe, and Johne Erskin of Dvn, for 
the part of the said Archibald Erie of Angus ; the forsaidis Johne prioure of Sanct- 
andros, George abbot of Abirbrothok, and Adam Hepburne of Craggis, for the part 
of the said Adam Erie Boithuile, or ony twa of thame, quhilkis failzeand be deceis or 
absence, the forsaidis parteis sail cheis vther persouns in thare stedis, quhilkis sail 
correct and decerne the materis abonewrittin, or quhilkis sail happin to fall in tyme 



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to cum ; And gif it happynnis ony of the forsaidis lordis to deceis, thare airis that 
happynnis to succeid to thame sail make new bandis in the sickerrest wise be the 
avise of the persouns abonewrittin, for the souer keping of the kyndnes and amite 
abonewrittin, and gif ony of the forsaidis parteis happynnis to failze to vtheris in 
ony of thir thingis forsaidis, the party brekand bindis and oblissis thame, thare airis, 
executouris and assignais, to content and pay to the party bidand and fulfilland 
thare part of thir indenturis within xl dayis next efter that the said failze beis 
knawin, the sovme of ane thowsand markis vsn ale money forsaid to oure Souerane 
Lord, in name of pane, and the sovme of ane vther thowsand markis to the archi- 
bishop of Sanctandros, for the breking of thare aith of fidelite, to the fabricacioun 
of the metropolitane kirk of Sanctandros ; and the sovme of ane thowsand pundis 
money forsaid to the party abidand and fulfilland thare part of thir premissis, and 
thare airis, for thare dampnage, interesse and expens that thai happin to sustene 
and make tharethrow : To the obseruyng, keping and fulfilling of thir indenturis 
and bandis abonewrittin, baith the forsaidis parteis ar bundin and oblist to vtheris 
be the fathis and trewthis in thare bodeis, the haly evangelis twechit ; and to the 
part hereof to remane with the saidis Archibald Erie of Angus, George Maister of 
Angus, and Archibald, his sone and apperand aire, the forsaidis Adam Erie Boith- 
uile, Johne priour of Sanctandros, George abbot of Abirbrothok, Adam Hepburne 
of Oraggis, and Maister George Hepburne, has affixt to thare selis, and to the part 
of the sammyn to remane with the saidis Adam Erie Boithuile, venerable faderis 
Adam Hepburne and Maister George, the saidis Archibald Erie of Angus, and 
George Maister of Angus, has affixt to thare selis ; and the said Archibald Douglas, 
zoungar, becaus he had na propir sele present of his avne, he has subscriuit the 
sammyn with his hand, day, zere and place forsaidis : Before thir witnes, Williame 
Dowglace of Drumlanrig, Peter Carmichell, Williame Dowglas, sone to the said 
Archibald Erie of Angus, Maister Thomas Boid, persoun of Carmichell, and Alex- 
ander Clerk, notare publice, with vther diuers. Georg, Abbot off Abb c . 

117. Indenture between EobertLord ERSKiNEand John Erskine, knight, 
his son, and Balph Ker of Prymsydloch, and Bobert Ker of Farny- 
hirst, as to the mains of Synton. lGth June 1510. 

Thir Indentouris, maid at Edinburghe the xyj day of Junij, the zere of God ane 
thousand five hundreth and ten zeris, quhilk proportis, contenis and beris lele 
witnes in the self that it is appoyntit, aggreit and finaly concordit, betuix ane 



120 



THE BUCCLEUCH MUNIMENTS. 



[1510. 



noble and michty Lord, Robert Lord Erskin, Schir Johne Erskiu, Knyclit, sone and 
apperand aire to the said Lord on that ane part, Ralf Ker of Prymsydloche and 
Andro Ker of Famyhirst on that vther part, in maner, forme and effect as efter 
folowis : — That is to say, that forsamekle as the saidis Ralf and Andro has contentit 
and payt to the said Lord and Johne his sone, the sovme of four hundreth markis 
vsual money of Scotland, for the quhilk sovme the said Lord and Johne his sone 
and apperand aire, sail wedset, analy and infeft heretably be chartir and sesing, the 
saidis Ralf and Andro incontinent in tuenty merkis worth of the said Robertis 
landis of Syntoun, with thair pertinence, Hand in the barony of Syntoun and within 
the Scherefdome of Selkirk, to be haldin of the said Lord and his airis in fre blanche 
ferme, vnder ane reuersioun contenand the said sowme, the quhilk xx u merkis 
worth lyis in the Manys of Syntoun, nixt the five merkis worth that Walter Scot 
lies ; als the said Robert and Johne sail infeft be chartir and sesing of alienatioun 
the saidis Ralf and Andro in vther xx' 1 merkis worth of the said landis of Syntoun, 
quhar the saidis Ralf and Andro plesis, at the fest of Lammes nixt to cum, for the 
quhilk the saidis Ralf and Andro sail content and pay to the saidis Robert and 
Johnne, the sovme of four hundreth markis of the said money at the said fest of 
Lammes, or within aucht dais nixt thaireftir, vnder the pane of doubling, but 
fraud or gile, or ellis get the said Lord ane acquittance fra oure souerane lordis 
thesaurar of samekle sowme agane the said tyme ; als the said Lord, and Johnne his 
sone, sail mak the saidis Ralf and Andro, coniunctlie and seueralie, quhen thai re- 
quire thame, thare sessionaris and assignais, to the redemyng and lousing of the said 
five mark land fra the said Walter Scot, sone and aire to vmquhile Robert Scot, and 
incontinent eftir thai be redemit, the saidis Robert and Johne sail infeft thame here- 
tably in the samyn, to be haldin of the saidis Robert and Johnne in blanche ferme, 
kepand the tlire zere tak to the said Walter efter the redemptioun as law will, and the 
saidis Ralf and Andro sail mak reuersionis thairapon ; and gif it happinnis the saidis 
Robert and Johnne, or thare airis, to redeme ony part of the saidis landis, ane before 
ane vther, the saidis Robert and Johne sail mak sufficient lettrez of tak to the saidis 
Ralf, Andro and thare airis, quharby thai may brouke the said hale landis quhill 
the last part of the saidis landis be redemit, and thareftir the said haile landis, 
be the space of sewin zeris next efter the last redemptioun tharof, for sic malis as 
salbe specifiit in the reuersionis : Attour the said Robert and Johnne sail make 
sufficient lettrez of tak to the saidis Ralf, Andro, thare airis and assignais, als sicker 
as can be diuisit, but inconuenience of the xxxv markis worth of the saidis landis 
of Syntoun quhilk remanis attour the said xlv markis worth, for the space of vij 






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121 



zeris, and ay and quhill the latter part of the said xlv markis worth be redemit, 
and forth er, for the space of vij zeris nixt thareftir, of the quhilk xxxv markis 
worth, the saidis Ealf, Andro and thare aris sail hane ten markis worth in thare 
fee, and pay xxv markis for the remanent tharof zerelie, at twa termes in the zere, 
and gif ane termes payment being askit be the saidis Robert, Johne, or thare 
factouris rynnis vnpait in ane vther, thai sail forfalt and tyne thare said takkis ; 
als the saidis Robert and Johne bindis and obhssis thame that thai sail nevir sell, 
wedset, nor sett in tak the saidis landis of Syntoun, or ony part tharof, to Johnne 
Murray of Fawlohill, nor nane vtheris his kynnismen, allya, frendis, or ony vtheris 
be his way, and the saidis Robert and Johnne sail mak the saidis Ralf, Andro 
and thare airis sufficient charteris and infeftmentis of warrandice of his landis of 
Nesbit or ony pairt thairof ; the said Ralf . . . and Andro sail be redy to mak the- 
said Lord seruice quhen thai be requirit, and wait apoun him in tyine of weir, or 
ellis to caus thare sonnis or bredere to do the samyn : To the observing and keping 
of the quhilk thingis abone writtin, baith the forsaidis parteis ar bundin and 
oblist to vtheris, be the faithis and treuthis in thar bodeis, the Haly Ewangelis 
tuichit, and to the part of thir indentouris, to remain with the saidis Robert 
Lord Erskin and Schir Johne Erskin, his sonne and apperand aire, the forsaidis 
Ralf and Andro has affixt thare selis, and to the part of the samyn to remain 
with the saidis Ralf and Andro, the forsaidis Robert and Johne has affixt thare 
selis ; before thir witnes, Johne Erskin of Dvn, Alexander Erskin, Robert Erskin, 
James Ker, Williame Turnebule of Mynto, Alexander Zoung and Alexander 
Clerk, public notaris, with vtheris diuers. 



118. Acquittance by George Scott of the Qukammis, in favour of John 
Mure of Rowallane. 7th January 1510. 

I, George Scot of the Quhammys, grantis me till haue resauit fra Johne Mvre of 
Rowallane, the sovme of fourty lib. and fourtene merkis, gude and vsuale money of 
Scotland, for the warandice of the landis of Commosyde, Harwode and Drydane, 
quhilkis landis war recognist in the Kingis handis, and the saidis sovmez I obtenit 
apoun the said Johnne Mvre before the Lordis of oure Souerane Lordis Counsale 
for the said recognicioun ; of the quhilkis sovmez of fourty lib. and xiiij merkis for 
the said recognicioun, be the handis of the said Johnne Mvre, I grant me wele 
content and pait, and I, myn airis, executouris and assignais, quiteclamys and dis- 
chargis, be this my acquittance, the said Johnne Mvre, his airis, executouris and 

Q 



122 THE BUGCLEUCH MUNIMENTS. [1511. 

assignais, of the saiclis sovmez abonewritin for now and for euir ; and for the mair 
securite hereof I haue affixit my propir sele to this myn present acquittans, before 
thir witnes, Thomas Glendynwyn, Alexander Scot, burges of Edinburgh, James 
Boyde, Johnne Steyll, with vtheris diuers, togider with my subscripcioun manual!, 
at Edinburghe, the vij day of Januare, the zere of God j m v c and ten zeris. 

George Scot off the Quhommys, 
wyth my hand. 

119. Charter by King James the Fourth to William Douglas of 
Druinlanark, knight, of the barony of Hawick. 15th June 1511. 

sJacobus Dei gracia rex Scotorum, omnibus probis hominibus tocius terre sue, 
clericis et laicis, salutem : Sciatis nos dedisse, concessisse, et hac presenti carta 
nostra confirmasse, dilecto nostro Willelmo Douglas de Drumlanark, militi, omnes 
et singulas terras et baroniam de Hawik, videlicet; in proprietate, villam de 
Hawik cum molendino eiusdem, terras de Est Manys, West Manys, Crumhauch, 
et Kirktoun Manys, Flekkis et Murinese, Bamsy Clewis et Braidle ; et in tenandria, 
terras de Howpaslot, Chesholme, Quhithop, Dridane, Commonside, Vuir Harewod, 
Emetschelis, Teneside, Carlynpule, Nether Harewod, Weyndis Landis, Estir et 
Westir Heslyhope, Langhauch, Laristoftis, Kirkwod, Hardwodhill, Quhitchestir, 
Fennyk, Edgaristoun, Edgaristounschelis et Quhomys, cum suis annexis, tenentibus, 
tenandriis, liberetenencium seruiciis, aduocacione et donacione ecclesiarum et 
capellaniarum earundem, cum suis pertinenciis, jacentes infra vicecomitatum 
nostrum de Boxburgh ; quequidem terre et baronia, tarn in proj^rietate quam in 
tenandria, cum suis annexis, tenentibus, tenandriis, liberetenencium seruiciis, 
aduocacione et donacione ecclesiarum et capellaniarum earundem, cum suis per- 
tinenciis, fuerunt dicti Willelmi Douglas et suorum predecessorum prius hereditarie, 
et in manibus nostris recognite fuerunt ob alienacionem maioris partis earundem 
absque licencia, consensu, aut confirmacione nostra aut nostrorum predecessorum 
desuper habitis et optentis, et lapsis anno et die post dictam recognicionem et 
huiusmodi terris et baronia ad plegium minime dimissis, dictoque Willelmo et 
omnibus aliis interesse ad dictas terras et baroniam habentibus, seu habere 
putantibus, ad nostram instanciam legitime citatis ad videndum et audiendum 
seipsos easdem terras et baroniam in proprietate et tenandria amisisse decerni, et 
easdem nobis pertinere adiudicari, et in manibus nostris racione forisfacture ob 
causam predictam legittime deuenire, per nostri concilii dominos decretum et 



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123 



deliberatum extitit quod tote et integre dicte terre et baronia de Hawik, cum 
suis annexis, tenentibus, tenandriis, libere tenencium seruiciis, aduocacione et dona- 
cione ecclesiarum et capellaniarum earundem, cum suis pertinenciis, nobis per- 
tinerent in proprietate et possessione nobiscum permansure, et ad nostram 
placenciam disponende, ex eo quod dicte terre et baronia, vt prefertur, alienate 
fuerunt absque licencia, consensu, aut confirmacione nostri aut nostrorum prede- 
cessorum, prout coram dictis dominis clare probatum fuit, vt in eorum decreto 
et deliberacione desuper promulgatis plenius continetur : insiiper, pro bono et 
gratuito seruicio nobis per prefatum Willelmum impenso, creauimus, vniuimus, 
annexuimus, et incorporauimus, et hac presenti carta nostra creamus, vnimus, 
annexamus, et incorporamus' omnes et singulas prefatas terras, tarn in proprietate 
quam in tenandria, in vnam meram et liberam baroniam perpetuis futuris tem- 
poribus baroniam de Hawik nuncupandam, et maneriem de Hawik esse principale 
messuagium eiusdem baronie ; ac eciam pro nobis et successoribus nostris volumus 
et ordinamus quod sasine per dictum Willelmum et heredes suos apud dictum 
principale messuagium capiende sufficient et stabunt pro omnibus et singulis dictis 
terris et baronia de nobis in warda tentis, et quod sasine per ipsos apud le Mott de 
Hawik capiende sufficient et stabunt pro omnibus et singulis terris eiusdem baronie 
de nobis in alba firma tentis, absque aliqua alia particulari sasina apud aliquem 
alium locum dicte baronie in futurum capienda : Ac eciam pro nobis et succes- 
soribus nostris dedimus et concessimus, et hac presenti carta nostra damus et 
concedimus, ac confirmamus dicto Willelmo et heredibus suis totum jus, clameum, 
juris titulum et interesse, petitoria et possessoria, que et quod predecessores nostri 
nos aut nostri successores habuerunt, habuimus, aut quouismodo habere poterimus 
vel poterint in vel ad terras et baroniam prescriptas, cum suis annexis, tenentibus, 
tenandriis, liberetenencium seruiciis, molendino, aduocacione et donacione eccle- 
siarum et capellaniarum earundem, seu ad firmas, proficua et deuorias eisdem 
pertinentes vel ad aliquam partem dictarum terrarum racione forisfacture, recog- 
nicionis, alienacionis maioris partis, eschaete, resignacionis, nonintroitus heredis 
earundem, seu racione proprietatis, aut alias quouismodo, cum supplemento omnium 
defectuum pro quacunque causa preterita, vsque in diem date presencium; ac 
exonerauimus, quieteclamauimus, et renunciauimus, et hac presenti carta nostra 
exoneramus, quieteclamamus et renunciamus pro nobis et successoribus nostris 
eisdem dicto Willelmo et heredibus suis imperpetuum ; promittendo ex nostra 
certa sciencia et proprio motiuo litem desuper in futurum minime mouere : Ten- 
endas et habendas omnes et singulas dictas terras et baroniam de Hawick, vide- 



124 THE BUCCLEUCH MUNIMENTS. [1511. 

licet, in proprietate, villain de Hawik cum molendino eiusdem, terras tie Est 
Manys, West Manys, Cmmhauch, Kirktoun Manys, Flekkis, Murynese, Eamsy 
Clewis, et Braidle ; et in tenandria, dictas terras de Houpaslot, Ohesliolme, Quhitliop, 
Dridane, Commonside, Ovir Harewod, Emitschelis, Teneside, Carlynpule, Nethir 
Harewod, Weyndis Landis, Estir et Westir Heslyhope, Langhauche, Laristoftis, 
Kirkwod, Hartwodhill, Quhitchestir, Fennyk, Edgaristoun, Edgaristounschelis, 
et Quhomys cum suis annexis, tenentibus, tenandriis, liberetenencium seruiciis, 
aduocacione et donacione ecclesiarum et capellaniarum earundem, cum suis perti- 
nenciis vnitas, creatas, et incorporatas in vnam meram et integram baroniam, vt 
prefertur, dicto Willelrno et heredibus suis, de nobis et successoribus nostris, in feodo 
et liereditate ac libera baronia imperpetuum, per omnes rectas metas suas antiquas 
et diuisas, prout jacent in longitudine et latitudine, in boscis, moris, marresiis, viis, 
semitis, aquis, stagnis, riuolis, pratis, pascuis et pasturis, molendinis, multuris, et 
eorum sequelis, aucupacionibus, venacionibus, piscacionibus, petariis, turbariis, car- 
bonariis, lapicidiis, lapide et calce, fabrilibus, brasinis, bruariis et genestis, cum 
curiis et earum exitibus, berezeldis, bludewitis, et mulierum merclietis, cum furca, 
fossa, sok, sak, tholl, theme, inf'angtbeif, outfangtheif, pitt et gallous, cum libera 
foresta vbi silue et arbores crescentes existunt, cum le vert et venesoun ac eschaetis 
et amerciamentis, legibus foreste concordantibus, ac cum omnibus aliis et singulis 
libertatibus, commoditatibus, et asiamentis acjustis pertinenciis suis quibuscumque, 
tarn non nominatis quam nominatis, tarn subtus terra quam supra terram, procul et 
prope, ad predictas terras et baroniam cum tenentibus, tenandriis, et pertinenciis 
earundem predictis spectantibus seu juste spectare valentibus quomodolibet in 
futurum, et dictam villam de Hawik, cum libertatibus et prinilegiis burgi in 
baronia, et cum omnibus clausulis ad creacionem burgi in baronia necessariis, libere, 
quiete, plenarie, integre, honorifice, bene et in pace, absque obstaculo, questione, 
contradictione, aut reuocacione quacumque : Reddendo annuatim dictus Willelmus 
et heredes sui nobis et successoribus nostris pro dictis villa et molendino de Hawik, 
terris de Est Manys, West Manys, Crumhauch, Kirktoun Manys, Flekkis, Murynese, 
Ramsyclewis et Braidle, cum suis pertinenciis vnam sagittam, in festo assumptionis 
beate Marie Virginis, apud dictum principale messuagium de Hawik, nomine albe- 
firme si petatur tantum, et pro omnibus et singulis ceteris terris prescriptis vnam 
sectam ad quamlibet trium curiarum capitalium vicecomitatus nostri de Roxburgh, 
cum wardis et releuiis prefatarum terrarum et maritagio, cum contigerint ; necnon 
dedimus et concessimus, et hac presenti carta nostra damus et concedimus dicto 
Willelrno et heredibus suis nostram plenariam licenciam, consensum et assensum 



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125 



ad infeodandum per cartas et sasinas omnes liberetenentes dicte baronie de Hawik 
in suis tenandriis adeo libere et simili modo sicut easdem ante dictam forisfacturam 
tenuerunt ; quas infeodaciones prefatis tenentibus conficiendas, pro nobis et succes- 
soribus nostris, nunc prout extunc, et extunc prout exnunc, approbamus, ratifica- 
mus, ac volumus et ordinamus cpiod liuiusmodi infeodaciones dampnum, periculum 
forisfacture seu recognicionis minime erunt prefato Willelmo, heredibus suis aut 
personis suis tenentibus in gauisione dictarum tenandriarum sed tanti roboris et 
effectus esse [ac] si sub nostra magno sigillo confirmate extiterant : reseruato dicto 
Willelmo et heredibus suis similibus juribus priuilegiis et deuoriis dictarum tenan- 
driarum et tenendum sicut ipse aut ipsius predecessores ante prefatam forisfactu- 
ram habuit seu habuerunt. In cuius rei testimonium presenti carte nostre magnum 
sigillum nostrum apponi jirecepimus ; testibus reuerendissimo reuerendisque in 
Christo patribus Alexandro Sancti Andree arcliiejiiscopo, etc. ; cancellario nostro, 
Willelmo episcopo Abirdonensi, nostri secreti sigilli custode, Andrea episcopo 
Cathanensi, tliesaurario nostro, dilectis consanguineis nostris, Archibaldo comite 
de Ergile, domino Campbell et Lome, magistro hospicii nostri, Matheo comite de 
Levenax, domino Dernelie, Alexandro domino Hume, magno camerario nostro, 
Andrea domino Gray, justiciario nostro, magistris Gawino Dunbar, archidiacono 
Sancti Andree, clerico rotulorum Eegistri ac Concilii nostri, Patricio Painteire 
rectore de Tannadise, secretario nostro, et Eoberto Coluile de Vchiltre, nostre can- 
cellarie directore, apud Edinburgh, decimo quinto die mensis Junii, anno Domini 
millesimo quingentesirno vndecimo, et regni nostri vicesimo quarto. 



120. Sasine of William Dowglas of Drumlanark, knight, in the town of 
Hawick, Crumhawcht, etc. 23d January 1511. 

In Dei nomine amen : Per hoc presens publicum instrumentum cunctis pateat 
euidenter, quod anno Incarnacionis Dominice millesimo quingentesirno vndecimo, 
mensis uero Januarii die vicesimo tercio, indictione decima quinta, pontificatus 
sanctissimi in Christo patris et domini nostri, domini Julii diuina prouidencia pape 
secundi anno nono, in mei notarii publici et testium subscriptorum presencia per- 
sonaliter constitutus discretus vir, Alanus Denis, vicecomes de Eoxburghe in hac 
parte specialiter constitutus, vt mihi notario publico subscripto per quoddam sasine 
preceptum de capella regia impetratum, sub testimonio magni sigilli supremi domini 
nostri regis ibidem ostensum et perlectum luculenter constabat, vna mecum et testi- 
bus subscriptis, personaliter accessit ad le Mott in Hawyk, et ibidem sasinam heredi- 



126 THE BUCGLEUGH MUNIMENTS. [1514. 

tariam omnium et singularum terrarum subscriptarum, videlicet, ville de Hawyk, cum 
molendino eiusdem, terrarum de Est Manys et West Manys, Crumhawcht, Kyrk- 
toun Manys, Flekkis, Murinese, Eamsyclewis et Braidle, jacencium in baronia de 
Hawyk et infra vicecomitatum de Roxburgh, prouido viro Jacobo Browne, attor- 
nato et eo nomine nobilis viri Willelmi Dowglas de Drumlanark, militis, per tra- 
dicionem terre et lapidis et secundum tenorem carte supremi domini nostri regis 
quam dictus Willelmus Dowglas miles inde habet mox contulit et donauit, saluo 
jure cuiuslibet, vt moris est, ipsumque Jacobum attornatum vt supra et eo nomine, in 
realem, actualem et corporalem possessionem omnium et singularum prescriptarum 
terrarum cum pertinenciis, dictus vicecomes de Roxburgh in hac parte induxit et 
inuestiuit, de cuius attornati potestate michi notario publico subscripto per patentes 
literas regias luculenter constabat : Super quibus omnibus et singulis prefatus 
Jacobus Browne, attornatus vt supra et eo nomine, a me notario publico subscripto 
sibi fieri peciit presens publicum instrumentum : Acta erant hec apud le Mott de 
Hawyk, hora vndecima ante meridiem uel eocirca, sub anno, mense, die, indiccione 
et pontificatu quibus supra ; presentibus ibidem, prouidis et discretis viris, domino 
Roberto Lutherdaill, capellano, Matheo Rouchligis, Jacobo Lutherdaill, Willelmo 
Cesfurde, Andrea Lutherdaill, Andrea Scarlite, Johanne Zownger, et Willelmo 
Denis, cum diuersis aliis testibus ad premissa vocatis pariter et rogatis. 

Et ego Jacobus Blair clericus Glasguensis diocesis, publicus auctoritatibus 
imperiali regalique notarius, quia [etc., in forma communi]. 

121. Retour of James Douglas as heir of his father, William Douglas of 
Drumlangrig, in the lands of the barony of Hawick. 6th April 1514. 

Hec Inquisicio capta fuit apud Drumfres in Tolloneo eiusdem, sexto die mensis 
Aprilis anno Domini millesimo quingentesimo decimo quarto, coram honorabili 
viro Magistro Michaele Agnew vicecomite de Drumfres et Roxburgh, in ilia parte 
specialiter constituto, virtute certe commissionis sub alba cera supremi domini 
nostri regis sibi desuper directe, et per istos subscriptos, videlicet, Johannem Gor- 
dovn de Lochinver, Johannem Murray de Cokpule militem, Jacobum Maitland de 
Quenysbery, Alexandrum Gordovne de Achinreath, Jacobum Dowglas, Philippum 
Cunynghame de Birkschaw, Johannem Asloane de Garreach, Johannem Menzeis de 
Castelhill, Jacobum MakMatht de Dalpadir, Adam Murray de Powbudye, Gilbertum 
MakCawill de Grenane, Johannem Kirkhauch de Scalistoun, Petrum Dennoum 
de Creathane, Johannem Nelesoun de Corsok, et Fergusium Maknatht de Kilqu- 



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THE BUCGLEUGH MUNIMENTS. 



127 



honidie ; qui jurati dicunt quod quondam Willelmus Dowglas de Drumlangrig, 
miles, pater Jaoobi Dowglas, latoris presencium, obiit vltimo vestitus et sasitus ut 
de feodo ad pacem et fidem supremi domini nostri regis, de omnibus et singulis 
terris baronie de Hawik cum pertinenciis, cum tenentibus et tenandriis eiusdem 
baronie, et liberetenentium seruiciis earundem, jacentibus infra vicecomitatum de 
Roxburgh, videlicet, in proprietate, de villa de Hawik et de molendino eiusdem, et 
de omnibus et singulis terris de Est Manys et West Manys, Crumhauch, Kirktoun 
Manys, Flex, Murynes, Ramsiclewis, Braidlee cum suis pertinenciis, et de reliquis 
terris dicte baronie de Hawik in tenandria, vnacum aduocatione et donatione 
ecclesiarum et capellaniarum dicte baronie de Hawik ; dicunt eciam quod dictus 
Jacobus Dowglas est legittimus et propinquior heres eiusdem quondam Willelmi 
Dowglas de Drumlangrig, militis, sui patris, de dictis terris et baronia de Hawik 
cum suis pertinenciis ut premittitur, et quod est legittime etatis dispensatiue per 
dispensationem quondam supremi domini nostri regis, virtute vigore et continencia 
cuiusdam certi acti per eundem quondam supremum dominum nostrum regem, ex 
auisamento et consilio dominorum sui consilii, apud Twisilhaucb in Northumbir- 
land in Anglia desuper confecti ; dicunt etiarn quod dicte terre baronie de Hawik 
cum molendino ville de Hawik et ceteris suis pertinenciis, nunc valent per annum 
tricentas mercas et tantum valuerunt tempore pacis, et quod dicte terre baronie de 
Hawik vnacum dicto molendino ville de Hawik tenentur in capite de supremo 
domino nostro rege in hunc modum qui sequitur, videlicet, villa de Hawik et 
molendinum eiusdem et terre de Eist Manis et West Manys, Crumhauch, Kirktoun 
Manys, Flex, Murynes, Ramsiclewis et Braidlee, cum suis pertinenciis, que pertin- 
uerunt et spectarunt dicto quondam Willelmo Dowglas de Drumlangrig, militi, 
in proprietate, per donationem vnius sagitte in festo assumptionis beate Marie 
Virginis annuatim, ad capitale messuagium terrarum baronie de Hawik, nomine 
albe firme, si petatur tantum, et quod relique terre baronie de Hawik tenentur in 
capite de dicto supremo domino nostro rege per wardam et releuium, et vnam 
sectani annuatim reddendam ad quamlibet curiam trium curiarum capitalium vice- 
comitatus de Roxburgh, et quod dicte terre et baronia de Hawik cum molendino 
ville de Hawik nunc sunt in manibus dicti supremi domini nostri regis legittime 
per se ipsum, ob causani legittimi heredis jus suum hucusque minime prosequentis, 
a tempore septem mensium vel eo circa, quia tunc obiit dictus Willelmus Dowglas 
de Drumlangrig, miles. In cuius rei testimonium sigillum dicti vicecomitis 
vnacum sigillis quorundam qui dicte inquisitioni intererant faciende presentibus 
sunt appensa, anno, die, mense et loco prescripts, etc. 



128 THE BUCCLEUGH MUNIMENTS. [1514. 

122. Sasine of James Douglas of Drunilanryk, knight, in the lands and 
barony of Hawick. 3d June 1514. 

In Dei nomine amen : Per hoc presens publicum instrumentum cunctis pateat 
euidenter, quod anno Incarnacionis Dominice millesimo quingentesimo decimo 
quarto, mensis vero Junii die tercia, indiccione secunda, pontificatus sanctissimi in 
Christo patris et domini nostri, domini Leonis diuina proudencia j>ape decimi anno 
secundo, in mei notarii publici et testium subscriptorum piresencia personaliter 
constitutus discretus vir, Andreas Makturk, actornatus et eo nomine honorabilis 
viri Jacobi Dowglas de Drumlanryk, filii et heredis quondam Wilelmi Douglas de 
Drumlanryk, militis ac baronis baronie de Hawik, quoddam breue sasine de capella 
supremi domini nostri regis emanatum alba cera more sue capelle inclusum, perga- 
meno scriptum, honorabili viro Georgio Douglas vicecomitis deputato de Eoxbrugh 
presentauit et exlribuit ; cuius breuis tenor sequitur : Jacobus Dei gratia Eex 
Scotorum, vicecomiti et balliuis suis de Eoxbrugh, salutem ; quia per inquisicionem 
de mandato nostro per magistrum Michaelem Agnew vicecomitem nostrum de 
Eoxbrugh in hac parte factam et ad capellam nostram retornatam, compertum est, 
quod quondam Willelmus Douglas de Drumlangrik, miles, pater Jacobi Douglas 
latoris presencium obiit vltimo vestitus et sasitus vt de feodo ad pacem et fidem 
nostram, de omnibus et singulis terris et baronia de Hawik, cum tenentibus tenan- 
driis et liberetenencium seruiciis earundem cum pertinenciis, jacentibus infra vice- 
comitatum nostrum de Eoxbrugh, videlicet, villa de Hawik cum molendino eiusdem,et 
de terris de Est Manys, Vest Manys, Crumhauch, Kyrktone Manys, Flex, Murynes 
Eamsiclewis et Braidlie cum suis pertinenciis in proprietate, et de re[li]quis terris 
dicte baronie de Hawik in tenandria, vnacum aduocacione et donacione ecclesiarum 
et capellaniarum dicte baronie cum pertinenciis, et quod dictus Jacobus est legitti- 
mus et propinquior heres eiusdem quondam patris sui, de dictis terris et baronia 
cum tenentibus tenandriis et liberetenencium seruiciis earundem, vnacum aduoca- 
cione et donacione ecclesiarum et capellaniarum dicte baronie, et quod est legit- 
time etatis racione dispensacionis quondam karissimi patris nostri desuper concesse, 
et quod de nobis tenentur in capite ; vobis precipimus et mandamus quatenus 
dicto Jacobo vel suo certo actornato, latori presencium, sasinam omnium et singul- 
arum terrarum et baronie predictarum cum tenentibus tenandriis et liberetenencium 
seruiciis earundem vnacum aduocacione et donacione ecclesiarum et capellaniarum 
dicte baronie cum pertinenciis juste haberi faciatis, et sine dilacione, saluo jure 
cuiuslibet, capientes securitatem de viginti libris de fermis dictarum terrarum pro- 



1514.] THE BUGCLEUCH MUNIMENTS. 129 

prietatis baronie de Hawik, videlicet wille de Hawik cum molendino eiusdem, ter- 
rarum de Est Manys, Vest Manys, Crumhauch, Kyrktone Manys, Flex, Murenes, 
Ramsyclewis et Braidlie cum pertinenciis, termini Sancti Martini vltimo preteriti 
existencium in manibus nostris, sasina non recuperata, que firme extendunt annuatim 
ad quadraginta libras et de duabus sagittis per duplicacionem albe firme earundem, 
et de centum viginti mercis de firmis reliquarum terrarum et tenandriarum dicte 
baronie prefati termini Sancti Martini similiter existencium in manibus nostris, et 
de ducentis quadraginta mercis de releuio earundem nobis debitis, et hoc nullo modo 
omittatis ; teste meipso, apud Edinburgh, decimo nono die mensis Maii anno regni 
nostri primo : Quo quidem breue per dictum Georgium Dowglas deputatum recepto, 
aperto, et per me notarium publicum subscriptum in vulgari exposito, idem Georgius 
deputatus supradictus possessionem statum et sasinam hereditariam [in] predictis 
terris, videlicet, villa de Hawik cum molendino eiusdem, terris de Est Manys, Vest 
Manys, Crumhauch, Kyrktone Manys, Flex, Murynes, Eamsyclewis et Braidlie, cum 
suis pertinenciis in proprietate, et reliquis terris dicte baronie de Hawik in tenandria, 
vnacum aduocacione et donacione ecclesiarum et capellaniarum dicte baronie cum 
pertinenciis prefato Andree Makturk actornato et eo nomine ut supra personaliter 
presenti per tradicionem terre, lapidis et ligni, ut moris est, saluo jure cuiuslibet, 
mox contulit et donauit, de cuius actornati potestate michi notario publico luculenter 
satis constabat : supra quibus omnibus et singulis prefatus Andreas Makturk, attor- 
natus et eo nomine ut supra, a me notario publico subscripto sibi fieri peciit instru- 
mentum : Acta erant hec apud crucem foralem dicte ville et apud capitale 
messuagium de le Mot, hora quasi decima uel ea circa, sub anno, mense, die, indic- 
cione et pontificatu quibus supra, presentibus ibidem nobilibus et discretis viris, 
domino Alexandra Newton vicario de Hawik, domino Roberto Luderdaill cappel- 
lano, Willelmo Scot balliuo dicte ville, Jacobo Brown, Willelmo Schewyll, Andrea 
Luderdaill, Alano Denys sergiando, testibus ad premissa vocatis pariter et 
rogatis. 

Et ego Jacobus Newbe, presbiter Glasguensis diocesis, publicus sacra 
auctoritate apostolica notarius, quia [etc., in forma communi]. 

123. Sasine of Robert Dowglas, as heir of his father, Robert Dowglas of 
Lochlevin, in the lands of Logtoun. 31st October 1514. 

In Dei nomine amen : Per hoc presens publicum instrumentum cunctis pateat eui- 
denter, quod anno incarnacionis Dominice millesimo quingentesimo decimo quarto, 

R 



1 3 THE B UGGLE UGH M UNIMENTS. [1514. 



mensis vero Octobris die ultimo, incliccione tercia, pontificatus sanctissimi in Christo 
patris et domini nostri, domini Leonis diuina prouidencia pape decimi anno secundo, 
in mei notarii public! et testium subscriptorum presencia personaliter comparuit 
probus vir, Eobertus Dowglas certus attornatus et eo nomine bonorabilis viri Eoberti 
Dowglas de Lochlevin coram discreto viro Johanne Chaip balliuo vicecomitis de 
Edinburgh in liac parte specialiter et literatorie constituto, et ibidem dictus Eobertus 
certus attornatus nomine quo supra presentauit et deliberauit dicto balliuo quoddam 
preceptum siue mandatum sasine capelle regie emanatum, humiliter requirens 
eundem pro executione eiusdem fienda : Qui yero balliuus dictum preceptum 
siue mandatum sasine ea qua decuit reuerencia recepit et huiusmodi michi notario 
infrascripto perlegendum et publicandum tradidit, cuiusquidem tenor sequitur et est 
talis : Jacobus Dei gracia rex Scotorum vicecomiti et balliuis suis de Edinburgh 
salutem : quia per inquisicionem de mandate nostro per vos factam et ad capellam, 
nostram retornatam compertum est quod quondam Eobertus Dowglas de Lochlevin, 
pater Eoberti Dowglas, latoris presencium, obiit vltimo vestitus et sasitus vt de feodo 
ad pacem et fidem nostram de terris de Logdoun . . . jacentibus infra vicecomitatum 
de Edinburgh, et quod dictus Eobertus est legitimus et propinquior heres eiusdem 
quondam Eoberti patris sui de dictis terris cum pertinenciis, et quod est legitime 
etatis, et quod de nobis tenentur in capite, vobis precipimus et mandamus quatenus 
dicto Eoberto vel suo certo attornato, latori presencium, sasinam dictarum terrarum 
de Logdoun . . . juste haberi faciatis . . . capientes securitatem de duobus 
denariis argenti per duplicacionem albe firme earundem nobis debite . . . Teste me 
ipso ; apud Perth, vicesimo die mensis Octobris anno regni nostri secundo ; post 
cuiusquidem precepti siue mandati sasine perlecturam et publicacionem personaliter 
accessit dictus balliuus ad principale messuagium dictarum terrarum de Logdoun 
et ibidem . . . sasinam et possessionem hereditariam sepedictarum terrarum de 
Logdoun . . . prefato Eoberto Dowglas certo attornato et eo nomine dicti Eoberti 
Dowglas de Lochlevin per tradicionem et deliberacionem terre et lapidis fundi 
earundem . . . dedit . . . Acta erant hec apud principale messuagium dictarum 
terrarum de Logdoun, hora octaua ante meridiem uel eo circa . . . Presentibus 
ibidem prouidis et discretis viris, videlicet, Georgio Heicht, Thoma Eammage, 
Thoma Heicht, Willelmo Eammage, Thoma Grenlaw, Willelmo Dauidsoun, et 
Eoberto Sandersoun seriando, cum multis aliis . . . 

Et ego Johannes Scot, presbyter Sancti Andree diocesis, publicus sacra aposto- 
lica auctoritate notarius [etc., in forma commimi]. 



1517.] THE BUGCLEUOH MUNIMENTS. 131 



124. Obligation by John Duke of Albany, Regent, to grant new infeft- 
ment to Sir "Walter Scott of Branxholm in all his lands. 23d 
September 1516. 

Gubernator. 
We grant and promittis fathfullie in the Kingis name and ouris to our louit 
Walter Scot of Branxelme, Knycht, for his gude trew and thankfull seruice 
done to the Kingis grace and ws for the wele of the realme, that we sail mak 
him haue new infeftment vnder the gret sele in the best forme, als sone as he 
plesis, of all his landis and heretageis, with thair pertinence, haldin immediatlie of 
the kingis hienes, with creatioun and annexatioun therof in baronyis, suppleing of 
all faltis and all vther clausis necessar and resonabill in the best and largest forme 
that can be deuisit without inconuenientis, and the samin to be sped without coni- 
positioun. Subscriuit with our hand at Edinburgh, the xxiii day of September, 
the zere of God j m v c and xvj zeris. 



^Qhjt/W^e 



125. Eetour of Walter -Scott, knight, as heir of his father, Sir "Walter 
Scott of Branxhelm, in the lands of Buccluch, Branxhelm, etc. 27th 
October 1517. 

Hec inquisicio facta fuerat coram honorabili viro Jacobo Douglas de Caueris vice- 
comite de Roxburgh!, in pretorio de Jedburght, vicesimo septimo die mensis Octobris 
anno Domini millesimo cniingentesinio decimo septimo, per hos subscriptos, videlicet, 
ThomamKer de Lintole, Johannem Gledstanis de Coklaw, Georgeum Scot de Quhom- 
mys,Bobertum Scot deAlanhauclrt, Bobertum Scot de Holpaslot, Georgeum Douglas 
de Trowis, Walterum Scot de Sintoune, Wilelmum Douglas de Brerezardis, Philip- 
pum Scot de Edschaw, Archibaldum Gledstanis, Leoneni Schavil, Robertum Fresal de 
Buntoune, Walterum Scot, Kintigernum Douglas et Fatricium Douald : Qui jurati 
dicunt quod quondam Walterus Scot de Branxhelm miles pater "Valteri Scot, militis 
latoris presencium, obiit vltimo vestitus et sasitus vt de feodo ad pacem et fidem 
supremi domini nostri regis de- terris de Bucclucht, Bankilburn, de dimedia parte 
terrarum de Branxhelm, de totis et integris terris de Quhitchestir, Lempatlaw, 
Elryg, de sex terris husbandiis in Grimislaw vocatis Portaris Landis, de totis et 



132 THE BUCCLEUCH MUNIMENTS. [1517. 

integris terris de Hecfurd, sex libratis terrarum de Langtoune, de octo terris hus- 
bandiis in Grimislaw, jacentibus infra vicecomitatnm de Boxburght et in baronia 
de Branxhelm per annexationem ; et quod dictus Walterus Scot miles est legitti- 
mus et propinquior heres eiusdem quondam Valterj Scot militis patris sui de 
dictis terris et annuis redditibus cum pertinenciis : et quod est legitime etatis ; et 
dicta dimedia pars terrarum de Branxhelm cum pertinenciis nunc est vasta, et 
tempore pacis valuit vigintj quatuor marcis per annum monete Scocie ; et dicte 
terre de Quitchester cum pertinenciis nunc sunt vaste, et tempore pacis valuerunt 
per annum viginti libris dicte monete ; et dicte terre de Lempetlaw cum per- 
tinenciis nunc sunt vaste, et tempore pacis valuerunt per annum viginti libris 
dicte monete ; et dicte terre de Elryg nunc sunt vaste, et tempore pacis valuerunt 
per annum decern libris dicte monete, et dicte terre de Buccluclit et Bankilburne 
nunc sunt vaste, et tempore pacis valuerunt per annum vigintj libris dicte monete ; 
et dicte sex terre husbandie in Grymislaw vocate Portaris Landis valent nunc per 
annum quatuor libris et tempore pacis valuerunt tantum ; et dicte terre de Hec- 
furd valent nunc per annum viginti libris et tantum valuerunt tempore pacis ; et 
dicte sex librate terrarum de Langtoune valent nunc per annum sex libris et 
tantum valuerunt tempore pacis ; et dicte octo terre husbandie de Grimislaw valent 
nunc per annum octo marcis et tantum valuerunt tempore pacis ; et dicte terre 
de Bucclucht et Eankilburne tenentur in capite de supremo domino nostro rege 
immediate in alba firma pro denario in festo Penthecostes annuatim si petatur 
tantum ; et dicte terre de Quhitchestir cum pertinenciis tenentur in capite de 
supremo domino nostro rege in alba firma pro denario in festo Penthecostes 
annuatim si petatur tantum ; et dicte terre de Lempatlaw cum pertinenciis 
tenentur immediate in capite de dicto supremo domino nostro rege in alba firma 
pro denario in festo Penthecostes annuatim si petatur tantum ; et dicte terre de 
Elryg cum pertinenciis tenentur in capite de dicto domino nostro rege in alba 
firma pro denario in festo Penthecostes annuatim si petatur tantum ; et dicte sex 
terre husbandie de Grimislaw vocate Portaris Landis tenentur in capite de supremo 
domino nostro rege in alba firma pro denario in festo Penthecostes annuatim si 
petatur tantum ; et dicta dimedia pars terrarum de Branxhelme et terre de Hecfurd 
cum pertinenciis et dicte sex librate terrarum de Langtoune tenentur immediate 
in capite [de] supremo domino nostro rege per seruicium warde et releuij ; et 
dicte octo terre husbandie de Grimislaw cum pertinenciis tenentur in capite [de 
Patricio] comite de Bothuel domino Halis et Crechtoune domino superiori earun- 
dem per seruicium warde et releuij ; et dicte terre de Bucclucht, Eankylburne, 



1519.] THE BUCCLEUCH MUNIMENTS. 133 

Quhitcliestir, Eilrig et Lempatlaw et sex terre husbandie de Grimislaw vocate 
Portaris Landis nunc sunt in manibus supremi domini nostri regis immediate 
tanquam domini superioris earundem legitime per seipsum per decessum dicti 
quondam Walteri Scot de Branxhelm militis, ob defectum dicti Walteri Scot 
militis lieredis dicti quondam Walterj militis jus suum hucusque minime prose- 
quentis per spacium quatuordecim annorum vltime elapsorum ; et dicta dimedia 
pars terrarum de Branxbelm, terre de Hecfurde, sex librate terrarum de Lang- 
toune sunt in manibus domini nostri regis tanquam in manibus domini superioris 
earundem legitime per seipsum per spacium quatuordecim annorum per decessum 
dicti quondam Valterj militis de Branxhelm ob defectum dicti Walterj Scot 
militis latoris presencium ; et dicte octo terre husbandie de Grimislaw nunc 
existunt in manibus dicti Patricij comitis per decessum dicti quondam Walterj 
Scot militis tanquam in manibus domini superioris earundem legitime per seipsum 
per spacium quatuordecim annorum ob defectum dictj Walterj Scot militis latoris 
presencium propter suam minorem etatem : In cuius rei testimonium sigilla 
quorundam eorum qui dicte inquisicionj intererant, vna cum breui incluso, et sigillo 
dicti vicecomitis in tergo presentibus sunt appensa : Apud Jedburght anno, die, 
mense quibus supra. 

126. Letters of Bailiery by Robert, Abbot of Melrose, in favour of 
Walter Scott of Bukcleuch, knight. 20th December 1519. 

Be it kend til al menne be thir present lettres, ws, Robert, be the permissioune of 
God Abbot of Melros, and Conuent of the samyn, the vtiliteis, commoditeis and 
singulare profettis of our foirsaid Abbaye consideryt and riplye avisit, and the 
dyuers diligent labouris and travellis quhilkis ane honorabil man and our special 
frend, Walter Scot of Bukcleuch, knycht, with his kynne and frendis hais lauboryt 
for ws, and the vtilite of our said Abbaye, efter dyuers communicationis had amangis 
ws and our Conuent conuentualye gadderyt, tharfor til haue maid, constitut, and 
ordanyt, and be the tenour of thir our present lettres makis, constitutis, and 
ordanys the forsaid Walter, our verraye lauful, vndoutit and irreuocabil bailze of 
al and syndrye oure landis callit Mellroslandis, excep Kylismur, and our landis in 
Karrik and Nythisdail, for al the tyme and termys of nyntene zeris, nyxt and 
immediatlye followand the dayt of thir presentis, and his entre to the said office to 
be at the daye of the dayt of thir presentis, and fra thyne furthe til continewe and 
indur aye and quhill the said nyntene zeris be fullelye compleyt and outrune : 



134 THE BUCCLEUCH MUNIMENTS. [1519. 

Giffand, grantand, and eommittand to our said bailze our ful and playne power, 
express biddyne, and special mandment and charge, court or Courtis within our 
said landis, or onye part of thaim to proclayme, ferine hald, and continew ; officiaris 
sik as clerkis, sutouris, seriandis, and dempstaris to maik, cheis, and gare be sworne; 
justice to minister, trespassouris to pwnys, ward and dome to gif in ; oure men ser- 
uandis, or thare gudis, befoyre quhatsumeuer jugis attechit or areistit til our courtis 
and pireuilege tharof to reduce, borrow and haym bryng ; cautioune and coiliraithe 
neidful to fynd ; our malis, gersummys and otheris our deweteis to lift, raise, and 
to the vtilite of ws and our place to inbryng, and gif neid beis, tharfor to compel 
and distrenze ; witht power to maik deputis to excers the said office, for the quhilkis 
he sal answere, and al and other syndrye thyngis to do, vs and excers that to the 
office of bailzerye of law or consuetud is knawyne to perteyne :■ Ferme and stabil 
haldand, and for to hald al and quhatsumeuer thyngis our said bailze in the said 
office richwislye ledis to be done, vnder the payne and oblisyne of the lawe neidful 
and requirit ; and we forsuthe the saidis Abbot and Conuent, the foirsaid office of 
bailzerye to the foirsaid Walter, or his deputis ane or maye vnder hyme, for ws 
and our saccessouris induryne the said nyntene zeris aganys all deidlye sal w'arrand, 
acquiet and defend. In witnes heirof to this our present letter of bailzerye we 
haue hungyne our commone seil, at our Abbaye of Melros, the xx daye of Decem- 
ber, the zere of God a thowsand v° and xix zeris. 

Eobert, Abbot off Melros. Eobertus Liddall. 

Johannes Huntere. Mtchaell Watsone. 

wllilmus forrus. johannes andersone. 

Eoeertus Hoyc. Eicardus Chatto. 

Johannes Fyschare. Jacobus Eychartson. 

Andreas Houdsone. Jhoannes Brownefild. 

Adam Hangatsyd. Thomas Mersor. 

Eoeertus Hudson. Patricius Wrycht. 

Jacobus Lythqw, suppostulatus. 

WlLLELMUS FlLP. ElCARDUS PATERSON. 

Eobertus Derlyng. Johannes Eldar. 

NlCOLAIUS WlLZEMSONE. JOHANNES LlDDALL. 

Thomas Atzensone. Willelmus Mos. 

Jacobus Eiddall. 
Thomas Patosone. 



1519.] THE BUCCLEUCH MUNIMENTS. 135 

127. Obligation by Walter Scott of Bukclucli, knight, not to abuse the 
office of Bailie of the lands of Melrose Abbey. 20th December 1519. 

Be it kende tyl al men be thir present lettres, me, Walter Scot of Bukcluche, 
knycht, to be bundin and oblissit, and be thir present lettres byndis and oblissis me, 
myn airis, executouris and assignais, tyl an venerabil fader in God, Eobert, Abbot 
of Melros, and the convent of the samyn, and ther successouris, that nocht with- 
standing quhatsumeuer terme, claus, or clausis beynge in an lettre of balzorie maid 
to me be the saidis abbot and convent of ther landis of Melroslande, Ettryk, Row- 
donov, Eskdailmur, Ringwodfeld, and Esttywidail, that I, nor nan in myn naym, nor 
nryne airis nor frendis, sal neuer nowther attempt nor vsurp to rais nor to set ony 
landis less or mar belangand the said abbay, or out or input ony tennand, inhabi- 
tant, or seruande ane or may in the saide landis, or ony other pertenande to thaim, 
but expres and speciale comniande of the forsaidis abbot and convent, or ther suc- 
cessouris, nor sal neuer nowther rais, exers, nor ws na new custum nor dew seruice 
apon the saide Abbaye,ther tennandis, inhabitantis, or seruandis forsaidis,bot sik lik 
as ther bailzeis has done in fortymmis : Ande attour, I sal supplie, mantein and de- 
fende quhatsumeuer rewil, ordinance, or constitutioun maide or to be maide be the 
saidis abbot and convent or ther successouris, within the saide abbay or without, 
concernyng the spiritualite or temporalite therof, or in ther landis forsaide, nocht- 
withstanding the indignatioun of quhatsumeuer person or personis contrar therto, fra 
the Kingis gud grace down, within the reahue of Scotland : And attour, quhereuer or 
quhat tyme the saidis abbot and convent or ther successouris sal commande, charge, 
or commyt to me, myn airis, executoris, or assignais forsaide, to red or dewoid ony steide 
or steidingis out of quhatsumeuer handis within the landis forsaide, I sal do niyne 
office lelilie and trevlie therto, and nocht desist therof quhil it be put tyl dew 
executioun, nowther for frendschip, kyndnes, manrent, feid, or fawor of quhatsum- 
euer person or personis of ony maner of conditioun : And alswa, I sal neuer, nor 
nan in myne nam, myne airis or frendis, throw the office of bailzerye forsaid, nor 
nan other wais that I or thai may lat, nowther hurt, berry, nor charge the saide 
abbay, ther landis nor tennandis, with the haldin or fedin of hundis, halkis, or 
hors, or ony other way sik lik, or with ony maner of cariagis, or dew seruice other 
than the bailzeis has don in fortymme ; na I sal neuer, nor nan in my name, nowther 
be my self or zit ony mediat person, tak, waist, or destroy ther woddis, quarrellis, 
or fiche ther wateris, bot with ther special licence and faworis, and sal caus myn 
men and frendis, and al otheris quham that I may lat, to obserff, keip, and do syk 



136 THE BUGGLEUCH MUNIMENTS. [1519, 

lyk : And attonr, I sal nocht rais nor vplift na vnlawis, amerciamentis, or blude- 
wyttis within the saidis landis, bot with the consal and awis and special command 
and charge of the abbot and convent forsaidis : And quhereuer ony of thir forsaide 
landis now is or sail happin to be occupyit, manwryt, or plennissit with quhatsum- 
euer person and personis of ony maner of degre, I sal caus and gar the mailis, 
fermis, tend is and other dewiteis therof to be pait to the saidis abbot and convent, 
or ther factouris, in sa far as I may of justice, al dissimulatioun secludit and 
away put : Als, I sal neuer, nowther gif nor grant my kindnes nor benyvolence 
of the saide office to na person nor personis quhatsumeuer, nor sal mak na deput 
nor deputtis onder me in the saide office bot with the expres awis, consail, and 
consent of the abbot and convent forsaidis : and gif it happinnis me, myn airis 
or assignais, wolfullie or on set purpos, ony maner of wais, as God forbid to do, to 
falze or brek in the obseruynge and kepin of thir articlis abone writin, or ony an 
of thaim, I and thai sal gif our and renunce al tak and assedatioun of the saide 
balzerie and clame therto, and now be the tenour of this present wryt, giffis our 
and renuncis the sammyn, and sal thol and suffer the saidis abbot and convent, 
with faworis and kindness, to broik and jois the saide office, and to set or gif the sam- 
myn quhamto euer it pleis thaim, but ony molestatioun, indignatioun, or feid of me or 
ony that I may lat : To obseruinge and kepin of thir premisis leylie and trevlye as 
said is, I bynde and oblis me, myne airis and assignais, myne and ther landis, rentis, 
possessionis and gudis, mowabil and wnmowabil, fer and neir, als weil nocht nemmit 
as nemmyt, quharsumeuer thai mai be fundin, to the saidis abbot and convent and 
ther successouris, to be tan and away had at the wil of the saide abbot and con- 
vent, ay and quhil thai be assithit and plesit of ther dampnagis and scaithtis that 
thai happin to tak throv the nocht obseruinge and keiping of thir articlis abone 
writtin in the maist strait, ferme and sickir forme of obligatioun that can be ex- 
cogitat and thocht, and onder the pane of defame and perjur perpetual, na remeid 
of law cannon or cywil, etc. In witnes of the quhilk thinge I haif subscriwit and 
to hungin my seil to thir presentis at the Abbay of Melros forsaide, the xx day of 
December in the zeir of God an thovsande fif hundretht and nynten zeiris. 








1519.] THE BUCCLEUCH MUNIMENTS. 137 

128. Contract between Sir Walter Scott of Branxhelm, knight, and 
James and John Gledstanis, for the marriage of John Gledstanis 
to Janet Scott, etc. 9th February 1519. 

At Branxhelm, the nynt day of the monetht off Februar, the zher of God ane 
thousand fyff hundretht and nyntin zheris, it is appunctit, aggreit and finaly endit 
betuix honorabil men, that is to say, Waltir Scot of Branxhelm, knicht, on the 
tane part, and James Gledstanis, sone and air apperand to Johanne Gledstanis of 
Coklaw, and Johanne Gledstanis, sone and air apperand to the said James, on the 
tuddyr part, in maner and forme as efftyr followis ; that is to say, that the said 
Johanne Gledstanis, zoungar, sal, God willing, mary and haiff to wyff Jonet Scot, 
douchter to the said Waltyr Scot of Branxhelm, knicht, and failzeand of hir be 
decess or ony vthir ways, Cristiane Scot, douchtyr alsua to the said Waltyr Scot, 
knicht, and failzeand of thaim tua be ony maner caus, ony vthir gentyl woman 
quhom it sal pies the said Waltyr Scot, knicht, to mary the said Johanne Gled- 
stanis, zoungar, apon, vithout disparising of his blud, in al gudly hast at the com- 
mand of the said Walter Scot, knicht, and as thai may of law : For the quhilk 
caussis and mariagis the said Waltyr Scot of Branxhelm, knicht, sail content and 
pay to the said James Gledstanis the soume of thre hundretht markis gud and 
vsual mony of the realme of Scotland, at thir termes efftyr follouing, that is to say. 
ane hundretht pundis at the compleitting of the said mariagis, and ane vthir 
hundretht pund vithin zher and day tharefftyr following, to be payit bot fraud or 
gyl ; and the said James sal gyff to Johanne Gledstanis, his sonne, and the said 
Jonet or Cristiane, quhom it happynnis hym to mary, the tend pundis wortht of 
land lyand vithin the schereffdoume of Peblis, and in the barony off Hundilhillishop, 
and tuenty pundis wortht of land Hand within the schereffdoume of Roxburght, 
callit Guddisclucht, Vnishop, Binkkis and Langbittis, and in the barony of Caueris, 
in coniunct fefftment, gyff thai canne be gottine resignit in the ourlordis handis ; 
and failzeand that thai canne nocht be gottine resignit be consent of the ourlordis, 
the saidis landis to be gevine to the said Jonet or Cristiane vith quhom it sal 
happine the said Johanne to be maryt in thar virginite, in lyffrent, in donacionem 
propter nuptias ; and gyff sa beis that it sal happine the said Johanne Gledstanis, 
zoungar, to be maryit, at the command and plesour of the said Walter Scot, knicht, 
vpoun ony vthir gentyl woman than ane of his tua douchteris, the said James Gled- 
stanis sail gyff to the said Johanne Gledstanis, his sonne and air, and the gentyl 
woman vpoun the quhilk it sal happine hym be maryit, bot ten pundis wortht of 

s 



138 THE BUCCLEUCH MUNIMENTS. [1519. 

land in Tueddail allanerly in coninnct fefftment, or befor the solemnysyng of 
mariagis, in lyff rent, as is abune vrittine ; and gyff it bappynnis, the landis abune 
vrittine to be gevine oveir to ony ane of the said Walter Scottis douchteris abune 
vrittine, or ony vthir gentylwoman, as said is, in coniunct fefftment, the said 
coniunct fefftment to be gevine vithin tuenty dayis to the said Johanne and the 
gentyl voman with quhom it sail happine hym to be maryt, and the said James 
sal mak the expens vpon the new infeftmentis ; and gyff the said Johanne 
G-ledstanis, zoungar, beis maryt vpon ony vthir than ane of the saidis Wal- 
teris tua douchteris, that to be done be the avyss of Wat Scot of Syntoun, 
and Philp Scot of Eadschaw ; and gyff it happynnis the said Johanne Gled- 
stanis, zoungar, to decess, and the said lardschip of Coklaw to cum to the 
airis famail of the said James, the said Walter Scot of Branxhelm, knicht, to 
haiff the mariagis of the air famail to Johanne Scot, his son, and failzeand of 
hym, the mariagis of the airis famail quhatsumeuyr to be at the gyfft, disposicioune, 
and to be maryit and disponit apoun be the said Walter Scot, knicht, as sal pies hym, 
sua thai be maryit vpoun gentylmen bot disparising, the said Waltyr Scot, knicht, 
payand the toquhir to the said James in lykwis at the compleitting of the mariagis 
of the airis famail as he suld do off the airis mail ; and the said James sal nowdyr 
sel, wodset, nor analy to na maner man nor woman of nan part of his said here- 
tagis, and sal do his vttir possebil delegens to get al maner euidentis, charteris, 
sasinis, reuersionis, obligationis, instrumentis pertening to the said heretagis, and 
sal nocht put away nor distroy nor renunce nane of thaim ; and the said Waltyr 
Scot, knicht, sal do his vttir possebyl deligens to keip the saidis landis and here- 
tagis of Coklaw vnsald, analyit, or wedset tyl ony manner of man, and naimly to 
his kynnismen and frendis, the Scottis, sua that gyff ony of thaim intromittis 
tharwith the said Johan Gledstanis, elder, it sal be knawine to the cuntra that it 
is done aganis his wyl, and tyl his vttyr displesour ; and gyff thar happynnis ony 
impediment quhar throw ony of the personis abune vrittine ma nocht remane in 
mariagis or be maryt, the party throw the quhilk the impediment happynnis and oc- 
curris sal, vpoun thar awine expens, rais and bring haim ane dispensatioun fra the 
Court of Rome, or ony vthir place quhar it ma be had, and efftyr it be cummyn haime, 
cause the same be vsit, and efftyr to remane in mariagis : And to the obseruing, 
keiping and fulfilling of al and sindry the punctis and artikillis abune vrittine, baith 
the saidis [part]eis ar bund and oblist be the faitht and treu[tht] in thar bodyis, and 
onder the paine off periur, infamie, and neuir to be hard in jugisment : And gyff it 
happynis [ane] of the saidis parteis to brek or failze in the premisses, or ony punt 



1522.] THE BUGCLEUOH MUNIMENTS. 139 

of tliame, the party breikand sal content and pay to our Souerane the King fyff 
hundreth merkis vsual mony of Scotland in naim of paine, fyff hundreth merkis to 
the Bischop of Glascew for brekking of faitht and violacioune of the samyn, and 
fyff hundreth merkis to the party keipand, for costis, schaithtis, damnagis, interes, 
and expensis sustenit be hym : In witnes heroff to the part off thir indenturis 
remanand vith the saidis James and Johne zoungar the seel and subscrip- 
tiounne of the said Waltyr Scot of Branxhelm, knicht, ar affixt, and to the 
part of thir indenturis remanand vith the said Valtyr Scot, knicht, the saidis 
James and Johanne has procuryt vith instance the seel of ane virschipful clerk, 
Master Wilzaime Cvninghaime, persoune of Hawyk, subscriuand with thar hand 
at the pen, to be affixt, zher, day and place abune vrittine, befor thir witness, 
the said Master Wilzaime Cvninghaim, persoune of Hawyk, Schir Johanne Hardy, 
chaplane. Walt. Scot of Branxhelm, Knicht, 

v*. hand at pen. 

129. Sasine of Robert Douglas, grandson and heir-apparent of Robert 
Douglas of Lochlevin, in the barony of Logtoun, dated 2d September 
1522. 

In Dei nomine amen : . . . Anno incarnacionis dominice millesimo quingentesimo 
vicesimo secundo, mensis vero Septembris die secundo, indictione decima, ponti- 
ficatus sanctissimi in Christo patris et domini nostri, domini Leonis diuina proui- 
dencia pape decimj anno decimo, in mei notarij publicj et testium subscriptorum 
presencia personaliter accessit honorabilis vir, Johannes Mowbray in Crawmond 
regis, vicecomes in hac parte vicecomitatus de Edinburghe, per literas patentes 
supremi domini nostri regis sub testimonio sui magnj sigilli specialiter constitutus, 
ad terras de Logtoun cum suis pertinenciis, jacentes infra vicecomitatum de Edin- 
burghe, et ibidem prouidus vir Johannes Zoung, actornatus, et eo nomine Robert! 
Douglas nepotis et heredis apparentis Robertj Douglas de Lochlevin . . . habens 
in manibus suis quoddam preceptum sasine sub testimonio magnj sigillj 
humiliter requirens dictum Johannem Mowbray vicecomitem in hac parte antedic- 
tum pro execucione eiusdem fienda : Qui vero dictus vicecomes dictum preceptum 
sasine a dicto Johanne Zoung actornato antedicto ad manus recepit, et huiusmodi 
michi notario publico subscripto tradidit perlegendum et publicandum : cuius 
precepti tenor sequitur in hijs verbis : Jacobus Dei gracia rex Scotorum, vicecomi- 
tibus et balliuis suis de Edinburgh et Roxburgh, necnon dilectis nostris Andree 



140 THE BUCCLEUCH MUNIMENTS. [1523. 

Ker, Patricio Fortoun, Dauid King, Jacobo Euthirfurd, Johanni Langlandis, 
Johanni Mowbray in Crawmond, ac eorum cuilibet . . . salntem : Quia nos cum 
auisamento . . . carissimj consanguinej et tutoris nostri Johannis ducis Albanie, 
etc., regni nostri protectoris et gubernatoris, dedimus et concessimus hereditarie 
dilecto nostro Eoberto Douglas nepotj et heredj apparent] Eobertj Douglas de 
Locblevin, totas et integras terras et baroniam de Logtoun . . . jacentes infra 
vicecomitatum nostrum de Edinburgli ; ac totas et integras terras et baroniam de 
Langnewtoun cum . . . aduocacione et donacione ecclesie de Langnewtoun, 
jacentes infra vicecomitatum nostrum de Roxburgbt : Quequidem terre et baronie 
cum suis pertinenciis fuerunt dictj Eobertj Douglas senioris hereditarie ; et quas 
idem ... in manibus prefati carissimj consanguinej et tutoris nostri ad hoc potes- 
tatem habentis nomine nostro, apud Edinburgh sursum reddidit pureque et sim- 
pliciter resignauit . . . Vobis precij)imus et mandamus quatenus dicto Eoberto 
juniorj . . . latori presencium, sasinam dictarum terrarum et baroniarum, cum 
. . . aduocacione et donacione ecclesie de Langnewtoun . . . juste haberi faciatis 
. . . Datum sub testimonio magni sigilli nostri, apud Edinburgh, vicesimo quinto 
die mensis Augusti anno regni nostri nono. Post cuiusquidem precepti sasine 
perlecturam et publicacionem prefatus Johannes Mowbray vicecomes . . . sasinam 
. . . totarum et integrarum predictarum terrarum et baronie de Logtoun . . . 
prefato Johannj Zoung, actornato et eo nomine predictj Eobertj Douglas . . . 
dedit . . . Acta erant hec apud capitale messuagium dictarum terrarum de Log- 
toun, hora tercia post meridiem vel eocirca . . . Presentibus ibidem honorabilibus 
viris Johanne Stewart de Cragyhall, Jobanne Hammyltoun in Cragcruk, Magistro 
Thoma Anderson notario publico, Jacobo Eoull, Dauid Logy, Johanne Ochiltre in 
Crawmond, et Thoma Skynnar, cum diuersis alijs . . . 

Et ego vero Alexander Zoung, clericus Sancti Andree diocesis, publicus 
sacra apostolica auctoritate notarius [etc., in forma communi]. 



130. Charter by King James the Fifth to Walter Scott of Branxelme, 
knight, and Elizabeth Carmichell, his spouse, of the lands of the 
town of Eckfurd. 4th September 1523. 

Jacobus Dei gracia rex Scotorum, omnibus probis hominibus tocius terre sue 
clericis et laicis salutem: Sciatis nos cum auisamento auctoritate et consensu domi- 
norum regni nostri regencium in absencia carissimi consanguinei et tutoris nostri 



1523.] THE BUCCLEUCH MUNIMENTS. 141 



Johannis Ducis Albanie, etc. regni nostri protectoris et gubernatoris, dedisse, con- 
cessisse, et hac presenti carta nostra confirmasse, dilectis nostris Waltero Scott de 
Branxelme, militi, et Elizabeth Carmichell sponse sue, ac eonim alteri diucius viuenti, 
in coninncta infeodatione, totas et integras terras ville de Ekfurde cum pertinenciis, 
jacentes in baronia de Ekfurd infra vicecomitatum nostrum de Koxburgh : Que- 
quidem terre cum pertinenciis fuerunt dicti Walteri hereditarie, et quas idem non 
vi aut metu ductus nee errore lapsus, sed sua mera pura libera et spontanea volun- 
tate, in manibus reuerendissimi in Christo patris ac consiliarij nostri dilecti, Jacobi 
Sanctiandree archiepiscopi, cancellarii nostri, vnius predictorum dominorum regni 
nostri regencium in absencia prefati carissimi consanguinei et tutoris nostri, nomine 
nostro, apud Edinburgh, per fustem et baculum . . . resignauit . . . imperpetuum 
Tenendas et habendas totas et integras predictas terras ville de Ekfurde cum per- 
tinenciis dictis Waltero et Elizabeth sponse sue, et ipsorum alteri diucius viuenti, in 
coniuncta infeodatione, et heredibus inter ipsos legittime procreatis seu procreandis, 
quibus deficientibus, legitimis et propinquioribus heredibus dicti Walteri quibus- 
cunque, de nobis et successoribus nostris, in feodo et hereditate ac libera baronia 
imperpetuum, per omnes rectas metas . . . adeo libere, quiete . . . sicut dictus 
Walterus vel predecessores sui prefatas terras cum pertinenciis de nobis vel pre- 
decessoribus nostris ante dictam resignationem nobis inde factam liberius in 
baronia tenuit seu possedit tenuerunt seu possederunt : Faciendo inde annuatim 
dicti Walterus et Elizabeth sponsa et ipsorum alter diucius viuens et heredes 
sui predicti, nobis et successoribus nostris pro terris suprascriptis, vnacum 
residuo dicte baronie, jura et seruicia de prefata baronia cum pertinenciis inde ante 
dictam resignationem nobis debita et consueta : In cuius rei testimonium huic 
presenti carte nostre magnum sigillum nostrum apponi precepimus : Testibus 
reuerendissimo reuerendisque in Christo patribus, Jacobo Sancti Andree archiepi- 
scopo, cancellario nostro, Gawino ej)iscopo Abirdonensi, nostrorum rotulorum registri 
et consilii clerico, Dauid episcopo Candide Case, nostreque capelle regie Striueling- 
ensis, dilectis consanguineis nostris Jacobo comite Aranie domino Hammyltoun, 
Colino comite de Ergile domino Campbell et Lome, Hugone comite de Egling- 
toun domino Montgomery, venerabilibus in Christo patribus, Johanne priore 
ecclesie metropolitane Sancti Andree, Georgio abbate monastery nostri Sancte 
Crucis prope Edinburgh, nostri secreti sigilli custode, et Roberto abbate de Pasleto, 
apud Edinburgh quarto die mensis Septembris anno Domini millesimo quingen- 
tesimo vicesimo tercio et regni nostri vndecimo. 



142 THE BUCCLEUCH MUNIMENTS. [1524. 



131. Charter to Walter Scott of Branxholm, knight, of the Bailiery of 
Melrose Abbey. 17th November 1524. 

Omnibus banc cartam visuris vel audituris, salutem in Eo qui est omnium vera 
salus : Noueritis nos Andream Dury postulatum monasterii de Melros et eiusdem 
loci conuentum, fecisse, constituisse, et ordinasse, ac presencium tenore facere, con- 
stituere et ordinare, honorabilem virum Walteruni Scot de Branxbelm, militem, 
suosque heredes masculos quoscunique de suo corpore legittime procreatos seu 
procreandos, nostras veros, legittimos, indubitatos et irreuocabiles balliuos omnium 
et singularum terrarum nostrarum vocatarum Melrosland, Ettrikheid, Rodonoland, 
Eskdailmur, Ryngwodfeild, Esttywidail et Uiggynnis, necnon omnium et singula- 
rum aliarum terrarum nostrarum, exceptis terris nostris de Killismur, Carrik et 
Nythtisdail, in feodo et hereditate imperpetuum : Dantes, concedentes et commit- 
tentes prefatis nostris balliuis et eorum cuilibet nostram plenariam potestatem ac 
mandatum speciale curiam seu curias infra territoria predictarum terrarum nostra- 
rum et in qualibet parte earundem joroclamandi, firmandi, tenendi et continuandi, 
officiarios videlicet clericos, sectores, seriandos et condempnatores creandi, eligendi 
et jurari faciendi, justiciam ministrandi, transgressores et rebelles puniendi, wardam 
et judicium dandi, nostrosque tenentes wassallos et seruitores vel eorum bona 
coram quibuscumque judicibus attachiata seu arrestata ad curias nostras et juris- 
dictionem regalitatis nostre replegiandi et reducendi, cautionem et coleraith pro 
complemento justicie necessarias prestandi, nostras firmas, gersumas et alia proficua 
nostri monastery leuandi et ad vtilitatem nostram seu monasterii nostri recipiendi 
et importandi, et si necesse fuerit pro iisdem distringendi, et generaliter omnia et 
singula faciendi, dicendi, gerendi et excercendi que ad huiusmodi officium balliuatus 
de jure vel regni consuetudine dinoscuntur pertinere, firmum atque stabile habentes 
et habituros totum et quicquidem dicti nostri balliui aut eorum aliquis in premissis 
seu premissorum aliquo, mediante justicia, duxerint seu duxerit faciendum, assig- 
nando sibi et heredibus suis predictis firmas terrarum nostrarum de Norththous et 
Thirlstane pro feodo et laboribus suis ; et nos uero Andreas postulatus predictus 
et conuentus dicti monasterij, dictum officium balliuatus prefatis Waltero, militi, 
suisque heredibus predictis, pro nobis et successoribus nostris, in feodo et hereditate 
imperpetuum, contra omnes mortales warantizabimus, acquietabimus et defendemus. 
In cuius rei testimonium sigillum commune ca2Dituli nostri vnacum nostris manua- 
libus subscriptionibus presentibus est appensum, apud monasterium nostrum ante- 



1525.] 



THE BUGGLEUGH MUNIMENTS. 



143 



dictum, die septima decima mensis jSTouembris anno Domini millesimo quingen- 
tesimo xxiiij. 

Andreas, postulates Melrosensis. 
Jacobus Lythqw. 
Adam Hangatsyd. 
robertus derlyng. 
Patricius Wryght. 
Thomas Mersor. 
Jacobus Riddall. 



rlcardus patersone. 
Thomas Condyne. 
Johannes Hogart. 

NlCOLAIUS WlLZEMSONE. 

Radulfus Hudson. 
Johannes Vatsone. 



ROBERTUS LlDDAL. 
RlCARDUS CHATTO. 

robertus hoyc. 
Thomas Blycht. 
Johannes Manson. 
Johannes Fyschare. 



Thomas Dryden. 
Kentegernus Pvrwes. 
Robertus Hudson. 
Dauid Cawuert. 
Willelmus Philp. 
Johannes Brownfeild. 



132. Confirmation by Laurence, Bishop of Preneste, on the part of 
Pope Clement VII., of the appointment of Sir Walter Scott of 
Branxhelm to be Bailie of the lands of Melrose Abbey. 17th May 
[1525.] 

Laurentius miseratione diuina Episcopus Prenestinus dilecto in Christo nobili 
viro Waltero Scot militi de Branxhelm, Glasguensis uel alterius diocesis, salutem 
in Domino : Cum a nobis petitur quod iustnm est et honestum tarn uigor equitatis 
quam ordo exigit rationis ut id per sollicitudinem nostri officij ad debitum perdu- 
catur effectum, sane pro parte tua nobis exhibita petitio continebat, quod licet 
Andreas Abbas seu postulatus in Abbatem et Conuentus Monasterij de Melros 
Cisterciensis uel alterius ordinis, Glasguensis diocesis, nonnullis rationabilibus 
causis suadentibus te tuosque heredes et successores masculos ex corpore tuo legitime 
procreatos et procreandos in veros legitimos indubitatos et irreuocabiles balliuos de 
Melrosland, Ettrikheid, Rodonowland, Eskdailmur, Ringwodfeild, Esteywidail et 
Wggennis ac omnium et singularum aliarum terrarum Monasterij predicti, exeeptis 
terris de Kyllismur, Carryk et Nychtisdail, in feodo et hereditate imperpetuum con- 
stituerint et creauerint seu fecerint aut officium bailliuatus dictarum terrarum, alijs 
predictis exeeptis, cum omnibus et singulis illius honoribus, oneribus salary's et 



144 THE BUGGLEUOE MUNIMENTS. [1525. 

emoluments consuetis tibi et successoribus prefatis imperpetuum; etiam cum 
omnimoda facilitate et auctoritate curiam seu curias infra preclictarum terrarum 
territoria et in qualibet earum parte proclamandi, firmandi, tenendi et continuandi, 
ac officiales seu officiarios etiam clericos ut moris est creandi, eligendi, et iurare 
faciendi, et justiciam ministrandi, ac certa alia tunc expressa utilitatem dicti 
Monasterij concernentia faciendi et exequendi donauerint et concesserint, j3rout in 
quodam publico instrumento desuper confecto et sigillo communi dicti Monasterij 
munito plenius continetur, pro premissorum tamen firmitate maiori et tua potiori 
cautela cuperes ea omnia per sedem apostolicam confirmari et approbari, quare 
supplicari fecisti humiliter tibi super his per sedem ipsam de opportuno remedio 
misericorditer prouideri ; nos igitur tuis in hac parte supplicationibus inclinati 
auctoritate domini pape cuius penitentiarie curam gerimus, et de eius speciali man- 
date super hoc uiue uocis oraculo nobis facto, constitutionem,donationem, creationem 
et concessionem predictas ac prout eas concernunt omnia et singula in dicto 
instrumento contenta, quatenus tamen in predicti Monasterij aut alterius iuris 
preiudicium non redundent, tibi et successoribus tuis prefatis tenore presentium 
confirmamus et approbamus, omnes et singulos tarn iuris quam facti defectus si 
qui forsan interuenerint in premissis supplemus : Quocirca venerabili in Christo 
patri Dei gratia ^episcopo Casertano in Romana Curia residenti, et Sancti Andree 
infra Archidiaconatum Laudonie . Sanctiandree diocesis ac Tyvidalie Glasguensis 
diocesis Officialibus et eorum cuilibet, auctoritate et mandate predictis, committimus 
et mandamus quatenus tibi et successoribus tuis prefatis in premissis efficacis 
defensionis presidio assistentes non permittant te nee successores tuos prefatos 
contra tenorem presentium per quoscunque judices et personas tarn ecclesiasticas 
quam seculares quauis auctoritate etiam apostolica fungentes indebite molestari 
perturbari seu alias quouismodo inquietari, contradictores quoslibet et rebelles per 
censuram ecclesiasticam et alia opportuna iuris remedia, inuocato etiam ad hoc si 
opus fuerit auxilio brachij secularis, compescendo, non obstantibus constitutionibus 
et ordinationibus apostolicis, necnon Monasterij et ordinis predictorum statutis et 
consuetudinibus etiam juramento, confirmatione apostolica, uel quauis firmitate alia 
roboratis, ceterisque contrary's quibuscunque. Datum Rome apud Sanctum Petrum, 
sub sigillo officij penitentiarie, xvj Kalendas Junij, pontificatus domini Clementis 
pape vij anno secundo. 



1526.] THE BUCCLEUCH MUNIMENTS. 145 

133. Remission by the Archbishops of St. Andrews and Glasgow, the 
Earls of Angus, Argyle, and Lennox, to the Master of Glen- 
CARNE, Walter Scott of Branxhame, and others. 20th July 1525. 
We, James be the mercy of Gode Arcliibischop of Sanctandros, Gawin Archibiscop 
of Glasgw,G[avin] bischop of Aberdein, Archibald erle of Angus, Collin erll of Argill, 
and Johanne erle of Lauenax, promittis faithfully to our cusingis, Wilzam Maister 
of Glencarne, Walter Scot of Branxhame, Kinian Crychtoune of Ballibucht, and 
Johanne Dunbar of Mochram, that, nochtwithstandyng the brek and cryme com- 
mittit be thame one Monunday last was in this towne of Edinburgh, that for the 
gud and thankfull seruice done, and to be done be thame to the Kingis graice and 
to ws, thai cumand to ws, and for stanching of mowrmour and strangeeris and 
commoun wois of this realme, offerand thame to stand at the pwnissioun and cor- 
rektioun of the Kyngis grace, and of ws, that we sail grant thame ane remissioun, 
for all that may be imput to thame for the cryme and offence done be thame the 
said day, and sail put thame to nane forthar pwnyssione except allanerly thai to 
be commandit to pas to the plassis of Cragmyler, Nydry, Edmenstoun, Lestalrig, 
or to Brwnstoun, thar to ramane, nocht as wardouris, nor zit the lardis of the saidis 
placis to rasaiue thame one that maner, hot for stanching of murmour, as said is, 
to mak it be wnderstand that thai [o]bey the saidis lordis. In wittines lieirof 
we lief subscriuit this our promit with our handis, at Edinburgh, the xx day of 
Julii, the zeir of Gode j m v c xxv zeirris, befor thir wittines, Alexander Jardane 
of Appilgratht, Johanne Stirueling of the Keir, knychtis, Johanne of Betoune of 
Creff, with oder diuers. Ja. St. Andre. 

G. Glasg. 

G. Abd. 

Erl of Angus. 

Erl of Ergyl. 

[Dorso]— Ane obligatioun maid be the lordis contenit Erl of Lenax - 
thairin to the Erie of Glencarne, Valtir Scott, and 
vtheris, for the slauchtir of the Duchemen, etc. 

134. Letter of Pardon by King James the Fifth to the Scotts, Kers, 

Hoppringles, Turnbulls, and others. 9th May 152G. 

James, be the grace of God King of Scottis, to all and sindry our Justicis, 

Schereffis, Chalmerlanes, Justice Clerkis, Crownaris, and thair deputis, and all 

T 



146 THE BUCCLEUCH MUNIMENTS. [1526. 

vtheris oure officiaris, liegis, and subdittis quham it efferis, quhais knawlege thir 
our lettres salcum, greting : Wit ze ws of oure speciale grace, with avis of the 
Lordis of oure Counsale, to haf respett, and be thir oure lettres in the law, and by 
the law, specialie respettis Walter Scot of Branxlielme, knycht, Andro Ker of 
Prymside, John Cranstoun of that Ilk, William Stewart of Tracquar, James Stewart 
his bruther, Johne Hoppringill in Eeidheid, Eobert Hoppringill his bruther, 
James Hoppringill in Fawdounside, George Hoppringill in Sanct Johnis Chapell, 
Eobert Hoppringill in the Blyndley, James Hoppringill his bruther, George 
Hoppringill of Torwodley, James Hoppringill and Dauid Hoppringill his brether, 
William Turnbill of Mynto, Eobert Turnbill in Halrowle, William Turnbill in 
Mynto, Dauid Turnbill thare, Dauid Turnbill and George Turnbill brethir sonnis 
to the said Eobert Turnbill in Halrowle, Walter Turnbill in the Wollee, Adam 
Turnbill thare, Alexander Tait in the Opyrn, George Tait his sone, James Sande- 
landis of that Ilk, Johne Sandelandis, William Sandelandis his sonnis, William 
Murray of Ealmanno, Alexander Murray his brother, William Giffane, sone and 
air apperand to the Lard of Cardrono, Charlis Giffane Iris brother, Adam Vache, 
Thomas Eutherfurd, George Chesholme of that Ilk, John Carncors, William 
Linlithqw, James Huntar, Stevin Huntar, Eobert Scot of Alanehauch, Adam Scot, 
William Scot his brether, Eobert Scot tutour to Howpaslot, Sym Scot his bruther, 
Adam Scot of Tuschelaw, Eobert Scot, Johne Scot and William Scot his sonnis, 
Maister Mychaell Scot in Aikwod, Thomas Scot thare, William Scot in Fawlishope, 
Walter Scot in the Hanyng, George Scot in Fawlishope, Adam Scot in Falside, 
Alexander Scot and William Scot his brether, Walter Scot of Syntoun, William 
Scot in Hardane, Dauid Scot his brother, Philp Scot in Eidschaw, Walter Scot 
his sone, James Scot of Askirk, Walter Scot his sone, Andro Schortreid, Johne 
Schortreid his sone, Johne Myddilmaist in Lilislee, Adam Scot in Clarelaw, 
WUliam Scot, and George Gledstanis, his brether, Johne Scot in the Valys, Stevin 
Scot and George Scot his sonnis, William Scot in Halsyndene, Johne Scot in 
Borthauch, Walter Scot, Philp Scot and George Scot brethir, Symoun Scot of 
Fynnik, Alexander Scot, Adam Scot, Stevin Scot, William Scot brether to the 
said Alexander Scot, Johne Dischingtoun, Walter Scot in the Haucheid, William 
Scott, Adam Scot his sonnis, Niniane Scot, William brether, William Scot in 
Hawik, Johne Scot, Thomas Scot, Johne Scot, Thomas Scot, Johne Scot, Philp 
Scot, Stevin Scot brether to the said Johnne Scot, Mongo Dalglesche, William 
Dalglesche, Eobert Dalglesche, Alexander Dalglesche and Johne Dalglesche brether 
to the said Mongo, Henry Lethane, James Brig, William Dalmahoy, Thomas 



1.526.] THE BUGCLEUCH MUNIMENTS. 147 

"Roger, James Scot in Holfurd, James Scot callit Beld Jame, James Scot of Ingland, 
James Dalglesche, Robert Dalglesclie, Archibald Scot, William Scot his sone, 
George Gledstanys, Walter Gledstanis, John Routlage, Archibald Routlage, Wil- 
liam Makclaine, Dauid Dalmahoy, William Turnbill in Rowlewod, Alexander 
Vache, Thomas Bikkertoun, Johnne Maxwell, George Wilsone, George Vache, 
George Rutherfurd of Hundolee, Nicholl Rutherfurd, Andro Rutherfnrd his sonnis, 
James Rutherfurd, Thomas Rutherfurd in the Grange, Andro Rutherfurd, George 
Rutherfurd, Dougal Stible sonnis to the said Thomas, Nicholl Rutherfurd, George 
Cuke, Johnne Portuis, "William Inglis, Robert Dalglesche, Robert Tyndale, Johnne 
Dalglesche, Johnne Johnestoun, Alexander Thomsoun, Johne Badbie, James Badbie, 
Gilbert Chesholme, James Laidlo, James Chesholme, George Chesholme, Andro 
Bell, William Leys, Robert Hiltsoun and Thomas Hiltsoun, James Dalglesche, 
Robert Blakie, Adam Dalglesche and Johne Dunnand ; and ilkane of thame for 
thair tresonable art and part of the convocatioun of our liegis cumand in feir of 
weir, in cumpany with George Lord Home, Dauid Home of Weddirburne, and 
vtheris, oure rebellis being at oure home to Edinburcht, and fra thyne to Striueling, 
in contrair oure cusing and counsalour, James Erie of Arane, than lieutenent to 
ws, and vsand oure autorite : And for all vtheris crimys of tresone and leismaieste, 
actionis, transgressionis, crymys and offensis quhatsumeuir committit or done be 
the saidis personis, or ony of thame, in ony tyme bigane vnto the clay of the dait 
heirof, tresoun in our propir persone alanerlie exceptit, to be vnhurt, vnharmit, 
vnattecheit, vnarrestit, vnpersewit, vnfollowit, vnvext and vndistrublit in thair 
personis, landis, or gudis, be zou or ony of zou our officiaris, liegis and subdittis 
forsaidis, during the tyme of thir our lettres : Quhairfore we charge straitlie, and 
commandis zou all and sindry our officiaris, liegis and subditis forsaidis, that nane 
of zow tak vpoun hand to do, or attempt to do, ony thing in contrair or breking 
of thir our lettres of speciale respitt, during all the tyme thairof, vndir all the 
hieast pane, charge and offens that ze, and ilkane of zow may commit and inryn 
agane oure Maieste in that part ; thir oure saidis lettres of speciale respitt, for the 
space of nyntene zeris nixt to cum, eftir the day of the dait of the samyn, but ony 
reuocatioun in thair strenth to endure : Gevin vndir our priue sele : At Edin- 
burcht, the nynt day of Maij, the zere of God j m v c and xxvj zeris, and of our regne 
the xiij zere. 

Per signaturam manibus supremi domini nostri Regis et Dominorum sui 
Consilij subscriptam, etc. 



US THE BUCCLEUCH MUNIMENTS. [1527. 



135. Agreement between Walter Scott of Branxhame, kuiglit, and James 
Murray of Fawlayhill on the cessation of their feud. 1 4th October 
1527. 

The xiiij day of the moneth of October, in the zere of God ane thousand five 
hundretht twenty and sevin zeris : It is appoyntit, aggreit and finaly concordit 
betuix honorable men, that is to say, Walter Scot of Branxhame, knycht, his kyn, 
freyndis, seruandis and part takaris on that ane pairt, and James of Murray of 
Fawlayhill, his kyn, freyndis and seruandis on that vthir pairt, in maner, forme 
and effect as efter followis, that the said Walter Scot, his kyn and freyndis, sail 
content and pay the sowme of five hundretht merkis gude and vsuale money of 
Scotland to the said James Murray and his frendis, for slauchteris and spoliatioun 
of the Hangandschau, quhilkis was committit be the said Walter Scot, knycht, 
and his freyndis, seruandis, and pairt takaris, and the forsaid sowme to be payit to 
the said James and his freyndis at termez as beis thocht expedient be baytht the 
saidis parteis ; and the said James of Murray sail discharge, renunce, and gif oure 
all apprising of the landis of Kirkurde in the maist sicker forme that can be diuisit, 
and sail deliuer the chartar and seising to the said Walter incontinent efter that 
the sickirnes be fund for payment of the said sowme ; and the said Walter Scot, his 
kyn and freyndis, sail take the said James of Murray and his freyndis pairt in all 
honest, gude and lefull querelis aganis all men, exceptand the Kingis grace allegens ; 
and siclike the said James of Murray and his freyndis sail take the said Walter 
Scot and his freyndis pairt in the samyn maner, and als I the said Walter sail do 
siclike suffrage as vse and custume is of deidly feid ; the saidis parteis ar oblist, 
lelely and trewly, without fraude or gile, to cheis foure freyndis be baytht thair 
avisis incontinent efter the aggreans and freyndschip beis maid, and sail stand to 
thair deliuerance and decrete for all vther actionis, querelis and debatis of steding 
betuix the saidis parteis and thair freyndis, and the saidis foure men to be tane 
sworne to deliuer as thai can best of thair conscience. And for the observing and 
keping of all and sindry poyntis abone writtin, baytht the saidis pairteis has sub- 
scriuit this present writing witht oure handis, befor thir witnes, Bobert Scot, tutour 
of Howpaslot, Walter Scot in Syntoun, Will Ker, and Schir Johne Scot, notare 
public. Walter Scot of Branxhame, knycht, 

with my hand at the pen. 
James of Murray of Fawlahill, 

with my hand at the pen. 



1527.] THE BUCCLEUCH MUNIMENTS. 149 



Hec est vera copia cuiusdam contractus facti inter partes suprascriptas, scripta 
et copiata per me Thomani Bernys notariurn publicum, nil addito nee 
remoto quod facti substantiam mutaret aut intellectum variaret. Testibus 
domino abbate de Newbotle et manu propria. Thojias Bernys, 

manu propria. 



136. Kemission by King James the Fifth to Walter Scott of Branx- 
helme, knight, John Cranston of that Ilk, William Turnbull of 
Mynto, and others, for their mustering their retainers at Melrose and 
Linlithgow. 3d December 1527. 

Oure Souerane Lord of his speciale grace, with auis of the Lordis of his Counsale, 
ordinis ane remissioun to be maid vnder his grete sele in dew forme to Walter 
Scot of Branxelme, knycht, John Cranstoun of that Ilk, James Hopjmngill, Walter 
Scot in Syntoun, Robert Scot of Alanehauch, Robert Scot in Howpaslot, William 
Scot of Hassindene, Johne Scot of Borthauch, Philp Scot in Eidschaw, William 
- Turnbull of Mynto, Robert Turnbull in Halrowll, Johne Scot of the Valis, Symond 
Scot of Fynnyk, Maister Mychaell Scot, and ilkane of tliame, for tbair tresonabill 
art and parte of arraying of feildis and batellis at Melros and beside Linlithqw, 
aganis our Souerane Lordis autorite, he being thair personaly present, and his 
banar displayit, and for all vtheris crymes of tresoun, leismaieste, actionis, trans- 
gressionis and offenss quhatsumeuir committit or done be the saidis personis, 
or ony of thaim in ony tyme bigane vnto the day of the date heirof, without excep- 
tioun of ony cryme, they makand satisfactioun to partiis complenand as efferis vpon 
law, and that preceptis be direct ordourly herupon. Subscriuit be our Souerane 
Lord at Edinburgh, the thrid day of December, the zeir of God, j m v c xxvij zeris. 




Avi/i 



150 THE BUCGLEUGH MUNIMENTS. [1527. 

137. Pardon by King James the Fifth to Sir "Walter Scott of Branx- 

holm, who had withdrawn to France, and several of his retainers. 
10th February 1527. 

Jacobus Dei gracia Eex Scotorum, omnibus probis hominibus suis ad quos pre- 
sentes littere peruenerint, salutem ; Sciatis quia nos ex nostris gracia et fauore 
specialibus dedimus tenoreque presencium damus dilecto nostro Walfcero Scott de 
Branxhelme militi et diuersis suis consanguineis, amicis hominibus, tenentibus, 
seruitoribus, adherentibus et participibus nostram remissionem pro omnibus cri- 
minibus ante datam eiusdem, ac eciam exonerauimus et liberauimus et per pre- 
sentes exoneramus et liberamus dictum Walterum ex recessu suo in regno Francie, 
necnon exonerauimus tenoreque presencium exoneramus eius plegios et cautionarios 
de summa decern millium librarum vsualis monete regni nostri in qua Willelmus 
magister de Glencarne, Archibald us Dowglas de Kilspindy noster Thesaurarius, 
Alexander Jardin de Appilgirth' et Willelmus Scott de Balwery, milites, obligati 
extiterant per vnum actum in libro nostri consilij, ac per presentes nostras literas 
presencialiter ut premittitur exoneramus dictum Walterum et omnes dictos suos 
plegios et cautionarios de eius recessu in Francia predicto, et de dictis summis ac 
omnibus alijs punctis et articulis in dicto acto contentis vel desuper sequi poterint; 
cassando et annullando idem actum nunc et in omnibus temporibus futuris : 
Quare vniuersis et singulis ligeis et subditis nostris quorum interest, et specialiter 
nostris gardianis, locumtenentibus, vicecomitibus, balliuis ac officiary s nostris 
quibuscunque infra regnum nostrum precipimus et mandamus de omni molesta- 
cione, iniuria aut perturbacione dicto Waltero, suis amicis hominibus, tenentibus, 
seruitoribus et adherentibus in eorum personis, terris, assedacionibus, locis, dominijs, 
balliatibus vel bonis mobilibus aut immobilibus eisdem desuper fienda aliquo 
tempore futuro preterquam in ordine juris sub omni pena quam ipsi aut eorum 
aliquis incurrere poterint contra nostram maiestatem in hac parte : In cuius rei 
testimonium magnum sigillum nostrum presentibus apponi precepimus : Apud 
Abirdene decimo die mensis February, anno Domini millesimo quingentesimo 
vicesimo septimo, et regni nostri decimo quinto. 

138. Betour of Egidia Cranstoun as heiress of her father, William Cranstoun 
of Bathobiris, in the half of the third part of Logtoun. 4th March 1527. 

Hec inquisicio facta fuit in pretorio burgi de Edinburghe coram honorabilibus 
viris Alexandre Hepburn de Quhitsum et Patricio Baroun de Spittalfeild vice- 



1528.] THE BUGCLEUCH MUNIMENTS. 151 



comitibus deputatis de Edinburghe coniunctim et diuisim specialiter constitutis 
quarto die mensis Marcij anno Dominj millesimo quingentesimo vicesimo septimo 
per istos lionorabiles viros subscriptos, videlicet, Johannem Wardlaw de Kicartoun, 
Andream Wardlaw de Waristoun, Georgeum Fawsyd de eodem, Arcliibaldum 
Fairlie de Braid, Alexandrum Dalmalioy de eodem, Kentigernum Stevinstoun de 
Hirmanschelis, Georgeum Towris de Birsto,Willelmum Eoss de Swanstoun,Jacobum 
Tennand de Levinax, Jacobum Kincaid in Coittis, Dauid Kincaid, Alexandrum 
Ramsay, Patricium Pook, Thomam Walker et Bobertum Wilke, qui jurati dicunt 
quod quondam Willelmus Cranstoun de Eathobiris pater Egidie Cranstoun latricis 
presenciurn obijt vltimo vestitus et sasitus vt de feodo ad pacem et fidem supremj 
dominj nostrj regis de terris tercie partis terrarum de Logtoun cum pertinenciis 
jacentibus infra vieecomitatum de Edinburghe, et quod dicta Egidia est vna de 
legittimis et propinquioribus heredibus dicti quondam Willelmi patris sui de 
predictis terris, videlicet, ad dimedietatem earundem, et quod est legittime etatis, et 
quod terre dicte tercie partis terrarum de Logtoun valent nunc per annum viginti 
mercas vsualis monete Scocie, et tempore pacis valuerunt quinque libras eiusdem 
monete, et quod tenentur in capite de supremo domino nostro rege per seruicium 
debitum et consuetum, et quod dimedietas prefate tercie partis terrarum de Log- 
toun cum pertinenciis nunc existit in manibus dicti supremi domini nostri regis 
legittime per seipsum racione warde per mortem dicti quondam Willelmi qui 
obijt per spacium viginti annorum aut eocirca ante confectionem presentis inqui- 
sicionis ob nonetatem veri heredis jus suum hucusque minime prosequentis : In 
cuius rei testimonium sigilla quorundam eorum qui dicte inquisicioni intererant 
sub inclusione sigilli vnius vicecomitum deputatorum antedictorum, vnacum breui 
regio intus clauso, presentibus sunt appensa, anno, mense, die et loco supradictis. 

139. Extract Declaration by King James the Fifth, as to Walter Scott 
of Buccleuch mustering Lis retainers at Melrose. 6th July [1528.] 

Sexto Julii [1528], Eege presente. Sederunt Archiepiscopus Glasguensis, Epi- 
scopi Dunkeldensis, Aberdonensis, Comites Arane, Ergile, Eglintoune, Abbates 
Scona, Cambuskynnetli, Domini Erskyn, Maxwell. The quhilk day the Kingis 
Grace in presens of the Lordis forsaid declarit that Walter Scott of Buccleuch was 
chargit be his Hienes and the Erlis of Angus, Lenax, and the remanent of the 
Lordis beand with his Grace for the tyme, at Jedburgh and Melros, to gidder his 
folkis and mak his musteris as utheris did, and that the said Walter come to 



152 THE BUGGLEUCH MUNIMENTS. [1528. 

Melros bot at his command, and in takyn tberof, he come bot in ane ledderin cote 
and ane blak bonet on his heid, and that the said Walter offerit him reddy to 
obey the massouris that come to him to fulfill the Kingis command in all puntis, 
and to remove hame and shale his folkis or byd with his Grace at his plesure : 
Actum hora decima. 



1 40. Discharge by King James the Fifth to Walter Scott of Branx- 
helm, Knight, for the dues of ward, relief, etc., of the lands and lordship 
of Bedrule. 9th July [1528.] 

Bex : 
We grant ws to haue ressauit fra Walter Scot of Branxhelme, knycht, the soum 
of xij scoir of merkis gude and vsuale money of our realm of compositioun 
for the ward, relefe and nonentres of the landis and lardschip of Bedrowll, and 
mariage of the air thairof, disponit be ws to the said Walter, be our lettres vndir 
our priue seill, as the samin beris ; off the quhilk soum and compositioun we halcl 
ws weill content and pait, and quiteclamis and dischargeis the said Walter, his 
aris, executouris and assignais for euir, be thir our lettres, subscriuit with our hand 
at Edinburgh, the ix day of Julij, and of our regnne the xv zere. 




Composicio xij xx merkis. Gratis de mandato Eegis. 

B. Carncors, perceptor casualitatum, etc. 

141. Obligation by James Murray of Fawlahill to give over to Walter 
Scot of Branxhelme, knight, all writs of Kirkurd. 2d August 1528. 

Be it kend till all men be thir present lettres, me, James Mvrra of Fawlahill, to be 
bundinge and oblist, and be the tenour of thir present lettres, bindis and oblisis me 
to ane honorabill man, Schir Walter Scot of Branxhelme, knycht, to deliuer to hyme 
all chartonris, preceptis, instrumentis of sesinge, and all vther euidentis maid to me 



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153 



of the apprisin of the landis of Kirkurd, and sail resinge and gif oure be resigna- 
tion, all and haill the saidis landis, wyth thair pertinence, in the handis of oure 
Souerane Lord the Kingis Grace, in fauoris of the said Walter, and sail deliuer to 
hyme all euidentis, as said is, wythin fourty dayis nixt eftir the dait of thir present 
lettres : and this I sail fulfill and do wythout fraud and gill ; and failzeand herof, 
I sail content and paye to the said Walter, his airis and assignaiis, the sowme of 
fiff hundreth merkis gud and vsuall mone of Scottland, for costis, dampnage and 
skaithis quhilk the said Walter sustenis or maye sustene tharthrow, and for the 
obseruinge and kepin of all and sindry pointis abone wrytin, I, the said James, hes 
subs[cryvit] this presente obligatione wyth my hand at the pen, at Selkirk, the 
secund daye of August [the] zeir of God ane thousand [fiff hundreth] xxviij zeris ; 
befor thir witnes, James Pryngill, Adam Scot of Tuschellaw, Robert Scot of Hou- 
paslot, Schir William Briden, vicar of Selkirk, Schir John Scot, vicar of Hawik, 
Schir John Michelhill, notaris, wyth vtheris diuers. James of M k ra, 

wyth my hand at the pen. 



142. Gift by King James the Fifth to Sir Walter Scott of Branx- 
elme, of the ward, relief, etc., of the lands of George Turnbull of Bed- 
rowlle. 9th July 1528. 

James, be the grace of God King of Scottis, to all and sindry oure liegis and 
subditis quham it efferis quhais knaulege thir our lettres sal cum, greting : Wit ze 
ws to haue gevin and grantit, and be thir our lettres gevis and grantis to our louit 
Walter Scot of Branxelme, knicht, his airis and assignais, ane or ma, the warde of 
all landis and annuellis witht the tour, mylnes and fischeingis thairof, and thair 
pertinentis, quhilkis pertenit to vmquhile George Turnbule of Bedrowlle, and now 
throu his deces being or sal happin to be in our handis be ressone of warde, with 
all males, fermes, proffittis and dewiteis thairof during the tyme of the said warde, 
and ay and quhill the lauchfull entre of the richtuis aire or airis thairto being of 
lauchfull aige, with the relief thairof quhen it sal happin, and als the mariage of 
Thomas Turnbule, son and aire of the said vmquhile George Turnbule, and failzeing 
of him be deces vnmarijt, the mariage of ony vther aire or airis male, or female, of 
the said vmquhile George that sal happin to succede to him in his heretage, with 
all proffittis of the saidis mariage ; To be haldin and to be had the warde, releif 
and nonentres of the saidis landis and annuellis, with the tour, mylnes and fische- 
ingis thairof and thair pertinentis, and all males, fermes, proffittis and dewiteis 

u 



154 THE BUGGLEUGH MUNIMENTS. [1528. 

of the samyn during the said space, and als the said mariage and all proffittis 
thairof to the said Walter, his airis and assignais forsaidis, with all and sindry 
commoditeis, fredomes, proffittis, asiamentis and richtuis pertinentis quhatsumeuir 
pertening, or that may pertene thairto ; And with power to thame to dispone 
vpone the said mariage, and vpon the warde, releif and nonentres of the saidis 
landis, and to occupy the samyn with thair awne gudis, or to set thame to ten- 
nentis as thai sail think niaist expedient during the said space, with court, plaint, 
herezeld and merchete, vnlawis, amerchiamentis and eschetis of the saidis courtis, 
and with all and sindry vtheris, commoditeis and fredomes, frelie, quietlie, wele, 
and in peax, but ony reuocatioun or aganecalling quhatsumeuir : Quhairfor we 
charge straitlie and commandis zou, all and sindry oure liegis and subditis foresaidis, 
that nane of zou tak apoun hand to mak ony impediment, let, or distrublance to 
the said Walter, his airis and assignais foresaidis, in the peceable brouking, joising, 
intrometting, vptaking, occupying, and disponing vpon the warde, releif and non- 
entres of the saidis landis and annuellis, with the tour, mylnes, and fischeingis and 
thair pertinentis, and all males, fermes, proffitis and dewiteis thairof during the 
tyme abone expremit ; and als apoun the said mariage and all proffittis of the 
samyn, eftir the tennour of thir our lettres, vnder all pane and charge that eftir may 
folow : Gevin vnder our Priue Sele at Edinburgh, the nynt day of Julij, the zeir 
of God j m v c xxviij zeris, and of our regne the xv zeir. 

Per signaturam manu supremi Domini nostri Regis subscriptam. 

143. Bond of Manrent by Ninian and David Armstrong to George 
Lord Home. 10th July 1528. 

Be it kend till all men be thir presentis lettres, ws, Niniane Armestrange and Dauid 
Armestrange, to becuming trew and leill men and seruandis to ane noble Lord, 
George Lord Home, and to his aieris, with all kynnismen, surname and freindis, 
with allya that will do for ws, for all the tyme and spiace that we or our aieris sail 
happin to haue and brouk of his Lordschip or his aieris the lands of the vuyr 
parrochin of Ewisdale, lyand within the Shereffdome of Drumfres, in heritage or in 
assedatioun ; quhilkis landis with the pertinentis we haif now, at the makin of 
thir presentis, in fewferme and heretage of the said lord, and sail supple and 
defend him in all materis, actionis, querellis and debatis, and take his plane part 
and his aieris aganis all vtheris levand, the Kingis Grace and the Wardanis of the 
West Merchis alanerlie exceptit, and sail geve to the said Lord and his aieris our best 



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155 



and trewest counsale in all materis that he or thai will speir at ws, and sail concele 
and keip secret his consale schawin to ws ; and forder, gif we sail happin other to 
here or se his skath or dampnage in his absence, we sail warne him thairof, and 
stop the samyn efter our power. The quhilk to do we bind and obliss ws, and ilk 
ane of ws, lellilie and trewlie to, and to obserue and keip the samyn be the fath 
and treuthis in our bodys, but dissimulatioun, fraud, or gile. In witnes heirof 
to this our present band of manrent, subscriuit with our handis at the pen, our 
selis ar affixit, at Home, the ten day of the moneth of Julii, in the zer of God 
jm yc xxviij zeris, befor thir witnes, Alexander Trotter, William Home, Gilbert 
Home, and Schir John Castellaw, capellan and notar, with vtheris diuers. 

Niniane Armestrang, with my hand at the pen. 

Datjid Armestrang, with my hand at the pen. 

Dns. Johes Castellaw, notarius ad premissa. 



144. Pardon by King James the Fifth. 12th July 1528. 

James, be the grace of God King of Scottis, to all and sindry our officiaris, liegis 
and subditis quham it efferis, quhais knawlege thir our lettres salcum, greting : 
Forsamekill as proces of forfaltour is led at our instance aganis William Turnbull, 
franktenementar of Mynto, Robert Scot, tutour of Howpaslot, Robert Scot of Alan- 
hauch, Williame Scot of Hassindene, for certane crymis of tresoun and lesemaieste 
committit be thame, of the quhylkis thai ar conuict in iugement ; and for the gud, 
trew and thankfull seruice done to ws be our louit Walter Scot of Branxhelm, 
knycht, thar cheif and maister, we haue remittit and forgevin, and be thir our 
lettres remittis and forgevis to thame our eschet of thair gudis mouabill, pertening 
to ws be resoun of the said forfaltour, and dischargeis thame thairof, and of all 
thing that may follow thairupoun, and that we may clame thairthrou ; and of our 
special grace and kinglie power, rehabilis thame to stand in preif and witnes, and 
to vse all Mull dedis in iugement and outwith, siclike and als frelie in all thingis 
as thai micht haue done befor the said forfatour ; and restoris, reponis and rein- 
tegratis thame to thar gud fame and warldly honoris in all thingis, as thai war 
befor that thai war conuict of the said forfatour, without ony reproche, murmur, 
detractioun, or blasphematioun to be maid or done to thame thairthrou, be quhat- 
sumeuir personis, in word or deid, in tym cuming : Quharfor we charge stratlie 
and commandis zou all and sindry our officiaris, liegis and subditis forsaidis, that 
nane of zou tak vpoun hand to do or attempt ony thing in contrar this our dis- 



156 



THE BUGCLEUCH MUNIMEXTS. 



[1528. 



charge, rehabilitatioun, restitutioun and reintegratioun in ony wis, in tyme cuming, 
vndir all hiest pane, charge and offens that ze, and ilkane of zou, may commit and 
inrin aganis our Maieste in that part : Subscriuit with our hand, and vndir our 
signet, at Edinburgh, the xij day of Julij, the zer of God j m v° xxviij zeris, and of 
our regime the xv zer. James R. 



145. Precept by Walter Scott of Branxhelme. 20th October 1528. 

Walterus Scot de Branxhelme miles, dilectis meis Willelmo Scot, Johanni Alane, 
Kentigerno Dawglesche, magistro Michaeli Scot de Aikwqd, 

et eorum cuilibet coniunctim et diuisim balliuis meis in hac parte specialiter con- 
stitutis, salutem : Quia dedi et concessi predilecto filio meo Dauid Scot pro specialibus 
fauore et amore quos erga ipsum gero, et heredibus suis, omnes et singulas meas 
terras et baronias subscriptas, videlicet, terras et baronias de Branxhelme et Ekfurd 
.... jacentes infra vicecomitatum de Roxburgh ; terras et baroniam de Kir- 
kurd . . . jacentes infra vicecomitatum de Peblis ; necnon terras tenementa et 
dominia de Buccleuch, Bankilburn et Lempetlaw . . . jacentes infra vicecomitatum 
de Roxburgh antedictum : Tenendas de supremo domino nostro rege et succes- 
soribus suis pro juribus et seruitiis prius debitis et consuetis prout in carta sibi 
desuper confecta plenius continetur : vobis igitur et vestrum cuilibet . . . mando 
quatenus visis j>resentibus indilate statum saisinam hereditariam et possessionem 
. . . omnium et singularum terrarum et baroniarum suprascriptarum . . . dicto 
Dauid vel suo certo actornato latori presencium . . . iuste haberi facietis et de- 
liberetis . . . saluo tamen et reseruato libero tenemento prefatarum terrarum et 
baroniarum suprascriptarum . . . michi pro toto tempore vite mee, ac racionabili 
tercia parte earundem sponse mee cum contigerit : In cuius rei testimonium sigil- 
lum meum vna cum mea subscriptione manuali presentibus est appensum : Apud 

Edinburght xx° die mensis Octobris, anno Domini mille- 
simo quingentesimo vicesimo octauo, coram hiis testibus 
domino Johanne Kene, Willelmo Ker, et Willelmo Scot, 
cum diuersis aliis. 

Walt. Scot of Branxhelme, kny*, 
w* my hand at the pen. 




1528.] THE BUCCLEUCH MUNIMENTS. 157 

146. Charter of Confirmation by King James the Fifth of a Charter 
by Walter Scott, knight, to his son David Scott, of the lands of 
Branxelme, etc. 28th October 1528. 

Jacobus Dei gracia Rex Scotorum, omnibus probis hominibus tocius terre sue 
clericis et laicis, salutem : Sciatis nos quamdam cartam donacionis factam per 
dilectum nostrum Walteruni Scot de Branxelme militem, dilecto nostro Dauid 
Scot suo filio, de omnibus et singulis terris et barony's subscriptis, videlicet, terris 
et baroniis de Branxelme et Ekfurde . . . jacentibus infra vicecomitatum nostrum 
de Roxburgh ; terris et baronia de Kirkurde . . . jacentibus infra vicecomitatum 
nostrum de Peblis, necnon terris tenementis et dominiis de Buccleuch, Rankilburae, 
et Lempetlaw . . . jacentibus infra vicecomitatum nostrum de Roxburgh ante- 
dictum ; tenendis de nobis et successoribus nostris sicuti ante presentem nostram 
confirmacionem tenebantur, de mandato nostro visam, lectam . . . non cancel- 
latam nee in aliqua sui parte suspectam, ad plenum intellexisse sub hac forma : 
Omnibus hanc cartam visuris vel audituris Walterus Scot de Branxelme, miles, 
salutem in Domino sempiternam : Noueritis me dedisse, concessisse et hac presenti 
carta mea confirmasse . . . predilecto filio meo Dauid Scot pro specialibus fauore 
et amore quos erga ipsum gero omnes et singulas meas terras et baronias subscrip- 
tas, videlicet, terras et baronias de Branxelme et Ekfurde . . . jacentes infra 
vicecomitatum de Roxburgh ; terras et baroniam de Kirkurde . . . jacentes 
infra vicecomitatum de Peblis, necnon terras, tenementa et dominia de Buccleuch, 
Rankilburne et Lempetlaw . . . jacentes infra vicecomitatum de Roxburgh 
antedictum : Tenendas . . . prefatas terras et baronias . . . de Branxelme et 
Ekfurd, terras et baroniam de Kirkurde, necnon terras, tenementa et dominia de 
Buccleuch, Rankilburne et Lempetlaw, cum partibus, pendiculis . . . et suis pertin- 
enchs, dicto Dauid Scot et heredibus suis de supremo domino nostro rege et suc- 
cessoribus suis in feodo et hereditate ac liberis baronijs vt prius imperpetuum ; 
per omnes rectas metas, etc. . . . Reddendo inde annuatim dictus Dauid et heredes 
sui supremo domino nostro regi et successoribus suis jura et seruitia de dictis terris 
et baroniis prius debita et consueta tantum pro omni alio onere . . . seu seruitio 
seculari que de predictis terris et baroniis cum pertinenciis per quoscunque juste 
exigi poterint . . . Et ego vero prefatus Walterus et heredes mei omnes et singulas 
prefatas terras et baronias . . . dicto Dauid et heredibus suis in omnibus et per 
omnia forma pariter et effectu vt premissum est contra omnes niortales waran- 
tizabimus . . . Saluo tamen et reseruato libero tenemento omnium et singularum 



158 THE BUCGLEUCH MUNIMENTS. [1529. 

prefatarum terrarum et baroniarum . , . michi pro toto tempore vite mee ac 
racionabili tercia parte earundem sponse mee cum contigerit. In cuius rei testi- 
monium sigillum meum vnacum subscriptione mea manuali presentibus est appen- 
sum, apud Edinburgh, vicesimo die mensis Octobris anno Domini millesimo quin- 
gentesimo vicesimo octauo, coram liiis testibus domino Johanne Kene, Willelmo 
Ker et Willelmo Scot cum diuersis aliis : Quamquidem cartam et donacionem . . . 
pro nobis et successoribus nostris pro perpetuo vt premissum est confirmamus, 
saluis nobis et successoribus nostris juribus et seruitiis de dictis terris et baroniis 
ante nostram confirmacionem predictam nobis debifcis et consuetis, reseruato tamen 
libero tenemento dictarum terrarum et baroniarum cum pertinenciis prefato 
Waltero pro toto tempore vite sue, ac racionabili tercia earundem sponse sue si 
quam habet aut habuerit post ipsius decessum cum contigerit : In cuius rei testi- 
monium huic presenti carte nostre confirmacionis magnum sigillum nostrum apponi 
precepimus : Testibus reuerendissimo reuerendisque in Christo patribus Gawino 
Glasguensi archiepiscopo, cancellario nostro, Georgio episcopo Dunkeldensi nostri 
secreti sigilli custode, Gawino episcopo Abirdonensi nostrorum rotulorum registri 
et consilii clerico, dilectis consanguineis nostris Jacobo comite Aranie domino 
Hammiltoun, Colino comite de Ergile, domino Campbell et Lome, hospicii nostri 
magistro, Hugone comite de Eglingtoun, domino de Montgomery, Malcolmo 
domino Flemyng, magno camerario nostro, venerabilibus in Christo patribus 
Patricio priore ecclesie metropolitane Sanctiandree, Alexandra abbate monastery 
nostri de Cambuskynneth, dilectis familiaribus nostris magistro Thonia Erskin de 
Haltoun secretario nostro, et Jacobo Coluile de Vcbiltre compotorum nostrorum 
rotulatore et nostre cancellarie directore, apud North Beruik vicesimo octauo die 
mensis Octobris, anno Domini millesimo quingentesimo vicesimo octauo et regni 
nostri decimo sexto. 



147. Ratification by King James the Fifth of an Act of Parliament declaring 
Sir Walter Scott of Branxhelme not guilty of treason. 24th May 
1529. 

Jacobus Dei gracia rex Scotorum, omnibus probis hominibus suis ad quos presentes 
litere peruenerint, salutem ; Sciatis nos quoddam actum nostri Parliamenti datum 
et promulgatum ad plenum intellexisse sub hac forma : In the Parliament haldin 
at Edinburgh the fift day of September the zeir of God j m v c xxviij zeris, the 
quhilk day our Souerane Lord in presens of the thre estatis in Parliament exponit 



1529.] THE BUCCLEUCH MUNIMENTS. 159 

and deelarit that the accusatioun and cryme imput to Walter Scott of Branxhame, 
knyclit, throw his convocatioun and gadering maid at Melros, allegeand him to cum 
incontrar his Grace was not of verite, hot fals and feinzeit, and schew how he 
and his folkis come thair at that tyme of his Hienes speciale command, and at the 
command of Archibald Erie of Angus, Johne Erie of Levinax, and of the vthiris 
lordis beand with his Grace at Jedburghe for the tyme, to do him sendee and to 
mak his mustaris, as vthiris lordis and baronis of the cuntre did, and for nane 
vthir caus, and thairfor deelarit him innocent of all crimes imput to him thair- 
throw, and of the summondis of tresone rasit aganis him, and all poyntis contenit 
thairintdl : Vpoun the quhilk declaratioun the said Walter desirit ane Act of 
Parliament and askit instrumentis thairupoun. Extractum de libro Actorum Par- 
liament! per me Gawinum Ejnscopum Abirdonensem, clericum rotulorum registri 
et consilii supremi domini nostri regis, sub meis signo et subscriptione manualibus. 
Quodquidem actum nostri Parliamenti et omnia et singula in eodem contenta ap- 
probamus, ratificamus et per presentes, vt premissum est, confirmamus. Datum 
sub testimonio magni sigilli nostri apud Edinburgh, vicesimo quarto die mensis 
Maii anno Domini millesimo quingentesimo vicesimo nono, et regni nostri decimo 
sexto. 



148. Signature by King James the Fifth for a Charter to Walter Scott 
of Branxhelme, knight, of lands in the lordship of Jedburgh Forest. 
September 1529. 

Oure Souerane Lord, with avise and consent of his Thesaurare, ordanis ane charter 
to be maid vnder his grete seill in dew forme to his louit Walter Scot of Branx- 
helme, knicht, for his gude, trew and thankfull sendee done to oure Souerane 
Lord, of all and haill the landis of extending 

to land of auld extent, with the pertinentis, hand in 

the lordschip of Jedburght Forest, within the Scherefdome of Roxburghe, quhilkis 
pertenit to Archibald sumtyme Erie of Angus of before, and ar lauchfullie apprisit 
and reassaisite to oure Souerane Lord for castell wardis aucht to his Hienes of the 
said lordschip of termes bigane, as at mare lenthe is contenit in the proces of ap- 
prising maid thairupoun : To be haldin and to be had all and hadl the saidis landis 
of with the pertinentis, to the said Walter Scott 

and his airis of oure Souerane Lord and his successouris, in fee and heretage [for] 
euir, be all richt merkis and diuisis as thai ly in lenth and breid, in woddis, planis, 



160 THE BUGCLEUCH MUNIMENTS. [1529. 

etc., mylnis, multuris, etc., balking, hunting, fischeing, etc., with courte playnt, 
heirzeilcl and merchete, with commoun pasture, fre ische and entre, and with all 
and sindry vtheris commoditeis, fredomes, etc., als frelie, etc., als the said Archi- 
bald, or his predecessouris, held or broukit the saidis landis with the pertinentis 
befoir the said apprising ; the said Walter and his aris doand thairfore zeirlie to 
oure Souerane Lord and his successouris richtis and seruices aucht and wont to 
his Hienes of the saidis landis with the pertinentis before the said apprising ; and 
that preceptis be direct ordourlie heirupoun, with extensioun of all clausis neidfull. 
Subscriuit be oure Souerane Lord and his Thesaurar, at Edinburghe, the day 

of September, the zere of God j m v c xxix zeris. James E. 

149. Charge by King James the Fifth to Walter Scott of Branxholm, 
knycht, to apprehend William Cockburn of Henderland. [1529.] 

James, be the grace of God King of Scottis, to our louit Walter Scott of Branx- 
helme, knycht, greting ; forsamekle as we ar informyt that Williame Cokburne 
of Henderland has bene ane mysgidit man, and dailye resettis and assistis to 
theiffis, traitouris and brekaris of our realme, and thairfor is fugitiue fra our 
lawis, swa that he cane nocht be apprehendit be our officiaris, quhilk is ane gret 
and hie contempcioun to ws to suffir to be wnpunyst ; Our will is heirfor, and we 
charge zou that ze incontinent, thir our lettres sene, pas in our name and autorite, 
serche and seik the said Williame Cokburne of Henderland, quhareuer he may be 
apprehendit, and tak and bring him to ws and our lawis, that he may be punyst 
for his demeretis according to the lawis and justice, and als that ze tak all his gudis 
moveable quhareuer thai ar or cane be comprehendit, and eschaet to our ws the 
samyne, quhilkis we will that ze intromet with and dispone thairapoune as ze 
pleis : The quhilk to do we commit to zou our full power be thir our lettres, 
gevin vnder our signet, and subscriuit with our hand at the 

day of and of our regnne the xvj zeir. James B. 

150. Letter by King James the Fifth charging John, Abbot of Jed- 

burgh, Sir Walter Scott of Branxhelme, and John Edmestoun of 
that Ilk, to desist from enforcing their claims to the lands of Ednam. 
5th September [1530.] 
James, be the grace of God King of Scottis, to our louittis Jhone Ademsone, 

messinger, our schereffis in that part coniunctlie and seueralie specialie constitute, 



1530.] THE BUGCLEUCH MUNIMENTS. 1G1 

greting : Forsamekill as ane venerabill fader in God, Johne, Abbot of our Abbay 
[of] Jedburgb, on tbat ane part, and Walter Scot of Branxlielme, knycht, on that 
vther part, and Johne Edmestoun of that ilk, on the thrid part, all clamand richt 
and takkis of the teynd schavis of Ednem, tendis to mak conuoeatioun of our liegis 
for gadering thairof, and be virta of our vther lettres purchest be thame thair- 
upoun, to put the tennentis of Ednem to our home, without thai entir in our ward, 
or ansuer the personis abonewrittin of the samyn, quhilk thai may nocht nor 
suld nocht do of resoun, considering thai suld nocht be compellit to pay thre 
teyndis for ane actioun, and thairfor we, and the Lordis of oure Counsale in oure 
name, in eschewing of the said conuoeatioun and gadering and vther inconuenientis 
that may fall betuix the thre partiis abone writtin, be the tenor heirof dischargeis 
all our said vther lettres purchest be thame, to mak thame be ansuerit and obey it 
of the saidis teyndis, and als dischargeis all our officiaris of all putting of our saidis 
vther lettres to executioune, and of thair offices in that parte ; Oure will is here- 
fore, and we charge zou stratlie, and commandis that, incontinent thir our lettres 
sene, ze intimat to the saidis partiis and all vtheris quham it efferis, the discharge- 
ing of our said vther lettres, and of all our officiaris of putting of the samin to 
executioun, and of thar offices in that parte, as said is, and, in our name and 
autorite, command and charge the saidis partiis to desist and ces fra all conuoea- 
tioun of our liegis, and fra all intrometting with the saidis teyndis, vnto the 
tyme it be decidit quhilk of thame lies maist richt thairto, as thai and ilk ane of 
thame will ansuer to ws thairupoun, and vnder all hieast pane and charge that 
eftir may follow ; and als charge the saidis tennentis of Ednem to kepe and hald 
the teynd schavis thairof in thar handis quhill it be decidit quhilk of the saidis 
partiis hes maist richt thairto, as the saidis tenentis will ansuer to ws thairupoun, 
and vnder the panis forsaidis : the quhilk to do we commit to zou, coniunctlie and 
seueralie, our full power, be thir our lettres, deliuering thame be zou dewlie execut 
and indorsat agane to the berar. Gevin vnder our signet at Linlithqw, the fift 
day of September, and of our regnne the xvij zere. 

Ex deliberacione Dominorum Concilii, etc. 

J. Chepman. 

[Dorso] — The x day, the xj day, and the xij day of September, the zer of God 
jm v c ^jj-tj an( j i en Z eris, I, Johne Adamsone, messenger, and ane of the 
Schereffis in that parte within writtin, past at the command of thir our 
souerain lordis lettres, and in our souerain lordis name and autorite, I inti- 

x 



162 THE BUCCLEUCH MUNIMENTS. [1530.. 

mat to Joline Edmestoun of that ilk, Walter Scot of Branxhame, Knycht, 
partiis within writtin personaly apprehendit, and als I intimat, commandit 
and chargit, be oppin proclamatione at the Merket Croce of Edname, the 
monkis of the place of Colclingham, and all vthir persons havand ony 
enteres to the teyndis of Edname within writtin, to decist and ces fra ony 
connocatioun or gadering of our souerain lordis liegis anent the teyndis of 
the landis of Ednem within writtin, efter the tenour of thir our souerain 
lordis lettres within writtin, vnder the panis contenit in the samyne, and 
als I commandit and chargeit the tennantis of the saidis landis of Ednem, to 
hald in thar handis the teynd schavis thairof quhill it be decidit quhilk of 
the saidis partiis has maist richt thairto, efter the tenour of thir lettres 
within writtin, and vnder the panis contenit in the samyn. And this I did 
befor thir witnes, Schir Johne Harde, chaplane, Henry Hoggart, Peter Gray, 
and George Mechelesoun, witht vtheris diuers ; and for the mair witnessing 
I haf put to my signet. 

151. Contract of Marriage between Sir Walter Scott of Branxholme 
and Janet Ker, daughter of Andrew Ker of Fairnyherst. January 
1530. 
Thir indenturis maid at Edinburgh the day of Januar, the zeir of God 

i m v° xxx zeris, contenis, proportis and beris lele and suthfast witnessing that it is 
appoyntit, aggreit and finalie concordit betuix honorabill men, that is to say, 
Walter Scot of Branxelm, knycht, on that ane parte, and Andro Ker of Farny- 
herst, and Jonet Ker, his dochter, relict of vmquhile George Turnbull of Bethrowll, 
on that vthir parte, in maner, forme and effect as eftir followis, that is to say, 
the said Walter sail, God willing, mary and haue to wiff the said Jonete Ker, and 
sail solempnizat and complete matrimonie with hir in face of hali kirk alsone as 
he may gudlie, and sail gif to her in lifrent for all the day is of hir life, and to the 
airis male lauchfullie to be gottin betuix him and hir heretablie, quhilkis failzeing 
to return agane to the said Walter and his airis quhatsumeuir, all his propir lands 
of the Lordschip of Jedburgh forrest, with the pertinentis, except the tenandriis 
aduocatioun and donatioun of the Kirk thairof, be charter and sesing, in the best 
and sickerest forme that can be deuisit, to be haldin of the said Walter and his 
airis in fre blanche : And gif it happinnis the saidis landis to cum in our Souerane 
Lordis handis, or into ony vtheris handis that lies interes thairto sa that the said 



1530.] THE BUCCLEUCH MUNIMENTS. 163 

Jonete may nocht brouk the saidis lanclis, the said Walter bindis and oblisis him 
to infeft the said Jonete and hir airis male heretablie as said is, in alsmekill 
als gude land liand in als competent place, and of als grete avale as the propirte of 
the said Lordschijj : And becaus the saidis Walter and Jonete ar secund and thrid 
of affinite, thriddis of consanguinite, and thrid and ferd of affinite, the saidis 
Walter and Androu sail send to Rome in all gudelie haist for getting and hame 
bringing of ane dispensatioun betuix the saidis Walter and Jonete of the saidis im- 
pedimentis, and sail pay the expensis thairof eqnaly betuix thame : and gif ony vtheris 
impedimentis beis fundin or knawin eftirwart betuix thame in tyme cuming, the 
said Walter sail, vpon his expensis, send to the Court of Rome and rais and bring 
hame ane new dispensatioun, anent ony vthir impedimentis for matrimonie of new 
to be contractit and solempnizat betuix him and hir, and sail do the samyn als oft 
as ony vtheris impedimentis happinnis to be fundin : For the quhilk the said 
Andro Ker sail caus the said Jonete, his dochter, to gif and deliuer to the said 
Walter in name of tochir at the completing of the said mariage all gudis, cornis, 
catale, insycht and all vtheris gudis quhatsumeuir now pertening to hir and being in 
hir possessioun without fraud or gile ; except the airschip of the air of Bethrowll ; 
and sail mak the samyn fre to the said Walter with hir thrid of the landis and lord- 
schip of Bethrowll and of all vtheris landis pertening to hir be resoun of terce throu 
deces of the said vmquhile George Turnbull, hir spous, sa that the said Walter 
may dispone theron at his plesour : And the said Andro and his airis sail releif 
and hald skaithles the said Walter of the barnis of the said Jonete of thair por- 
tioun of barnis parte of gudis pertening to thame throu the deces of thair fader, 
eftir the forme and tenour of thair faderis testament : And attour the said Androu 
Ker and Johne Ker, his sone, sail brouk, jois and occupy the place of Bethrowll, 
with the tuaparte of the lordschip of the samyn, for the tyme of the ward, eftir the 
tenour of our souerane lordis gift, without ony truble or molestatioun of the said 
Walter and Jonet or his airis : And gif it happinnis the said Walter, as God for- 
bid he do, to deces befor the completing of the said mariage betuix him and the 
said Jonete in face of hali kirk as effeiris, the said Andro sail caus hir to resigne 
and gif our the properte of the saidis lanclis and lordschip of Jedburgh forrest to 
the airis of the said Walter, and to deliuer to thame all charteris, preceptis, instru- 
ments of sesing, and all vtheris euidentis maid and deliuerit to hir thairupon ; and 
sail caus hir to be actit in the officialis bukis of for keping and ful- 

filling of the samyne : And to the obseruing and fulfilling of all the premissis athir 
of the saidis partyis ar faithfully bundin and oblist to vtheris in the maist strait 



164 



THE BUGCLEUCH MUNIMENTS. 



[1531. 



forme and sicker stile of obligatioun that can be deuisit but fraud or gile : And 
gif athir of the saidis party's failzeis in keping and obseruing of the premissis to 
vtheris the party brekand and failzeand sail content and pay to the Kingis grace 
in name of pane, the sovme of fyve huudreth markis, to the archbischop of Glas- 
gw vthir v° markis to the bigging and vphalding of the kirk thairof, and to 
the party obseruand and kepand the premissis, the sovme of vthir fyve hundreth 
markis for costis, skaithis, dammage and expenssis and interes sustenit, and to be 
sustenit be him thairthrow : In witnes of the quhilk thing to this parte of thir 
Indenturis to remane with the said Walter, the saidis Androu and Jonete hes 
affixt his sele for himself and as procurit be the said Jonete, togiddir with thair 
subscriptionis manuale, day, zeir and place foirsaidis, Before thir witnes, master 
George Ker, provest of Dunglas, master Eichart Eichartsoun, and Schir Johnne 
Scot, vicar of Hawick, of vthir diuers. 




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152. Order by King James the Fifth for a Eemission in favour of Symon 
Armstrong and Clement Crosar. 26th January 1531. 

Our Souerane Lord of his special grace ordanis ane remissioun to be maid vndir 
his grete seill in dew forme to Sym Armstrong, callit the Lard, and Clement 
Crosar, for the tresonabill rasing of fire and birning of Litill Newtoun, and treson- 
abil taking of Walter Scot of Branxhelm, knycht, in cumpany with Inglismen, 
and tresonabill inbringing of thaim within the realme, and for actioun and cryme 
that may follow thairupoun, and for all vtheris actionis, transgressionis, crymis 
and offensis cpihatsumeuir committit and done be the saidis Symon and Clement, or 
ather of thame, in ony tyme bigane vnto the day of the dait herof, tresoun in our 
Souerane Lordis persoun anerlie exceptit ; and that preceptis be direct ordourlie 
hereupoun, with extensioun of all clausis neidfull : Subscriuit be our Souerane Lord 
at Edinburgh the xxvi day of Januar, the zer of God j m v c xxxj zeris. 

James E. 



1535.] THE BUOCLEUCH MUNIMENTS. 165 



153. Discharge by King James the Fifth. 14th December [1534]. 
Eex. — We, for certane resonable caussis and consideracionis moving ws be the ten- 
our heirof, remittis and discheargis our louit seruitour, Walter Scot of Branxlielme 
knycht, of the band maid be him to ws at our last iustice air of Jedburgh, 
that Adam Trumbull and Gawan Trumbull suld keipe gud rewill in tyme cuming 
fra thynefurth, he enterand the saidis Adam and Gawan in our ward within our 
Castell of Blaknes, and als of the comand gevin be ws to him the secund day of 
September last bipast, in our palace of Falkland, anent the saidis personis, and 
mak fre and quyte thairof for euir be thir presentis, nochtwithstanding the act 
maid thairupone of befor : Subscriuit with our hand, and wnder our signet, at 
Sterling, the xiiij daye of December, and of our regne the xxij zer. 




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154. Attestation by Archibald Earl of Argyll. 19th April 1535. 
Archibaldus comes Ergadie dominus Campbell et Lome, justiciarius generalis 
supremi domini nostri regis tocius regni sui vbilibet constitutus, vniuersis et 
singulis ad quorum noticias presentes litere peruenerint, salutem : Noueritis quod 
comparens coram nobis in curia itineris Justiciarie supremi domini nostri regis 
tenta et inchoata in pretorio burgi de Jedburgh die lune decimo nono die mensis 
Aprilis anno Domini millesimo quingentesimo trigesimo quinto, Eobertus Scott de 
Allanehauch indictatus et per rotulos regios calumpniatus pro arte et parte prodi- 
torie importationis furium et proditorum de Liddisdale ad villain de Mydlem, et pro 
rapina et ablatione a pauperibus tenentibus eiusdem j° vaccarum et bourn et xx u 
equorum et equarum, item pro violenti rapina vnius equi a Johanne Mark seruo 
domini de Borthuik, item pro arte et parte rapine duorum equorum a Willelmo 
Dawsone in Blakschele et Johanne Erkill, item pro arte et parte furti et concela- 
tionis v vaccarum a Johanne Waithe extra terras de Corsle in comitiua cum 



166 THE BUCCLEUCH MUNIMENTS. [1535. 

Willelmo Elwald vocato " Mend the caill," Eoberto ElwaH de Flaswod efc suis 
complicibus communibus furibus et proditoribus, item pro arte et parte mutilationis 
Cuthberti M'Lauchling ex suis brachiis et tibiis ; item pro arte et parte proditorij 
incendij et combustionis de Fastheuch et pro furtiua rapina xx H vaccarum et boum, 
iiij equorum et equarum extra dictas terras de Fastheuch pertinentium Lanceloto 
Ker et suis tenentibus ; item pro arte et parte furtiue rapine ij c ouium extra terras 
de Zar a pauperibus tenentibus earundem ; item pro arte et parte furti et concela- 
tionis xl xx ouium a domino de Polmoud et suis tenentibus extra terras de Tued- 
dell ; item pro arte et parte crudelis interfectionis quondam Thome Turn bull et 
Andree alias Dauid Turnbull in villa de Eowle ex precogitata felonia commisse ; 
item pro arte et parte furti et concelationis ij c catellorum iiij c ouium extra terras 
de Eowle a pauperibus tenentibus earundem ; item pro arte et parte proditorij 
incendij et combustionis ville de Sonderland et Sonderlandhall, et pro furtiua 
rapina lxxx vaccarum et boum, ij c ouium, xij equorum et equarum a pauperibus 
tenentibus dicte ville ; item pro arte et parte proditorij incendij facti super terris 
de Clarelaw; et pro arte et parte furtiue rapine lxxx vaccarum et boum xx u 
equorum et equarum iij c ouium extra easdem terras ; ac eciam pro proditoria cap- 
tione vnius pauperis viri dicte ville tanquam captiui donee persoluit eius redemp- 
tionem, videlicet, ad le ransoum ; item pro arte et parte furtiue rapine v c vaccarum 
et boum, ij c ouium, xvi equorum et equarum extra terras de Eskle a pauperibus ten- 
entibus earundem ; item pro arte et parte furtiue rapine ij° vaccarum et boum, 
xlviij^ ouium, Ix equorum et equarum et diuersorum bonorum domicilioram ad 
valorem ij c mercarum extra terras de Mydlem a tenentibus earundem ; item pro 
arte et parte furtiue rapine xx* 1 vaccarum et boum extra terras de Calclschelis a 
tenentibus earundem ; item pro proditoria intercommunicatione et assistencia 
datis Anglis tempore guerre ; et pro proditoria importacione eorundem diuersis 
vicibus in partes Scotie ; pro interfectionibus, murthuris, rapinis, furtis et depreda- 
tionibus ; item pro arte et parte proditorij incendij et combustionis loci de Hangyn- 
schaw pertinentis Jacobo Murray ; et pro arte et parte rapine bonorum vtensiliorum 
extra dictum locum ad valorem iij c mercarum, xl vaccarum et boum, xij equorum 
et equarum ; item pro communi furto, communi receptatione furti, communi extra- 
positione et importatione inter Scotiam et Angliam furtiuo modo : Quasquidem 
calumpnias prefatus Eobertus in facie judicij omnino denegauit, et per condignam 
assisam quittus factus fuit penitus et immunis ; et hoc omnibus quorum interest per 
presentes notificamus : In cuius rei testimonium sigillum officij Justiciarie supremi 
domini nostri Eegis presentibus est affixum, anno, mense, die et loco supradictis. 



1539.] 



THE BUCCLEUCH MUMMENTS. 



167 



155. Composition for misdemeanours on the part of William Scott, son of 
Robert Scott of Alanehauch. 4th May 1535. 
Componitur pro remissione cum Willelmo Scott filio Roberti Scott de Alanhauch 
infra vicecomitatum de Roxburcht commorante pro intercommunicatione cum 
Willelmo Scott eius patruo, supremi domini nostri Regis rebelle, et ad cornu suum 
existente, et pro oppressione per eum facta Georgio Turnbull filio Thome Turnbull 
eundem vulnerando et ledendo, et pro omnibus actione et crimine que inde 
quouismodo sequi poterint : Subscriptum per dominos compositores, apud Jedburgh 
quarto die mensis Maij, anno Domini j m0 v c triccsimo quinto. 



Compositio hj llb vj s viij 






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156. Retour of James Creichtoun as heir to his father, James Creichtoun 
of Cranstounriddale, in Cattislak, etc. 2 2d January 1539. 

Hec inquisitio facta fuit in pretorio burgi de Edinburgh, coram honorabili viro 
Johanne Perdovin clauigero vicecomite de Selkirk in hac parte, per commissi onem 
supremi domini nostri regis sub testimonio sui magni sigilli specialiter constituto, 
vicesimo secundo die mensis Januarij anno Domini millesimo quingentesimo 
trigesimo nono, per istos honorabiles subscriptos, videlicet, Henricum Congiltoun 
de eodem, Johannem Fawside de eodem, Hugonem Douglas de Languudry, Jacobum 
Heriot de Trabrovne, Willelmum Borthuik de Crukistoun, Willelmum Giffert de 
Scherefhall, Andream Wardlaw de Warestoun, Jacobum Ramsay de Quhithill. 
Robertum Scott de Hovpaslot, Magistrum Georgium Hay de Myerzeame, Willel- 



1 6 8 THE B UGGLE UCH MUNIMENTS. [1539. 

mum Frog, Thomam Portuus, Johannem Pollok, Gavinum Brovne, et Willelmum 
Jolinestoun : Qui jurati dicunt quod quondam Jacobus Creichtoun de Cranstounrid- 
dale, pater Jacobi Creichtoun, latoris presentium obijt vltimo vestitus et sasitus vt 
de feodo ad pacem et fidem supremi domini nostri regis, de totis et integris terris 
et locis forestis subscriptis, videlicet, de loco et terris de Cattislak cum turre et 
fortalicio earundem, locis et terris de Ester et Wester Montberngear ac de loco et 
terris de Blakgrane cum omnibus suis pertinenciis, jacentibus in dominio Foreste 
de Ettrik infra vicecomitatum de Selkirk, et quod dictus Jacobus Creichtoun est 
legittimus et propinquior heres eiusdem quondam Jacobi Creichtoun patris sui de 
totis et integris prenominatis terris et forestis locis suprascriptis cum omnibus suis 
pertinenciis, et quod est legittime etatis, et quod dicte terre de Cattislak cum turre 
et fortalicio earundem valent nunc per annum sexagenta vndecem libras sex decern 
solidos et octo denarios vsualis monete regni Scotie, et tempore pacis valuerunt 
quadragenta mercas eiusdem monete, et quod dicte terre de Ester Montberngear 
valent nunc per annum sexagenta duodecem libras tres solidos et quatuor denarios 
prefate vsualis monete, et tempore pacis valuerunt quadragenta mercas eiusdem 
monete, et quod dicte terre de Wester Montberngear valent nunc per annum sex- 
agenta duodecem libras, tres solidos, et quatuor denarios antedicte vsualis monete, 
et tempore pacis valuerunt quadragenta mercas eiusdem monete, et quod dicte terre 
et locum de Blakgrane valent nunc per annum sexagenta vndecem libras sexdecem 
solidos et octo denarios prefate vsualis monete, et tempore pacis valuerunt quadra- 
genta mercas eiusdem monete, et quod omnes et singule prenominate terre cum 
locis, turre et fortalicio antedictis ac suis pertinenciis, tenentur in capite de supremo 
domino nostro rege in feodifirma, reddendo in.de annuatim pro quolibet dictorum 
locorum siue lie steeling feodifirmam de eodem debitam extendentem ad quantita- 
tem prout particulariter superius exprimuntur, vnacum duplo dicte feodifirme ad 
introitnm cuiuslibet legittimi heredis ad easdem nomine feodifirme tantum, et 
quod omnes et singule prenominate terre cum locis, turre et fortalicio antedictis, ac 
singulis suis pertinenciis, nunc existunt in manibus prefati supremi domini nostri 
regis legittime per seipsum ob causam mortis dicti quondam Jacobi Creichtoun 
patris dicti Jacobi latoris presencium qui obijt per spacium tresdecem ebdomada- 
rum aut eocirca ante confectionem presentis inquisitionis, in defectu veri heredis 
jus suum hucusque minime prosequentis : In cuius rei testimonium sigilla quorun- 
dam eorum qui dicte inquisicioni intererant, sub inclusione sigilli dicti vicecomitis de 
Selkirk in hac parte, vnacum breui regio intus clauso, presentibus sunt appensa, 
anno, mense, die et loco supradictis. 



1540.] THE BUGCLEUGH MUNIMENTS. 169 

157. Letter from King James the Fifth permitting "Walter Scott of 
Branksholme, knight, then in the King's ward, to carry on law pro- 
ceedings. 12th June [1540.] 

Kex. 
Chancellar, President, and Lordis of oure Counsale and Sessioun, and all vtheris 
oure jugeis and ministeris of our lawis, spirituale and temporale, within oure 
realme, we grete zow wele : Forsamekill as Walter Scott of Brankisholme, 
knycht, now being in our ward in our will for certane crimes, and in oure ward 
thairfore, hes certane actionis of sowmes of money, obligationis, airschip gudis, 
and wranguis occupatioun of landis and vthiris for himself, and as air to his gude- 
schir and fader, and vthir wayis of his foirbearis to persew before zou aganis diuers 
and sindry personis, and speciallie aganis Jonet Scott, air of vmquhile Walter Scott of 
Howpaslott, and Thomas M'Dowell of M'Caristoun, hir spous, for his interes ; and 
becaus we haue nocht declarit our mynd nor zit our will aganis the said Walter, 
and sufferis him remane in our ward ; Thairfor ze stop to do him iustice in the 
saidis materis, allegeand the entres therof p>ertenis to ws for the caus foresaid, and 
we be thir presentis for certane resonable caussis moving ws, gevis the said Walter 
our full power and licence to persew the saidis actionis, win and recouer the samin, 
aganis quhatsumeuir personis, or to aggre to and compoun with thame therupoun, 
as he sail think expedient ; and als be the tennour herof transferris in him all our 
richt and entres thairof, and specialie of the actioun foresaid, heirfoir chargeing zow, 
and ilkane of zow, that ze do him iustice tharein with expeditioun, nochtwith- 
standing ony oure rycht or interes transferrit be ws in him as said is ; dischargeing 
oure aduocat of all persewing, allegeing, or proponyng of our interes or rycht in the 
said mater transferrit be ws, as said is, in the said Walter, and of his office in that 
behalf : for our will and mynd is that the said Walter haue iustice in the saidis 
materis, nochtwithstanding his being in our will and ward, or ony our writtingis 
in the contrar, as ze will ansuer to ws thairupoun. Subscriuit with our hand and 
vnder our signet at Edinburgh, the tuelf day of Junii, and of our regnne the xxvij 
zeir. James E. 

158. Offer by Walter Scott of Branxhelme, Knight, to the Privy Council, 
to keep good rule on the Border, and Warrant for his discharge from 
the King's ward. [G. 1540.] 

Comperit Walter Scot of Branxhelme, knycht, and gaif in thir offeris vndirwrittin, 
subscriuit with his hand, quhilkis the Kingis Grace hes sene and considerit of be- 

Y 



170 THE BVCGLEUCH MUNIMENTS. [1540. 

foir, and thair, in presens of the saidis Lordis, band and oblyst him to keip, obserue 
and fulfill the saidis offeris in all poyntis and articulis contenit in the samin, and 
desyrit the saidis offeris to be actit in the bukis of counsale, and is content that 
thir offeris be na preiudice to the band maid of befoir at Jedburgh, bot that the 
samin haue als grete effect now as of befoir, nochtwithstanding thir offeris fol- 
lowing, off the quhilk the tennour followis : — 

Inprimis, I offer to his Grace that I sail caus gude reule be kepit in tyme 
cuming within my boundis pertening to me in Teviotdale, for all maner of failzeis, 
as ony bordorar sail do for gude reule within the realme of Scotland, and sail caus 
the samin be als peciabill and obedient to the Kingis Grace and his lawis as ony 
part of Lowthiane ; and gif ony of myne happinnis to failze to our souerane lordis 
liegis, I sail incontinent thaireftir bring thame to be pvnist, or ellis to do redres the 
failze, and hald the faltouris of the cuntre, thare wiffis and barnis, ay and quhill 
it pleis the Kingis gude Grace ; and sail mak redres to all Scotismen sen the air 
of Jedburgh eftir the forme of my band, and to Ingland sen the last peax eftir the 
lawis of the bordouris. 

Secundlie, I offer to the Kingis Grace, gif my Lord Maxwel will nocht tak 
the reule of Eskdale, Ewisdale and "Waukhopdale on him, at the plesoure of the 
Kingis gude Grace, I am content to tak on me the reule of the saidis Eskdale, 
Ewisdale and Wauchopdale, and sail caus gude reule be kepit be the inhabitantis 
of the samin in tyme cuming, and sail ansuer for the samin baith anent Scotland 
and Ingland, in the samin maner as I haue offerit for my boundis pertening to me 
in Tavidale, or to caus gude plegis to be enterit to the Kingis gude Grace for all 
surnamis and clannis necessar duelland within the saidis boundis, or to ryde with 
the Lord Maxwell or ony vthir havand the Kingis authorite, als oft as I be 
chargit tharto. 

Thridlie, I offer to the Kingis Grace, gif it pleis his Grace to caus my Lord 
Bothuile to pas to the Armytage and remane thair be the space of xv dayis, and 
gif the clannis and surnamis of Liddisdale will enter plegis to the said Lord at the 
plesoure of the Kingis Grace, that beand done, I traist his Grace is satis[f]iit, and 
gif the saidis surnammis and clannis be obstinate and wil nocht entir thair plegis 
to the plesour of the Kingis Grace at command of thair Lord, my Lord Bothuile, 
or ony vthir as plesis the Kingis Grace, I am content to ryde with my Lord 
Bothuile at command of the Kingis Grace, or ony vtheris his Grace plesis, to put gude 
reule in that cuntre, or to command me to ryde with my hale power of freyndis, 
I am content als oft as the said Lord or ony vthiris foirsaidis will command, in 



1541.] THE BUCCLEUCH MUNIMENTS. 171 

the Kingis name, and the sayd Lord may nocht remane in the said cuntre quhill it 
be pecifiit, I obliss me at the Kingis command, in the absence of the Lord Bothuile 
or ony vthir foirsaid, to help him fra trublis, to oist, birn, sla and distroy ilk xv 
dayis anys, ay and quhill the Kingis grace be content of sufficient plegis of thame. 
Rex. 
Forsamekle as our cousing Malcome Lord Fleming, Robert Charteris of Amys- 
feild, and Niniane Creichtoun of Bellibocht ar becumin in our presens souerte for 
Walter Scott of Branxhelme, knycht, in the sovme of x m merkis for fulfilling of his 
offeris eftir the tennour of the samin, and eftir the forme and tennour of this writing 
within writtin, and the saidis Lardis of Amysfeild and Bellibocht ar bundin for the re- 
leif of our said cousing, and als our said cousing is bundin and oblyst to entir Robert 
Scot of Wanfra in ward within ony our castellis within ten dayis eftir he be chargit 
be ws thairto, vndir the pane of x m lib. : heirfor we consent that the saidis Lard of 
Buccleuch and Robert Scot be put to fredome and furth of our wardis quhair thai 
ar now in keping, that is to say the said Robert simpliciter, and the said Lard of 
Buccleuch enterand tua of his freyndis as salbe specifiit be ws in our preceptis 
and chargis, to remane as plegis in ward, eftir the tennour of this vthir writting. 

159. Assedation of the Lands of the Lordship of Liddisdale. 
7th May 1541. 

Assedatio Dominii de Liddisdail facta apud castrum de Armtage per Dauid Wod 
de Craig, Computorum Rotulatorem, septimo die mensis Maii anno Domini mille- 
simo quingentesimo quadragesimo primo. 

Blakterres. 

Twylishope, viij mercate terrarum. 

Bilhope xij mercate terrarum : assedantur Thome Armestrang de 

Meriantoun, soluendo annuatim .... vij merkis. 
Gorrumbarry, decern mercate terrarum : assedantur Archibaldo El- 

wald soluendo ...... x merkis. 

Makpatrikhope, decern mercate terrarum : assedantur Willielmo 

Elwald. 
BraidUe, octo mercate terrarum : assedantur Andree Elwald et aliis 

soluendo ...... viij merkis. 

Catlie, octo mercate terrarum : assedantur Joanni Elwald et suo 

fratri soluendo annuatim pro eisdem . . . viij merkis. 



172 THE BUGCLEUCH MUNIMENTS. [1541. 

Dunlie, quinque mercate terrarum : assedantur Arcliibaldo Elwald, 

soluendo annuatiru ..... v merkis. 

Soundhop, viij mercate terrarum : assedantur Leoni Elwald et suo 
fratri soluendo annuatim quatuor mercas. 

Whytterhope, viij mercate terrarum : assedantur, quinque mercate 
eiusdem Willielmo Elwald in Ramrnilgill, Leoni Elwald, 
Joanni Elwald, Roberto Elwald et Leoni Elwald, soluendo 
annuatim pro eisdem, ..... viij merkis. 
Et tres mercate eiusdem vaste, ut asseritur. 

Streichelhope, viij mercate terrarum : assedantur Roberto Elwald in 
Ramniisgill, Joanni de lie Hill, Ade Elwald de Leyis, Joanni 
Elwald ibidem antiquo, Roberto Elwald de Rammisgill, 
Joanni Elwald, Jacobo Elwald eius filio, alias Neillis Jok, 
soluendo annuatim ..... viij merkis. 

Ladilhope, quatuor mercate terrarum vacantes. 

Rampisgill, sex solidate et octo denariate terrarum : assedantur 

Joanni Elwald ibidem et Joanni Elwald soluendo annuatim vj s. viij d. 

Roddis, vna mercata terre assedatur Joanni Elwald et Jacobo El- 
wald, soluendo annuatim vnam mercam. 

Routhlie, due mercate terrarum : assedantur Mniano Elwald et 

Joanni Elwald, soluendo annuatim . . . xxvj s. viij d. 

Scliawis, quinque mercate terrarum : assedantur Roberto Elwald 

seriando, soluendo annuatim . . . iij li. vj s. viij d. 

Lewinlowis, decern solidate terrarum : assedantur dicto Roberto 

Elwald, soluendo annuatim . . . . . x s. 

Pantodene, octo solidate terrarum : assedantur Willielmo Elwald, 

soluendo annuatim ...... viij s. 

Heliesyde, quinque mercate terrarum vacantes, ut asseritur. 

Ouirraw, xxxj solidate terrarum : assedantur Willielmo Simsoun et 

Andree Symsoun, soluendo annuatim . . . xxxj s. 

Brokellie, octo solidate terrarum : assedantur Roberto Elwald, sol- 
uendo annuatim ....... viij s. 

Baggart, octodecim solidate terrarum : assedantur Jacobo Elwald, 

soluendo annuatim ..... xviij s. 

Broneiston, xiiij solidate terrarum : assedantur Roberto Elwald, 

soluendo annuatim ...... xiiij s. 



1541.] 



THE BUGCLEUGH MUNIMENTS. 



17.3 



Park, xiij s. et quatuor denariate terrarum : assedantur Symoni El- 
wald, soluendo annuatim ..... 

Foulschelmoore, sex solidate et octo denariate terrarum vacantes. 

Singdane, duodecim mercate terrarum : assedantur Willielmo El- 
wald, soluendo annuatim ..... 

Cleifhope, quinque mercate terrarum, vacantes, vt asseritur. 

Cleirlandis, Eobsteid, Thomscotsteid, Cranswat, Gusbank, Hurkle- 
buss : quinque mercate terrarum : assedantur Willielmo El- 
wald, Dauid Elwald, Bartliolomeo Nixsoun, Niniano Elwald, 
soluendo annuatim ..... 

Brighous, sexdecim solidate terrarum : assedantur Alexandro Nix- 
soun, Willielmo Nixsoun et Willielmo Nixsoun ibidem, sol- 
uendo annuatim ...... 

The Mure, quinque solidate et quatuor denariate terrarum vacantes. 

Heuclious, xv s. terrarum : assedantur Willielmo Elwald, soluendo 
annuatim ...... 

Mylhous, xv s. terrarum : assedantur Thome Armestrang, soluendo 
annuatim ...... 

Kellilee, quinque mercate terrarum : assedantur Georgio Nixsoun, 
Joanni Nixoun, Clementi Nixsoun, Andree Nixsoun, solu- 
endo annuatim ...... 

The Dyk, decim solidate terrarum : assedantur Georgio Nixsoun et 
Eduardo Nixsoun, soluendo annuatim 

The Hie Treis, xvj s. terrarum : assedantur Boberto Elwald et Dauid 
Elwald, soluendo annuatim .... 

Thornyshope, quatuor mercate terrarum : assedantur Boberto El- 
wald officiario, soluendo annuatim 

Kylsfurd, xxiiij s. terrarum : assedantur Henrico Nixsoun et Wil- 
lielmo Nixsoun, soluendo annuatim 

Burnmount, xxs. terrarum : assedantur Jacobo Henrisone, Henrico 
Henriesoun, soluendo annuatim .... 

Schiperschedden, viginti solidate terrarum : assedantur Henrico 
Nixsoun et Dauid Nixsoun, soluendo 

Hold en, xv s. terrarum : assedantur Willielmo Nixsoun, soluendo 
annuatim ...... 

Fopillis, due solidate terrarum vacantes. 



xiij s. iiij d. 
xij merkis. 



v merkis. 

. xyjs. 

XV s. 
XV s. 

v merkis. 

xs. 

. xvj s. 

iiij merkis. 

xxiiij s. 

. xx s. 

. xx s. 

xv s. 



174 



THE BUCCLEUCH MUNIMENTS. 



[1541. 



Dawistoun, xx s. ten-arum : asseclantur Jacobo Crosar, soluendo 

annuatim . . . . . . . xx s. 

Hudislious, xx s. terraruni : assedantur Philippo Crosar, soluendo 

annuatim . . . . , . xx s. 

Cowartkous, xx s. terrarum : assedantur Thome Crosar, soluendo 

annuatim . . - . . . . . xx s. 

Byresteid, xxxij s. terrarum : assedantur Roberto Crosar, Clementi 

Crosar et Leoni Crosar, Gilberto Crosar, soluendo annuatim xxxij s. 

Sauchtree, xiiij s. terrarum : assedantur Eoberto Henrisoun et 

Joanni Henriesoun, soluendo annuatim . . . xiiij s. 

Howletcruik, xxx d. terrarum : asseclantur Thome Henrisoun, 

soluendo ...... xxxd. 

Falset, quadraginta octo solidate terrarum : assedantur Eoberto 
Henrisoun, Willielmo Henrisoun, Niniano Henrisoun, et 
Willielmo Henrisoun, soluendo annuatim . . . xlviij s. 

Eicardtoun Cleuche, xl solidate terrarum : assedantur Martino 

Crosar et Patricio Crosar, soluendo annuatim . . xl s. 

Eicardtoun, xl s. terrarum : assedantur Eollando Elwald, AVillielmo 
Elwald, Martino Crosar, et Patricio Crosar, soluendo an- 
nuatim . . . . . . . xl s. 

Hietrecleuchis, xvs. terrarum: assedantur Matheo Nixsoun, sol- 
uendo annuatim . . . . . . . xv s. 

Hesseldale, xij s. terrarum : asseclantur Joanni Nixsoun, soluendo 

annuatim . . . . . . . xij s. 

Swanisdale, xij s. terrarum : assedantur Jaffray Crosar, soluendo 

annuatim . . . . . . xij s. 

Culigrath, xij s. terrarum : assedantur Clementi Crosar, soluendo 

annuatim . . . . . . xij s. 

Gigsonis Flatt, vacans. 

Stellis within the Dyk, xxxj s. terrarum : assedantur Barthilmeo 
Nixsoun, Thome Nixsoun et Jaffra Nixsoun, soluendo 
annuatim ...... xxxj s. 

Whythauch, decern solidate et octo denariate terrarum : assedantur 

Jacobo Armstrang, soluendo annuatim . . x s. viij d. 

Cruikit Bank, x s. viij denariate terrarum : assedantur Willielmo 

Armstrang, soluendo annuatim . . . . x s. viij d. 



1541.] THE BUCGLEUCH MUNIMENTS. 175 



Manys, x s. viij denariate terrarum : assedantur Thome Arm- 

strang, soluendo annuatim . . . . x s. viij d. 

Eiddale Steid : asseritur pertinere Domino de Glendynwyn here- 
ditaria, tenere de Domino de Liddisdaill. 
Kyrndene, vna mercata terrarum : assedatur Georgeo Armstrang, 

soluendo ...... xiij s. iiij d. 

Dykraw, vna mercata terre : assedatur Willielmo Armstrang 

Hectori Armstrang, soluendo annuatim . . . xiij s. iiij d. 

Hieflycht, tres librate terrarum: assedantur Martino Nixsoim, sol- 

endo annuatim . . . . . . . iij lib. 

Hardenbank, j mercata terre : assedatur Joanni Armstrang, soluendo 

annuatim ...... xiij s. iiij d. 

Arnothill, tres solidate quatuor denariate terrarum : assedantur 

Niniano Armstrang, soluendo annuatim . . .iij s. iiij d. 

Welstremis, due solidate terrarum : assedantur Niniano Armstrang, 

soluendo annuatim . . . . . ij s. 

Storeissteid alias Gudelland, quinque solidate terrarum : assedantur 

Cristello Armstrang, soluendo annuatim . . . .vs. 

Byrholme, xxvj s. viij d. terrarum : assedantur Hectori Armstrang, 

soluendo annuatim ..... xxvj s. viij d. 

Coklaik, x s. terrarum : assedantur Symoni Ehvald, soluendo annuatim . x s. 

Vnsthank, vacans. 
Powis, xiijs, iiij d. terrarum : assedantur Cristello Armstrang, 

soluendo annuatim ..... xiij s. iiij d. 

Ealtoun, tres librate septem solidate terrarum : assedantur Roberto 
• Armstrang, Niniano Armstrang et Thome Armstrang, 

soluendo annuatim . . . . .iij lib. vij s. 

Wowlyk, xx s. terrarum : assedantur Symoni Armstrang serjando, 

soluendo annuatim . . . . . xx s. 

Newland, xviij denariate terrarum vacantes. 
Ouergubbislie, xvj s. terrarum : assedantur Thome Armstrang de 

Merjantoun, Cuthberto Armstrang, soluendo annuatim . . xvj s. 

Nethergubbislie, viij s. terrarum : assedantur Willielmo Armstrang et 

Roberto Armstrang, soluendo annuatim .... viij s. 
Copschaw, quinque mercate terrarum : assedantur Roberto Ehvald, 

soluendo annuatim ..... v merkis. 



176 THE BVGGLEUCH MUNIMENTS. [1541. 

Grenys, decim solidate terrarum : assedantur Thome Armstrang, 

callit the Bull, soluendo annuatim . . . . x s. 

Pollok, quinque solidate terrarum : assedantur Cristallo Armstrang, 

soluendo . . . . . . .vs. 

Toddellis, quinque solidate : assedantur dicto Cristallo, soluendo 

annuatim . . . . . . .vs. 

Cristishill, quinque solidate terrarum : assedantur Domino de 

Maniertoun, soluendo . . . . . .vs. 

Carglais, xxiiij s. terrarum : assedantur Alexandra Armstrang, 

soluendo annuatim ..... xxiiij s. 

Sisselscheillis, xiij s. iiij d. terrarum : assedantur Alexandro Arm- 
strang, soluendo annuatim, .... xiij s. iiij d. 

Ouerfoulwod, x s. terrarum : assedantur Alexandro Armstrang, 

soluendo . . . . . . . x s. 

Netherfoulwood, x s. terrarum : assedantur Symoni Armstrang, sol- 
uendo annuatim . . . . . . . x s. 

Wedoscheillis, xiiij s. terrarum : assedantur Symoni Armstrang, 

soluendo annuatim ..... xiiij s. 

Stanygill, quinque solidate terrarum : assedantur dicto Symoni, 

soluendo annuatim . . . . . .vs. 

Reidmoss, xxx denariate terrarum : assedantur dicto Symoni soluendo xxx d. 

Over Guhisgillis, Nether Guhisgillis, Purveuen et Vtnomound : 
novem mercate terrarum : assedantur Bartholomeo etNiniano 
Armstrang, soluendo annuatim . . . . . vj lib. 

Flatt, quinque mercate terrarum : assedantur Symoni Armstrang, 

soluendo annuatim ..... vmerlds. 

Half of the Regarthe, quinque mercate terrarum : asseritur perti- 
nere domino de Meniertouti in hereditate. 

Burnfute, due mercate terrarum : assedantur Symoni Forester, 

soluendo annuatim ..... xxvj s. viij d. 

Ryleknowe, due mercate terrarum : assedantur Andree Forester, 

soluendo annuatim ..... xxvj s. viij d. 

Avirholme, quadraginta solidate terrarum : assedantur Andree 

Forester et Lenceloto Forester soluendo annuatim . . xvij s. 

Meriantoun, Mylneholme : in manibus domini de Meriantoun 
hereditarie ut asseritur. 



1541.] THE BUCGLEUOH MUNIMENTS. 177 



Syksett, due mercate terrarum : assedantur Allano Forester, sol- 

uendo annuatim ...... xxvj s. viij d. 

Bennetholme, xlij s. terrarum : assedantur Willielmo Forester, sol- 

uendo annuatim ....... xlij s. 

Grenehauchschaw, xxx s. terrarum. : assedantur Joanni Forester, 

soluendo annuatim ..... xxx s. 

Cassaltoun Moore, quinque mercate terrarum vacantes. 
Hangmanis Aiker, xxx d. terrarum : assedantur Thome Armstrang, 

soluendo annuatim ..... xxx d. 

Ricardtounlie, quinque solidate terrarum vacantes. 
Cassiltoun croftis, vacantes. 
Heuchoushill, xv s. terrarum : assedantur Joanne Kellelee et Joanni 

Nixsoun, soluendo annuatim . . . . xv s. 

Tynneswoodgrene : quinque mercate terrarum : assedantur Symoni 

Armstrang, soluendo annuatim . . . . v merkis. 

Burnehous, vacans. 

Cumisbodinn, vij s. terrarum vacantes. 
Baitschiell, vacans. 
Annotschell, vacans. 

Hogisdale, vj s. viij d. terrarum vacantes. 
Holme, xij d. terrarum vacantes. 
Flaskwood, vacans. 
Blaikburne, vj s. viij d. terrarum : assedantur Martino Armstrang, 

soluendo annuatim . . . . vj s. viij d. 

Litlesteill, vj s. terrarum : assedantur Barthilomeo Nixsoun, soluendo 

annuatim . . . . . . vj s. 

Hogischeill, vj s. viij d. terrarum vacantes. 

Spittelflatt, vj mercate terrarum vacantes quia Flatt prius assedatur. 

Mylneholme et Langiandis, asseritur pertinere domino de Meriantoun. 

Belsis, asseritur pertinere abbati de Jedburght. 

Kershope, decim mercate terrarum : asseritur vastari, excepto propter 

summering. 
Bagartli, Sorbe et Sorbetrees, decern mercate terrarum : asseritur 

pei'tinere domino de Meriantoun in hereditate. 
Scliortbuttis, xx s. terrarum : asseritur pertinere domino de Sckort- 

buttis hereditarie. 

z 



178 THE BUCGLEUCH MUNIMENTS. [1541 

Reidmoos, vacans. 

Bluntwood, asseritur pertinere Roberto Elwald hereditarie. 

Sant-Marie Scheillis, vacans. 

Blakburne Steid, xlv s. terrarum asseritur vocari Purveuen. 

Tynneshill, vacans, vj librate terrarum. 

Piknesteid, xiiij s. terrarum vacantes. 

Howdykis, xviij d. terrarum vacantes. 

Castelsteid, vacans. 

Dalferno, xx s. terrarum : asseritur pertinere Symoni Armstrang et 

Cristallo Armstrang pertinere. 
Kirkland : asseritur pertinere vicario. 
Howthornsyde, vj s. viij d. terrarum : asseritur pertinere domino de 

Meriantoun in hereditate. 
Holmedowis, vacans. 
Newland, vacans. 
Kirkstead, vacans. 
Gib of Holme Steid. 
Fowbvoodis. 
Nevysinstounsteid. 
Stewaschellis. 
Gilschaw et Burnhous. 
Crawfeildsteid. 
Curhauche. 

Tta est in libro rentalium supremi domini nostri regis. 

Joannes Skene, Cls. Regri. etc. 

[Dorso] — The rentall conteinit in our Soverane Lordis rollis off the particular 
landis enumeratit to ly within the lordschipt of Liddisdaill gevin vpe be 
Dauid Woode of Craige, controllar for the tyme, vpoun the sevint day of 
Maij 1541. 

160. Notarial Instrument recording the arrival of Walter Scott of 
Brankisham, Knight, at Elgin, in obedience to the. command of King 
James the Fifth. 17th August 1541. 

In Dei nomine amen : per hoc presens publicum instrumentuni cunctis pateat 
euidenter quod anno ab Incarnatione Domini millesimo quiugentesimo quadrage- 



1.542.] THE BUCCLEUCH MUNIMENTS. 179 



simo primo, rnensis vero Augusti die decimo septimo, indiccione decima quarta, 
pontificatus sanctissimi in Christo patris et domini nostri domini Pauli diuina 
prouidencia pape tercii anno septimo, in mei notarii publici et testium subscripto- 
rum presenciis personaliter constitutus honorabilis vir Walterus Scott de Brankis- 
hame, miles, desiderans et requirens me notarium publicum subscriptum testificari 
de secura et certa veritate et sciencia sui personalis aduentus ad burgum de Elgyn 
Morauiensis diocesis, secundum mandatum sibi traditum per supremum dominum 
nostrum Begem Jacobum quintum Scotorum regem illustrissimum : et cum meri- 
torium, necesse atque vtile sit fidele perbibere testimonium veritati, bine est quod 
ego notarius publicus subscriptus zelo veritatis testimonii requisitus notum facio, 
insinuo et testificor per presentes omnibus et singulis quorum interest, intererit, 
aut interesse poterit, quod vidi et presens fui quando prefatus Walterus ad pre- 
dictum burgum de Elgyn personaliter aduenisset, videbcet, decimo sexto die mensis 
predicti Augusti in anno prelibato : hoc eciam multis fidedignis viris michi 
notario publico affirmantibus et testificantibus. Super quibus omnibus et singulis 
dictus Walterus personaliter presens a me notario publico subscripto vmim vel 
plura publicum seu publica instrumentum seu instrumenta sibi fieri peciit : Acta 
erant hec infra dictum burgum in communi via regia eiusdem, hora sexta post 
meridiem vel eocirca, sub anno, die, mense, indiccione et pontificatu quibus supra ; 
presentibus ibidem, Alexandro Hwme, Willelmo Gaderar de Baithill, preposito 
dicti burgi, Willelmo Gaderar juniore, Andrea Gaderar eiusdem burgi burgensi- 
bus, Johanne Skrynigeour, Magistris Lawrencio Malisoun, et Dauid Skrymgeour, 
dominisque Willelmo Clerk et Arcbibaldo Covyntre, capellanis ecclesie cathedralis 
Morauiensis, Gauino Douglas et Boberto Zoung, cum diuersis aliis testibus ad 
premissa. 

Ita est magister Dauid Douglas, presbyter Morauiensis diocesis, publicusque 
sacra apostolica auctoritate notarius, presens [etc., in forma communi] 

161. Discharge by David, Cardinal Archbishop of St. Andrews, and Archi- 
bald Betoun of Capildra, tutors of James Creichtoun of Cranstone- 
riddall, to Janet Betoun. 14th November 1542. 

We, Dauid, Cardinall Archbischope of Sanct Androis, etc., and Archibald Betoun of 
Capildra, tutouris testamentouris to James Creichtoun of Cranstoneriddall, sone and 
aire to vmquhill James Creichtoun of Cranstoneriddall, his fader, grantis ws, as 
tutouris forsaid,to haue dischargit, and be the tenour herof dischargeis, oure cousignes 



180 THE BUGCLEUCH MUNIMENTS. [1543. 

Jonet Bettoun, the relict of the said vmquhill James, of all malis, fermes, gersumis, 
proffittis and dewiteis of the landis of Cranstounriddall, Murhous, Hand within the 
scherefdome of Edinburght, Blakgrane, Catslak, Montberngeare, Estir and Westir, 
Hand within the scherefdome of Selkirk, pertening to the said James in fe and 
heritage, of all zeris and termes precedand the day of the dait herof sene the deceis 
of the said vmqnhile James, intromettit with be the said Jonet, because we vnder- 
stand and knawis that the said Jonete hes debursit als gret sovmes of money in 
entering the said James to the saidis landis and in dowbilling the fewis thairof hes 
the saidis malis, fermes, gersumis, proffittis and dewiteis of the samyne extendis to 
in aU zeris and termes precedand the dait of thir presentis sene the deceis of the 
said vmquhil James as said is, herfor we the forsaidis tutouris quitclaims, exoneris 
and dischargeis the said Jonete and all vtheris quhome it efferis of all malis, fermes, 
gersumis, proffittis and dewiteis of all and sindry the fornemmit landis vnto the 
day of the dait herof as said is, for now and euer, be this our discharge subscriuit 
with our handis, oure signettis is affixt, att Edinburghe, the fourtene day of Nouem- 
ber, the zere of God ane thowsand five hundre and fourty tua zeris befoir thir witnes, 
Thomas Mawll, James Lyill, Dauid Grahame and Maister Andro Oliphant notar 
publict, with vtheris diueris. 








/ 

Arbald. Baton. 



162. Letter by Mary Queen of Scots appointing Sir Walter Scott of 
Branxhelme and his heirs-male Captains and Keepers of the Boyal 
Castle of Newark. 9th November 1543. 

Marie, be the grace of God, Quene of Scottis, to all and sindry our liegis and 
subditis quham it efferis, quhais knawlege thir oure lettres salcum, greting : Witt 
ze ws, with auis and consent of our derrest cousing and tutour, James Erie of 

1 The Seal of the Cardinal is still affixed to families of Beton and Balfour quarterly, sur- 
this Discharge. It is a small round seal, mounted by a cardinal's hat. 
with a shield containing the arms of the 



1543] THE BUCCLEUCH MUNIMENTS. 181 

Arrane, Lord Hammiltoun, Protectour and Gouernonr of oure realme, to haue maid, 
constitute, and ordanit, and be tliir oure lettres makis, constitutis and ordanis 
oure louit Walter Scott of Branxhelme, Knycht, and his airis maile lauchfullie to 
be gottin betuix him and Jonet Betoun, his spous, capitanis and keiparis of oure 
place and castell of Newwerk, Hand in oure lordschip of Ettrik Forest, within our 
scherefdome of Selkirk, for the space of nynetene zeris nixt to cum eftir the day 
of the date heirof, with power to thame to mak deputis and constablis vnder 
thame for keiping of oure said castell, for quhilkis thai salbe haldin to ansuer, 
siclike and als frelie as ony vtheris capitanis of oure said castell, vsit and exercit 
the said office of befoir ; for vsing and exerceing of the quhilk office of cainitanrie, 
with auis and consent of our said tutour and gouernour, we haue gevin, grantit 
and assignit, and be thir our lettres gevis, granttis and assignis to the said Walter 
and his airis male foirsaidis, thair assignais or factouris, oure landis and stedingis 
of Cartarhauch, Quhithilwra, Auklwerk, and Huntlie, Hand within our lordschip 
and schirefdome foirsaidis, with all malis, fermes, proffittis and dewiteis thairof 
in thair fee during the said space, to be brouldt, occupyit, sett, vsit and disponit 
be thame at thair plesour, during the space foirsaid, and als with auis and consent 
of our said tutour and gouernour, we haue maid, constitute and ordanit, and be 
thir oure lettres makis, constitutis and ordanis the said Walter and his airis male 
abonewrittin, oure verray lauchfull, irreuocabill and vndouttit baillies and 
chalmerlanis of oure hale landis and lordschip of Ettrik Forest foirsaidis, during 
the space and termes abonewrittin, gevand, granttand and committand to thame 
full power, speciale bidding and charge, baillie and chalmerlane courttis, vpoun 
oure saidis landis and lordschip respectiue, quhair thai sail think expedient, to the 
tennentis and inhabitantis thairof, and vtheris quham it efferis, to sett, begin, 
afferme, hald and continew als oft as neid beis ; soittis to mak be callit ; absentis 
to amerciat ; trespassouris to pvnis ; vnlawis, amerchiamentis and escheitis of the 
saidis courttis, to ask, lift, rais, and to thair vse apply, and for the samin, gif 
neid be, to poynd and distreynze ; the tennentis and inhabitantis of oure foirsaidis 
landis and lordschip, befoir quhatsumeuir juge or jugeis, spirituale or temporale, 
thai be attacheit or arreistit, to the priuilege and fredome of the said baillie and 
chalmerlane courttis, to reduce, replege, borrow, and aganebring ; cautioun of cole- 
raith for iustice to be ministerit to partiis complenand within terme of law, to gif 
and find ; courttis to the partyis, to assigne and Hmite ; the malis, grassumes, fermes, 
proffittis and dewiteis of our saidis landis and lordschip fra the tenentis inhabi- 
tantis thairof, to ask, rais and resaue, and for the samin, gif neid be, to poynd and 



182 THE BUCCLEUCH MUNIMENTS. [1544. 

distreynze, and thame to inbring and deliuer to ws and oure cornptrollar at Wit- 
sonday and Martymes, in winter, and to mak compt thairof zeirlie in oure Chekker ; 
Deputis vnder tliame in the saidis offices, ane or maa, clerkis, seriandis, dempstaris 
and all vtheris officiaiis and niembris of courte neidfull to mak, creat, substitute 
and ordaine, for quhilkis thai salbe haldin to ansuer, and generalie all and sindrie 
vtlieris thingis to do, exerce and vse, that to the office of bailliery and chalmer- 
lanrie of law and consuetude ar knawin to pertene ; ferme and stable, haldand and 
for to hald, all and quhatsumeuir thingis the said Walter, his airis and deputis 
and officiaris in the premissis rychtuislie ledis to be done : Subscriuit be oure said 
tutour and gouernour, and gevin vnder our priue seill at Edinburgh, the nynt day 
of Nouember, the zeir of God j m v c fourty thre zeiris, and of our regnne the first 
zeir. 




163. Letter by Queen Mary discharging Walter Ker of Cesfurd from 
assuming the office of Warden of the Middle Marches. 22d October 1544. 

Marie, be the grace of God, Queue of Scottis : To oure louittis William Hardy 

oure Schireffis in that parte, 
coniunctlie and seueralie, specialie constitut, greting : Forsamekle as we and oure 
derrest cousing and tutour, James Erie of Arrane, Lord Hammiltoun, etc., Protectour 
and Gouernour of oure realme, ar surelie informit that Walter Ker of Cesfurd, 
allegeand him Wardane of oure Myyddill Marches, hes concurrit, fortifiit and 
assistit to Archibald Erie of Angus, quha hes vsurpit the office of Lieutenandry of 
the south partis of oure realme on him, George Dowglas his bruthir, thair assis- 
taris and partetakaris being vndir summondis at oure and oure said Tutouris 
instance for certane crymes of treasoun and liesmaiestie committit be thame incon- 
trar ws and oure auctorite ; and als hes intercomunit treasonablie diuers and 
sindry tymes with oure auld inymyis of Ingland, and he, his kin and frendis be 
the maist parte lyis vndir assouerance with thame, and vsis the said office of war- 



1545.] THE BUCCLEUCH MUNIMENTS. 183 

danerie nocht commonlie as it aucht to be, bot for his avne particulare wele ; 
vsurpand thairthrow oure auctorite on him wranguislie, in hie contemptioun of ws 
and oure said Tutour, contempnand and lychtliand ws thairthrow : Our will is 
heirfore and we charge zow straitlie and commandis that, incontinent thir oure 
lettres sene, ze pas to the mercate croces of oure burrowis of Edinburgh, Jedburgh, 
Selkirk and vthir places nedfull, and thair be opin proclamatioun in oure and oure 
said Tutouris name and auctorite. discharge the said Walter Ker and all vtheris in 
his name vsurparis and vsaris of the said office of wardanery of the samyn office of 
wardanery and all thingis belanging thairto and of thair office in that parte for 
euir for the causis abone written be thir oure lettres ; and this on na wise ze leif 
vndone as ze will anser to ws thairupoun : The quhilk to do we commit to zow, 
coniunctlie and seueralie, oure full power be thir our lettres, deliuering thaim be 
zou deulie execute and indorsate agane to the berar : Gevin vndir oure signete and 
subscriuit be our said Tutour and Gouernour at Edinburcht the xxij day of October, 
the zeir of God i m v c xliiij zeris, and of our regime the secund zer. 

James G. 

164. Katification by Queen Mary of Acts of Parliament for restoring Sir 
Walter Scott of Branxhelme to his property, offices, and honours. 
30th April 1545. 
Maria Dei gratia regina Scotorum, omnibus probis hominibus suis ad quos 
presentes litere peruenerint, salutem : Sciatis nos cum auisamento charissimi 
consanguinei et tutoris nostri, Jacobi comitis Aranie domini Hammyltoun, 
regni nostri protectoris et gubernatoris, ac trium statuum nostri Parliamenti, 
quoddam actum eiusdem per prefatum nostrum charissimum consanguineum 
et tutorem ac dicti Parliamenti tres status antedictos quoddam aliud actum 
ratificando, approbando et confirmando datum et promulgatum vtique et intel- 
lexisse, sub hac forma : In the Parliament haldin at Edinburgh, the tuelf day 
of December, the zeir of God j m v° fourty thre zeiris, the quhilk day my 
Lord Gouernoure, with the avis of the thre Estatis of Parliament, ratifyis and 
apprevis, and be fensement of the samyn confermes the Act and declaratioun maid 
in the last Parliament to Walter Scott of Branxhelme, knycht, in all poyntis and 
articulis contenit in the samyn, quhilk wes producit be the said Walter vnder the 
testimoniale of the grete seill, of the quhilk the tennour followis : — Maria Dei 
gratia regina Scotorum, omnibus probis hominibus suis ad quos presentes litere 
peruenerint, salutem : Sciatis nos quoddam actum nostri Parliamenti per nos cum 



184 THE BUGGLEUCH MUNIMENTS. [1545. 

auisamento, auctoritate et consensu cliarissimi consanguinei et tutoris nostri, 
Jacobi comitis Aranie domini Hammyltoun, regni nostri protectoris et guber- 
natoris, et tres regni nostri status in eodern congregatos datum et promulgatum, 
vtique et intellexisse sub hac forma : In the Parliament lialdin at Edinburgh the 
xv day of March e, the zeir of God j m v c xlij zeiris, the quhilk day oure souerane 
lady the Quenis Grace, with auis, auctorite and consent of hir darrest cousing and 
tutoure, James Erie of Arrane, Lord Hammiltoun, protectour and gouernoure of 
hir realme, and thre Estatis of the samyn in plane Parliament, havand considera- 
tioun that Waltir Scott of Branxhelme, knycht, in the iustice air haldin at Jed- 
burgh, the xix day of Aprile, the zeir of God j m v c thretty five zeiris, become in 
vmquhile oure souerane Lordis will, for feir of his life, for the allegit assistance 
gevin to the Lord Dakir and Schir Cristell Dakir, Inglismen, and thair complices, 
in tyme of the birnyng of Caveris and Dennvme, quhairfoir his Grace thocht that 
the said Walter [de]seruit na forthir pvnitioun thairfoir than to be put in ward 
for ane certane tyme, at his Grace will and plesour, and oure said vmquhile 
souerane lord, ane litill afoir his deces, remembrand vpoun the said Schir Walteris 
trew, gude and thankfull seruice done to his Hienes aganis his auld enemyis of 
Ingland, and siclike, of his innocence in that behaf, relaxt the said Schir Waltir 
furth of ward, and ordanit to repone and restore him to the samyn estait that he 
wes in befoir the said accusatioun, and his becumin in will for the said allegit 
cryme ; thairfoir hir Hienes, with auis, auctorite and consent of hir said Tutoure 
and thre Estatis of the realme foirsaid, in face of plane Parliament, restoris, reponis 
and reintegratis the said Schir Waltir to all his landis, annuellis, offices, heretageis, 
stedingis, takkis, rowmes and gudis quhatsumeuir, and to his fame, wardlie 
honouris and digniteis, in the samin estait and als frelie as he wes befoir the said 
cuming in hir said derrest faderis will ; and ordanis the Clerk of Register and 
Justice Clerk to delete and put out of the Bukis of Counsale and Actis of Adior- 
nale the act of the said Waltiris cuming in will foirsaid, and to haue na faith nor 
effect in jugement nor outwith in tyme cuming, and letres to be direct heirupoun 
for probatioun of the samin and declaratioun foirsaid at the mercate croce of 
Edinburgh, Peblis, Jedburgh, Selkirk, Lauder, Kelso, Melros, Hawik, and all 
vtheris places necessar, geif neid be. Extractum de libro actorum Parliamenti, 
per me magistrum Jacobum Foulis de Colintoun, clericum rotulorum registri ac 
consilii supreme domine nostre regine, sub meis signo et subscriptione manualibus : 
Quodquidem actum et omnia et singula in eodem contenta cum auisamento et con- 
sensu prefati cliarissimi consanguinei et tutoris nostri approbamus, ratificamus, ac 



1548.] THE BUCCLEUCH MUNIMENTS. 185 



per presentes, ut premissum est, confirmamus. Datum sub testimonio nostri 
magni sigilli, apud Edinburgh, penultimo die mensis Marcii anno Domini mille- 
simo quingentesimo quadragesimo tercio, et regni nostri primo. Extractum de 
libro actorum Parliamenti per me magistrum Jacobvim Foulis de Colintoun, 
clericum rotulorum registri ac consilii dicte supreme domine nostre regine, sub 
meis signo et subscriptione manualibus : Quodquidem actum ac omnia et singula 
in eodern contenta cum auisamento et consensu prefati cbarissimi consanguinei et 
tutoris nostri approbamus, ratificamus, ac per presentes, ut premissum est, pro 
nobis et successoribus nostris pro perpetuo confirmamus. Datum sub testimonio 
nostri magni sigilli, apud Edinburgh, vltimo die mensis Aprilis anno Domini 
millesimo quingentesimo quadragesimo quinto, et regni nostri tercio. 

165. Obligation by Elizabeth Prioress of Haddington to keep the place 
and fortalice of Nunraw against the English. 28th February 1547. 

At Haddingtoun, the last day of Februar, the zeir of God i m v c and xlvij zeris : 
The samyn day Elizabeth, Priores of Haddingtoun, hes takin vpone hir the cure 
and keping of the place and fortalice of Nunraw ; and hes bundin and oblist hir, 
and be the tennour heirof bindis and oblissis hir to keip the samin surelie fra our 
auld ynemeis of Ingland, and all vtheris, and sail nocht deliuer the said place to na 
maner of persone nor personis but my Lord G-ouernouris awys and command ; 
and in cais that our auld ynemyis of Ingland cummis to persew the samin, and 
that scho may nocht defend the said place, than and in that cais bindis and oblissis 
hir to cast down the samin, and to byrn and distroy it, swa that na habitatioun 
salbe had thairintill fra thynefurth. Extractum de libro actorum secreti consilij 
per me magistrum Jacobum M'Gill de Eankelour Nether, clericum rotulorum 
registri ac consilij supreme domine nostre regine, sub meis signo et subscriptione 
manualibus. Jacobus Makgill. 

166. Memoranda as to agreement between the Scotts, Kers, and others 

after the battle of Pinkie to remain loyal to the Queen ; as to the 
Kers, with Lord Grey the English Warden, plundering the lands of Sir 
Walter Scott of Branxholm, etc., and burning his mother in the tower 
of Catslak. 1547-1548. 

Memorandum : Inprimis, quhow vpone the x day of September, the zeir of God 
jm v o xjyjj zer i Sj qulnlk day Pynkyne Feild striking, incontinent eftir the dis- 

2 A 



186 THE BUCGLEUCH MUNIMENTS. [1548. 

confitour of the said feild, Scliir Walter Scott of Branxhelme, knycht, Walter Ker 
of Cesfuird, Johnne Ker of Fernyherst, Gilbert Ker of Greinheid, Mark Ker of 
Litildane, wyth thair seruandis and freindis on that ane part; the said Schir 
Walter Scott, Williame Scott, his sone and air apperand, Robert Scott of Howpas- 
lott, Robert Steward of Tracquair, Robert Scott of Wamfray, Walter Scott of Syn- 
toun, Patrik Murray of Fawlawhill, wyth thair freindis and seruandis on that 
vther part, conuenit awestill Cowsland : Quhair athir of the saidis parteis band, 
oblisit, and swoir to be leill and trew to our souerane Lady the Quenis Grace and 
her auctoritie beraris, and to wse thameselfis in all behalfis for the fordwart 
setting of the Commonwele contrair thair auld inimyce of Ingland. and nothir of 
thame till gang by vther, bot to abyid continuallie at the fayth and opinione of 
Scotland vnto thair lyvis end, and for the ferder performance thairof, appointit 
ane tryist to be halding at Ancrumwodheid alias the Palisfuird, vpone the xij day 
of the said moneth. At the quhilk tryist the saidis parteis wyth the haill gentill 
men of Theviotdaill war all sworne to the effect foirsaid, and thaireftir vpone the 
xx day of the said moneth, (the Inglismen passand to home) mett at Blakersiltoun, 
and war thair all concludit in maner abone writting, and nevir to assist till Inglis- 
men bot always to permane in thair contrair : Nochttheles, vpone the morne, being 
the xxj day of the sam moneth, the saidis lardis of Cesfuird, Ferniherst, and Mark 
Ker, wyth thair freindis, attristit and met wyth Schir Ralf Bolmeir, Schir Oswald 
Wilstrop, wyth vtheris knychtis and gentill men direckit fra the protectour of 
Ingland, and appointit wyth thame ; the saidis Schir Walter Scott, Williame Scott 
his sone, and thair freindis, nocht beand aduertisit thairof, and remanit still daylie 
in the Inglis camp than buildand Auld Roxburgh, wnto thair departing of Scot- 
land, havand na regard to the promyss foirsaidis, and daylie thaireftir hantit to 
pas till Lord Gray than left lieutenent vpone the bordouris of Ingland, and raid 
wyth him wyth fyir and sword, contrair our souerane Ladeis lieges of this realme ; 
and in the first to the birnyng of the Newwerk, at the quhilk the Lardis of Ces- 
fuird, Coldenknowis, and Mark Ker war personalie present, wyth Schir Robert 
Bowis, Inglisman. 

Item, eftir that my Lord Gouernour and Monsieur Darsye had bene in Jed- 
burgh, and thair had taking the Lardis of Cesfuird, Ferniherst, [and] Mark Ker, 
and commandit thame to waird in Edinburgh Castell, vpone the thrid day of Octo- 
ber in the xlviij zeiris, Andro Ker, broder to the said Lard of Cesfuird, of thair 
desire and causing raid to the Lord Gray to Roxburgh, and persuadit him to 
cum wyth the power of Ingland vpone the landis and rowmes perteining to the 



1548.] THE BUCCLEUCH MUNIMENTS. 187 



foirsaid Walter, at quhais desire the said Lord Gray accumpaneit wyth the said 
Andro Ker and his broderis houshald men, tennentis, and seniandis duelland 
vpone his landis and within his balzereis, the Lard of Lyntoun, George Ker of 
Gaitschaw, Robin Ker of Graden, Adam Kirktoun, wyth the Lard of Ferni- 
herstis houshaldmen, and the hadl clannes and sornames of Eist Theviotdaill come 
to the Watter of Aill vpone Friday the fyft day of the said moneth of October, 
and thair brynt, hereyt and destroyit the comes, guidis and houssis of the inhabi- 
tantis thairof pertening to the said Walter and his freindis. 

Item, vpone Monunday nixt thaireftir, being the viij of October, the said Lord 
Gray, accumpaneit wyth foirsaidis Scottismen, brynt, hereit and distroyit the 
towne off Hawik, and all the townys, manyss, and stedingis vpone the watteris of 
Theviot, Borthik, and Slitrik, pertening to the said Walter and his freindis. 

Item, vpone the xix clay of the said moneth the said Lord Gray, accumpaneit 
as is abone writting, brynt, hereit, and distroyit the haill rowmes and stedingis per- 
tening to the said Walter, his kin, freindis and seruandis vpone the watteris of 
Zarrow and Ettrik, lyand within the Forrest, and brynt the said Walteris moder 
within the towr of Catslak, and the haill plenising of the sammyne. And in 
lyikwyis brynt the Castell of Newwerk, wyth the haill insycht and plenising 
thairof, and slew four of his seruandis and ane woman within the sammyne. Alsua 
brynt and hereit the towne of Selkrik, quhairof the said Walter was Provest. 

Memorandum, quhow of before in the days of Schir Ralf Everye, the foirsaidis 
Lardis, thair kin, freindis, and seruandis war in cumpanye wyth Ingland contrarie 
this realme at the segeing of Coldingame, and war wyth the said Schir Ralf at the 
first birning of Selkrik. 

Memorandum, quhow Robene Ker, broder to the Lard of Ferniherst, wyth 
his faderis houshald, lychtit on fute wyth Schir Ralf Everye at Lylzeartis Croce, 
and fawcht contrail - my Lord Gouernor and auctorite of Scotland. 

Item, quhow all the Keris war wyth the Eiil of Lenox at Leith contrair the 
auctorite, except Mark Ker and his sone. 

167. Letter by Mary, Queen Dowager, to Sir Walter Scot of Branx- 
holme, undertaking to support him in all lawful actions, etc. 13th 
August 1548. 

Regina. — Be it kend till all men be thir present lettres, ws, Marie, be the grace of 
Gode Quene off Scotland, mowder to oure Souerane Lady the Quenis grace, heretrice 



188 THE BUCCLEUCH MUNIMENTS. [1548. 

off the sayd realme; forsamekill as ourelowit familiair serwitor, Walter Scott off 
Branxholme, knycht, is bwnd and oblessit to ws be his band of manrent in serwes in- 
during all and haill the dayes off his lewe, lyk as at mair lencht in his band of man- 
rent, selit with his seill and subscryvit with his hand is jjroportit and contenit : 
Heirfor we be the tenor heirof, byndis and oblesses ws, be the faytht of ane iirinces, 
to fortyfye, menteine, assist, suple, and defende the sayd Walter in all his honest and 
lesum actiones, querelis, contrauersses and debaittis quhatsumeuer, mowit or to be 
mowit contrair quhatsumeuer persone or persones, oure darrest dowchter foirsayd 
allanerlye excepit, and sail gewe hyme the best consall we can quhene he sail 
happin chargis ws thairwith, and alls sail noder heir nor see his skaytht, bot sail 
stope the same at oure powair, and in cays we may nocht dowe the same, sail gewe 
hym aduertesment thairoff, sa far as efferis ane jirinces dowe to hir serwand : In 
wytnes heirof to this oure band of menteinance, subscryvit with oure hand, oure 
segnat is affixt : At Edinburgh the xiij day of August, the zeir off Gode ane 
thowsand fywe hwndretli fowrty and audit zeres, ane rewerend fader in Gode, 
George, commendator of the Abbey of Dunfirmling, and Schir Jlione Greynlaw, 
notair publict, with wder diuerss wytnesses heirto. 



no 





168. Grant by Queen Mary to Walter Scott of Branxlielme, knight, of 
the ward of all lands, etc., of the late Tuknbull of Mynto. 

28th August 1548. 

Marie, be the grace of God Quene of Scottis, to all and sindrie our liegis and 
subditis quhame it efferis, quhais knawlege thir our lettres salcum, greting : Wit 
ze ws with auise and consent of our derrest cousing and tutour, James Erie of 
Arrane, Lord Hammiltoun, Protectour and Gouernour of our realme, to haue gevin 
and grantit, and be thir our lettres gevis and grantis to our louit Walter Scott of 
Branxholme, knycht, his airis and assignais, the warde of all landis and annuell 
rentis, propirte and tennandrie, with thair pertinentis, quhilkis pertenit to vmquhile 
Turnbull of Mynto, and now throw his deceis being in our handis be 
resoune of warde, with all males, fermes, proffittis and dewiteis thairof during the 
tyme of the said warde, and ay and quhill the lauchtfull entre of the rychtuus air 



1549.] THE BUGCLEUGH MUNIMENTS. 189 

or airis tliairto being of lauchtfull age, with the releif thairof quhen it sal happin : 
To be halclin and to be had the warde, nonentres and releif of the saidis landis 
and annuell rentis, propirte and tennandrie, with thair pertinentis, and aU males, 
fermes, proffittis and dewiteis thairof during the said space, to the said Walter, 
his airis and assignais, with all and sindrie commoditeis, fredomes, proffittis and 
rychtuus pertinentis quhatsumeuir pertening or rychtuuslie may pertene thairto ; 
with power to the said Walter, his airis and assignais, to intromett and tak vp 
the males, fermes, proffittis and dewiteis of the saidis warde landis, propirte and 
tennandrie, with thair pertinentis, bayth of termes bygane and to cum during the 
said space, with the releif thairof quhen it sal happin, and thairupoun to dispone 
at thair plesure, and to occupy the saidis warde landis, with thair avne gudis, or 
sett the samyn to tennentis as thai sail think expedient, with court playnt, here- 
zeild and merchete, with commoun pasture, fre ische and entre, and with all 
and sindrie vtheris commoditeis and fredomes, ffrelie, quietlie, wele and in peace, 
but ony reuocatioun or aganecalhng quhatsumeuir : Quhairfore we charge straitlie, 
and commandis zow all and sindrie our liegis and subditis foirsaidis, that nane of 
zow tak vpoira hand to mak ony impediment, lett or distrublance to the said 
Walter, his airis and assignais, in the peceable brouking, joising, vptaking, intro- 
metting, and disponing vpoun the warde, nonentres and releif of the saidis landis, 
and annuell rentis, propirte and tennandrie, with thair pertinentis, and all males, 
fermes, proffittis and dewiteis thairof, during the said space, eftir the tennour of 
thir our lettres, vndir all pane and charge that eftir may follow. Gevin vndir our 
priue sele, at Mussilburcht, the xxviij day of August, the zeir of God i m v c fourty- 
aucht zeris, and of our regnne the sext zeir. 

Per signaturam manu domini Gubernatoris subscriptam. 

169. Letters of Diligence by the Lords of Council against Witnesses 
and Havers at the instance of Sir Walter Scott of Branxholm, knight, 
against Walter Ker of Cesfurd and others. 4th April 1549. 

At Edinburgh, the feird day of Aprile, the zeir of God i m v c xlix zeris anent the 
summondis rasit at the instance of Walter Scott of Branxholme, knycht, aganis 
Walter Ker of Cesfurd, Mark Ker of Litildane, and George Ker of Lintoun, for the 
wranguis, violent and maisterfull spoliatioun be thanieselffis, thair seruandis and 
complices in thair names, and being with thame in company : Of than- causing 
command, assistence and ratihabitioun, awaytaking, resetting and withakling fra 



190 THE BUCGLEUCH MUNIMENTS. [1549. 

the said Walter recentlie, vpoun the xv clay of Januar, the zeir of God i m v c xlvij 
zeris, furth of his landis, places and howsis within his steding of the Newwerk and 
boundis thairof, with thair pertinentis Hand in the lordschip of Ettrik forest, 
within the schirefdome of Selkirk, of diuers guidis and geir pertenyng to him 
as his awin propir guidis, and than being in his possessioun within the saidis 
landis, places, howssis of his steeling and place of Newwerk forsaid and boundis 
thairof, as at mair lenth is contenit in the said summondis : The said Walter 
Scot comperand be Maister Dauid Borthuik, his procuratour ; and the said Walter 
Ker and his collegis forsaidis being lauchfullie summond to this actioun, oft 
tymes callit and nocht comperit : The Lordis of Consale continewis the said 
summondis in the samin forme, force and effect as it is now, but preiudice of 
party, vnto the xij day of Maij nixt to cum, with continuatioun of dayis ; and 
ordanis the said Walter Scott to haue lettres to summond sic witnes and proba- 
tioun, and to produce sic writtis, rychtis, ressonis and documentis as he lies or will 
vse for preving of the punctis of the said summondis agane the said day, and that 
the party be warnit of this continuatioun, and to heir the witnes sworne. Ex- 
tractum de libro actorum per me magistrum Thomam Marioribankis de Eatho 
clericum rotulorum registri ac concilii supreme domine nostre Eegine, sub meis 
signo et subscriptione manualibus. Thomas Marioribanks. 

170. Obligation by Mary, Queen Dowager of Scotland, to support 
Sir William Scott of Kirkurd, in return for service to be per- 
formed by him. 24th June 1549. 

Marie, be the grace of Gode, drowriair off Scotland, to all and sindry quhom 
efferit, greting : Forsamekill as oure louit familiair and seruitor William Scott of 
Kyrkhwrde, knycht, sowne and air apperand to Walter Scott of Branxliolme, 
knycht, hes of his motyve and fre wille gewin and deliuerit to ws his band off 
manrent for semes to be mayd be hym to ws as we sail hajnn hawe besynes adowe, 
and chargis hyme dwring all the dayes of his lewe, subscryvit with his hand, and 
wnder his segnat, as at mair lencht in the sayd band is contenit ; Thairfor and 
for certane wder rationabill causes mowin ws, we be the tenor heirof promesses to 
menteyine, fortifye and defende the sayd [William] Scott iu all his honest and 
lesum actiones, querelis, contrauerses and debaychtis quhatsumevir, mouit or to be 
mouit, contrair hym be ony maner of persone or persones, and that as efferit and 
apertenit ws to dowe ; and sail noder heir nor see his schayth nor displesor, bot 



1549.] THE BUCCLEVCH MUNIMENTS. 191 

sail stope the same (as resone requirit) at oure powair ; and in cays we may nocht 
dowe the same, sail aduertes hym thairoff as efferit : And alls for gewin of the 
sayd band and semes to be mayd to ws be the sayd William conforme thairto, and 
at he may be the mair abill and rady to await thairone, and for wder ration- 
abill causes mowin ws, be the tenor heirof we promes to deliuer and gewe to the 
sayd William Scott, his assignais and factores, zeirlye and termlye, induring all 
his lewe tyme siclyk and allsemekill feis and profectes as wmquhile Jhone Melwin 
sum tyme of Raytht had off ws zeirlye and termlye for his serues dowin to ws ; 
and the sayd William to hawe the same off sic oure landis as the sayd Jhone 
Melwin resauit his feis dwrin his lewe tyme ; and allse the sayd William to hawe 
off ws lettres off assignatione direct to oure Controllair, and wder oure officiaris 
neydfull exprimand in speciall the sayd feis and landis of quhilk the same salbe 
taykin gyf neyd beis : In wytnes heiroff to this oure band off menteinance, sub- 
scryvit with oure hand, our segnat is affixt. At Edinburgh, the xxiiij day of 
Junij, the zeir off God ane thowsand fyve hundreth fourty and nyne zeres. 

Marie R. 

171. Chakter by Robert Scott of Howpaslot, to Hector Turnbull, of 
lands at Appletreehall. 29th July 1549. 

Omnibus hanc cartam visuris uel audituris, Robertus Scot de Howpaslot, salutem : 
. . . Noueritis me, cum consensu et assensu Isabelle Murray mee sponse, pro suo 
interesse . . . vendidisse, alienasse, et hac presenti carta mea confirmasse . . . 
prouido viro Hectori Turnbull, fratri germano Dauid Turnbull domini de Wauch- 
hop, heredibus suis et assignatis, omnes et singulas meas duas terras husbandias, 
cum pertinenciis, jacentes in villa et territorio de Appiltreball, in baronia de 
Hassindene, et infra vicecomitatum de Roxburgh, pro certa pecunie summa michi 
in mea vrgente necessitate persoluta . . . Tenendas et habendas totas et integras 
predictas duas terras . . . quas occupabant et occupant Dauid Turnbull et Pat- 
ricius Gordon, predicto Hectori Turnbull heredibus suis et assignatis, de me et 
heredibus meis imperpetuum, per omnes rectas metas . . . Reddendo inde annuatim 
dictus Hector heredes sui et assignati, michi et heredibus meis, vnum denarium 
monete Scocie, super solum dictarum terrarum, in festo Penthecostes, nomine albe 
firme, si petatur tantum pro omni alio onere, exaccione, questione, demanda 
seu seruitio seculari que de predictis terris . . . exigi poterunt . . . Et ego vero 
prefatus Robertus Scot heredes mei et assignati, totas et integras predictas 



192 THE BUCCLEUCH MUNIMENTS. [1549. 

duas terras . . . predicto Hectori Turnbull heredibus suis et assignatis, adeo 
libere . . . contra omnes mortales homines et feminas warantizabimus . . . 
In cuius rei testimonium sigillum meum huic presenti carte mee est appensum, 
vnacum mea subscriptions manuali, apud Appiltrehall vicesimo nono die mensis 
Julij, anno Domini millesimo quingentesimo quadragesimo nono, coram liiis 
testibus Waltero Scot meo filio et apparenti herede, et Roberto Scot alio meo filio, 
Adam Turnbull in Belsis, Henrico Scot, Jokanne Blaike, Georgio Turnbull, et 
domino Patricio Crawford cai^ellano ac notario publico, cum diuersis aliis. 

172. Letter by Mary, Queen-Dowager of Scotland, to Sir William 
Scott of Kyrkurde, as to lier obligation to support him, and granting 
him a pension of £100 a year. 30th August 1549. 

Be it kend till all men be thir present lettres, ws, Marye, be the grace off Gode, 
Drowryair of Scotland, forsamekill as we haweand regarde to the afald trewe and 
thankfull serwes downe to ws be our lowit familiair seruitor, William Scott of 
Kyrkwrde, knycht, sowne and air apperand to Walter Scott of Branxholme, knycht, 
and allse to the faychtfull part kypit be hym toart the commonwelth for defence of 
liberte of this realm contrair oure auld inimeis off Ingland, quhairtrowcht he lies 
sustenit greit dampnagis, hyrschopis, and displesowres, and allse for wder ration- 
abill causses mowing ws toart the sayd William, quha of his fre wille and motyve 
lies deliuerit to ws his band of manrent for fordwart serwing of ws induring his 
lewetyme, and we thairfor of oure liberalite deliuerit to hyme oure lettres of men- 
teinance, togydder with our promes of siclyk, and allsemekill zeirlye fee and 
pentione to be payit to hym, his assaignais, or factores, be ws and our chalmer- 
lanes, dwring oure wille, as wmquhill James Melwin, sumtyme of Baytht, had of 
ws in zeirlye fee and pentione, and to be resauit of the profectis of the same landis 
(fra the handis of our chalmerlenes,) of quhilk the sayd wmquhill James resauit the 
sam as at mair lentht is contenit in oure sayd lettres deliuerit to the sayd William 
thervpone : Heirfor, for farder performing thairof, we, be the tenor heiroff, gewes, 
grantis and assignais to the sayd William, his assignais and factores, all and haill 
the sowme of ane hundrecht pundis gud and vsuall mowny of this realme, quhilk 
sowme the sayd James had in zeirlye fee and pentione, and to be resauit fra the 
handis of our chalmerlene of our landis and lordschype of Fyf off the radyast 
profectes and dewteis resauit be hyme of our landis off Ster and Morthowcarny, 
lyand within the scherefdowme of Fyf, and to be zeirlye payit be our sayd 



1549.] THE BUCCLEUCH MUNIMENTS. 193 

chalmerlane to the sayd William, his assignais and faetores, at the fest of sanct 
Martyne in wynter, all togydder in ane haill sowme, dwring oure wille, com- 
mandand and chargand Androwe Farny off that ilk, chalmerlane for his tyme of 
our sayd landis, and all wder for to cum, to thankfull ansur and obay to the 
sayd William, his assignais and faetores, zeirly, at the terme foirsayd, dwring oure 
will, off the sayd sownie of ane hundrecht pundis, and the sam salbe thankfully 
allowit at his or thair cowmptis maykin, he or thai schawand the sayd Wdliamis 
acquittance thairvpone. In wytnes heirof to thir our lettres, subscryuit with 
oure hand, oure segnat is affixt, at Edingburgh, the penult day of August, the zeir 
off God ane thowsand fyve hundretht fowrty and nyne zeres. Marie R. 

173. Letters of Diligence by the Lords of Council against Witnesses 
and Havers, at the instance of Walter Scott of Branxholm, knycht, 
against Walter Ker of Cesfurd, John Ker of Phairniehirst, and 
others. 3d December 1549. 
At Edinburgh, the thrid day of December, the zeir of God i m v c xlix zeris : Anent 
the summondis rasit at the instance of Walter Scott of Branxholm, knycht, for him- 
self, and as cessionar and assignay lauchfullie constitute be Philp Scot in Tod- 
schawhill, Adam Scot in Quhithoip, William Eliot thair, Thomas Talliefeir thair, 
James Scott, Helene Scot thair, Philp Scott in Wiltounburn, Matho Huntar 
thair, George Scot thair, William Duncan thair, Robert Scot in Borthauch, Johne 
Duncane thair, William Hutoun thair, Walter Scot in Todschawhauch, Patrik 
Huntare in Wiltoune Greyne, James Duncane, William Scot in the Quhannys, Wil- 
liam Scot thair, alias callit Wille of Todschawhauch, Johne Scot thair, Williame 
Haw thair, in and to thair cornis, catell, and vderis guidis vnderwrittin, birnyng 
of thair howss, malingis, insycht guidis, dampnages and skaythis sustenit be 
thame and ilkane of thame thairthrow efterfollowing ; as at mair lenth is contenit 
in thair lettres of assignatioun maid to the said Schir Walter thairupoun aganis 
Waltir Ker of Cesfurd, Johne Ker of Phairnehirst, Mark Ker of Litildane, 
George Ker of Lyntoun, James Ker of Mersingtoun, Nycholl Rutherfurd of Hun- 
delie, Johne Rutherfurd of Hunthill, William Dowglas of Bonjedburgh, Williame 
Rutherfurd of Kidhuch, Thomas M'Dowall of Makcairstoun, Alexander Mak- 
dowall of Stedrik, Dauid Ainislie, sone and air to William Ainislie of Falaw ; 
James Ormistoun of that ilk, Johne Grimslaw of Litill Newtoun, George Frenche 
of Thornydikis, Robert Lauder of that ilk, Johne Fresell of Ovirtoun, 
Spottiswod of that ilk, Andro Mader of Langtoun, Adam Kirktoun of Stewart- 

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194 THE BUCCLEUCH MUNIMENTS. [1549. 

feild, Dauid Haliburtoun of Myrtoun, Johne Hoppringle of Tarsons, Joline Hop- 
pringle of Galloschelis, Robert Hoppringle of Ovirclewch : That is to saidis personis 
for the wranguis violent and maisterfull spoliatioun be thame selffis in cumpany with 
Patrik Lord Gray, lieutenent of the north part of Ingland, and ane army of oure 
auld innemyis thairof, and vtheris thair complices of thair convoying, gyding, forti- 
feing, causing, command, assistence and ratihabitioun, away taking, birnyng, distroy- 
ing, intrometting, resetting, and withhalding fra the said Schir Walter and personis 
forsaidis, his freyndis, tennentis and seruandis to quhom he is constitute assignay 
as said is, furtht of thair and his landis, howss, places, peillis, biggingis, males and 
duelling places respectiue efterfollowing recentlie vpoun the viij day of October the 
zeir of God i m v° xlviij zeris, in tyme of vacance, within feriat and clois tyme of har- 
vist, of the cornis, cattell, guidis, geir, insicht, barnis, byris, biggingis, peilles, places, 
stables, howss, and duelling places particularie abone exprimit, quhilk pertenit to 
the said Walter and personis forsaidis respectiue, his freyndis, tennentis and ser- 
uandis, and ilk ane of thame for thair awin partis, as thair awin propir guidis, and 
than war in thair possessioun within thair saidis landis, howss, biggingis, malingis 
and duelling places, and now halelie pertenis and aucht and suld pertene to the 
said Schir Walter, for himself and as cessionar and assignay forsaid be vertew of 
the said assignatioun maid to him thairof : That is to say, the said Schir Waltir 
furth of his manis of the landis of Goldland, Hand within the Schirefdome of 
Roxburgh, barnis and barnzardis thairof, twa hundreth thraves beir, estimat to 
ane hundreth bollis beir, price of the boll with the fodder xlv s., and diuers vtheris 
cornis, cattell and guidis of syndrie prices, like as at mair lenth is contenit in the 
said summondis : The said Schir Walter comperand be Maister Dauid Borthuik, 
his procuratour, and the saidis Johne Ker, Walter Ker, and the remanent of his 
collegis abone writtin, being lauchfullie summond to this actioun, oft tymes callit 
and nocht comperit : The Lordis of Counsale continewis the said summondis in the 
samin forme, force, and effect as it is now, but preiudice of party, vnto the xxiiij 
day of Februar nixt to cum, with continuatioun of dayis ; and ordanis the said Schir 
Waltir to haue lettres to summond sic witnes and probatioun, and to produce sik 
writtis, richtis, ressonis, and documentis as he lies or will vse for preving of the 
punctis of the said summondis agane the said clay ; and that the party be warnit 
of this continuatioun, and to heir the witnes sworne. Extractum de libro 
actorum per me magistrum Thomam Marioribankis de Ratho clericum rotulorum 
registri, ac consilii supreme Domine nostre Regine sub meis signo et subscriptione 
manualibus. Thomas Marioribankis. 



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195 



174. Bond of Manrent by William Scott of Kirkurd, knight, to Mary, 
Queen Dowager of Scotland. 1549. 

Be it kend till all men be thir present lettres, me, William Scott off Kyrkhwrde, 
knycht, sowne and air apperand of Walter Scott of Branxholme, knycht, to be 
bwnd and oblessit and be the faytht and trewtht in my body, be the tenor heirof, 
leillye and trewlye byndis and oblesses me, dwring all the dayes of my lewe, in 
serwes and manrent to the hie and excellent Mary, be the grace off God, Drowriair 
off Scotland, and moder to our souerane lady, be the same grace Quene of the sayd 
realme off Scotland, to be rady at all sic tymes as hir grace sail happin chargis or 
requir me, to dowe sic serwes as scho sail requir me leilly and trewlye at the 
wtermest of my powair, for ford wart settin off the auctorite, liberte off this realme 
and common weltht thairoff, and allse hi all hir graces besynesses and effaris contrair 
hir' inimeis and nonfrendis quhatsumewir, and in speciall aganis oure auld inimeis 
off Irigland, and all wderis thair parttaykeris, suplearis, and defendaris, pertiirbaris 
off this realme and commonweltht heiroff, of quhatsoewir natione or cwntra thai 
be, pretending to molest and trowbill our souerane lady and hir subiectis, and 
distrowe the liberte off this oure natyve realme ; and sail conceill ony hir graces 
consall quhilk scho sail happin schawe to me, desiraiid the same be concelit, and 
gyf scho sail happin desir my consall, at all tymes salbe rady to gewe hir the best 
that G-od sail put in my mynd and wnderstanding for that tyme, and sail noder 
heir nor see hir schayth, hurt, nor displesor, bot sail stope the same with all my 
powair, and gyff I may nocht dowe the same, with all deligence possibill sail aduertes 
hir grace thairoff to that effect scho may provide remedy thairfor : And heirto I 
bynd and obles me lyeilly and trowlye, as sayd is, be this my band of manrent and 
obligatione. In wytnes heiroff, to thir present lettres, subscryvit with my hand, 
my segnat is affixt. At the day off 

the zeir off God j m v c fowrty and nyne zeres. 

Wylzem Scott of Kyrkwrd, Knycht. 



175. Letter of Protection by James Earl of Arran, Kegent, to the 

persons accompanying Walter Scott of Branxholm, knycht, to 

Liddisdale. 29th April 1550. 

Gubernator, — Forsamekle as we haue directit Walter Scott of Branxholme, 

knycht, to Liddisdale, for performyng of certane affaires quhilkis we haue committit 

vnto him herefor, be the tennour heirof we bhid and obliss ws to assure quhat- 



196 



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[1550. 



sumeuir persoun or personis it salhappin the said Walter to intercomoun with and 
haif with him in cumpany, to be vnhurt, vnharmit, vnwardit, vntrublit, or vnper- 
sewit be ws, or ony that we may let, for the space of audit dayis nixt eftir the 
dait heirof, to the effect thai may resort and repare towart ws for sic besines as 
thai haif do with ws, and frathyne to depart agane at their plesouris. And hereto 
we obliss ws faythfulle, as said is, in verbo principis, be thir presentis, subscriuit 
with our hand at Edinburgh, the penult day of Aprile, the zeir of God i m v c and 
fifty zeris. James G. 



176. Commission by Mary Queen of Scots to Sir William Scott of 
Branxholme, knight, to be Warden of the Middle Borders between Minto 
Craig and Craykcorss. 29th April 1550. 

Marie, be the grace of God, quene of Scottis, to all and sindrie our liegis and 
subditis quhame it efferis quhais knawlege thir our lettres salcum greting : for- 
samekle as our louit, Walter Scott of Branxholme, knycht, hes takin vpoun him 
the rewle of the Myddill Bordowris betuix Mynto Crage and Craykcorse, in quhilk 
boundis his freindis, seruandis, and tennentis duellis, and to answere thairfore 
baytht to Scottis and Inglis, and to mak redres for thame at dayis of meting on 
the bordouris within the saidis boundis : Thairfore we, with auise, consent, and 
auctorite of our derrest cousing and tutour, James Erie of Arrane, Lord Hammil- 
toun, Protectour and Gouernour of our realme, haue maid, constitute, and ordanit, 
and be thir our lettres makis, constitutis, and ordanis the said Walter lieutennent 
vndir ws within the saidis boundis, gevand and committand to him full power 
and speciall command all trespassouris and transgressouris within the saidis 
boundis to call, punis, and correct for thair transgressionis, according to the lawis 
of our bordowris, and to vse and exerce the said office of lieutennendrie in all 
thingis as efferis within the saidis boundis, and to convene with the wardanis 
or lieutennentis of Ingland, at dayis that beis appoyntit, on the bordouris, for refor- 
matioun of attemptatis, making and taking of redres as efferis, and generalie all 
and sindrie vther thingis to do, exerce, and vse, that to the office of lieutennandrie 
of law or consuetude of our realme ar knawin to pertene, ferme and stabill, 
haldand, and for to hald, all and quhatsumeuir thing our said lieutennent in the 
premissis lauchfullie ledis to be done : Quhairfore we charge straitlie, and com- 
mandis zou, all and sindrie our liegis and subditis foirsaidis, that ze, and ilk ane 
of zow, reddelie intend, ansuer, and obey to the said Walter in the peciablie 
exercing and administratioun of the said office of lieutennandrie committit to him, 



1550.] THE BUCCLEUCH MUNIMENTS. 197 

as said is, eftir the tenuour of thir our lettres, vndir all pane and charge that eftir 
may follow : Quhilkis lettres we will, for the space of nynetene zeris nixttocum 
eftir the day of the dait of the samyn, and forthir, for our will, ay and quhill 
we gif command in the contrare be our writingis, to indure. Gevin vndir our 
Priue Sele, at Edinburgh, the pennult day of Aprile, the zeir of God j m v c fyfty 
zeris, and of our regnne the aucht zeir. 

Per signaturam manu Domini Gubernatoris subscriptam. 

177. Obligation to the Queen and the Lord Governor, by Walter Scott 
of Branxhelm, knight, and others, to aid hi bringing criminals to 
trial and condign punishment. 21st May 1550. 

Be it kend till all men be thir present lettres, ws, quhais namis ar wndirsubscriuit, 
to be bund and oblist, and be the faith and treuth in our bodyis, byndis and 
oblisis ws and our airis to our souerane Lady, my lord Gouernor, and hir succes- 
souris, that forsamekle as the rycht nobill and potent prince James erle of Arrane, 
Lord Hammiltoun, etc., protectour and gouernour of this realme, is cumin to the 
partis adiacent to the realme of Ingland, willand to put gud ordour in the cuntre, 
and caus gud reule be obseruit and kepit amangis all our souerane Ladyis liegis 
for thair rest, eis, and tranquillite, and for to caus the inhabitantis of the realme 
quha hes bene in this trubulus tyme of weir last bipast brynt, hereit, and put to 
extreme pouerte be our auld innymeis of Ingland, and wtheris traturis and thewis 
of this realme, now in tyme of pece vse and posses thair landis and rowmis, 
fredomes, and priuilegis quhamsumeuer, frelie and quietlie, conforme to resone, 
equite, and justice ; and we willing to schaw ourselfis obedient leigis and faith- 
full subiectis to our said souerane Lady, hir gracis auctorite, and my lord 
Gouernour, and to concur, fortify, and assist to his gracis honorable and resson- 
able purposis, at the vtermest of our power, leik as we haue bene in tyme bypast 
to our Souerane Ladyis predicessouris : Thairfore in all tyme cuming we sail keip, 
and caus to be keipit, gud reule within our saidis bondis, obeysance of our souerane 
Ladyis auctorite, eis, and weill of the cuntre, in maner as after followis : That is 
to say, and in the fyrst, gif ony persone, duelland in ony of our hous upoun our 
landis, or within our takis, stedingis, rownies, and bailleryis, committis ony cryme, 
sic as tresone* fire rasing, ravesing of wemen, murther, slaughter, mutilatioun, reif, 
thift, resset of thift, forthocht fellony, commoun oppressioun, hamesuckin, resset of 
home, assistance to theues or tratouris, eftir the committing of ony sic crymes or 
fait, we, or ony of ws, vnder quhom the said persone dwellis, being requirit thairto 



198 THE BUCCLEUCH MUNIMENTS. [1550. 

be the quenis auctorite, or be hir justice or justice dark, sail enter the persoun 
delatit of the faltis ane or ma other in generale justice airis, or at priuate diettis, 
as we sail be requirit, upoun xv dayis warnyng, to wnderly the law for the sammin 
crymes thai ar delatit of before the justice or his deputis, ilk persoun as efter 
followis : That is to say, for fyre rasing, ravesing of women, slauchter, murthur, 
mutilatioun, ilk gentilman landit j° lib., ilk gentilman wnlandit j c merkis, ilk zeman 
xl lib., and for vther crymes vnder the pane of law, and cumis souerte thairfore to 
the first air or curt peremptour, and sail ansur to our souerane lady for thair 
escheit gudis, in cace the persdnis, or ony of tham, beis fugitiue, and attour, in the 
said cace the saidis personis, or ony of thame, beis fugitiue, and will nocht compeir 
to wnderly the law for sic crymes as thai sail be delatit of, we sail exjjell thaim, 
and put thaim furth of oure boundis, heretage, takis, steclingis, rewmes, and 
ballieryis, thair vyffes and bairnis, and sail tak thair stedingis and takis fra thame, 
and put in vtheris personis to vse and occupy the sammin, and sail hald the male- 
factouris, thair vyffes and barnis, perpetually furth of thair takis and stedingis for- 
said, and geif it sail halppin ony of the malefactouris to resort and cumme agane 
within our boundis, and beis sufferit to remane thair xij houris our witting, in 
that cace we grante and confes ws culpable and accusable of ony crymes or skaithis 
that it sail happin the saidis malefactouris, or ony of thaim, to committ in tyme of 
thair returing or receptatioun. And alsua, geif ony of our souerane ladyis leigis 
put to hir home cum within the boundis forsaidis, or within ony part of the scheir 
we dwell in, or geif ony conspiratour aganis the quenis auctorite happinnis to be 
or cum within the cuntre or scheir we dwell in, we sail rise togidder aganis thaim, 
with our kin, frendis, men, tennentis and adherentis, and perseu thaim, and tak 
and bring thaim to the law, geif it be in our power, and sail slay thaim, or put 
thaim furth of the cuntre, and to this effect we sail rise and concur togidder, and 
put this to execution aganis all rebellis, conspiratouris, and withstandaris of the 
quenis auctorite, and heirto we sail do all our possible diligence, quhairupoun, geif 
we faill we ar contentit to bide the knawlege of ane assise quheneuer and in quhat 
place it sail pleise the quenis grace, my lord gouernour, and hir successouris, and 
call ws to be accusit ; and geif it beis funding that we be culpable or falty of ony 
of the premisis, it sail be lefull to the quenis grace, my lord gouernour, to pvnise 
ws be deid, prisoning, or confiscatioun of our gudis, at thair will, and to hald ws 
culpable of all the faltis to be committit be the malefactouris that we geif ony 
fauouris or assistance to, and als nane of ws sail resaue or reset within our boundis 
ony personis that is fugitiue fra the law, or is expellit or put out of ony vther 



1550.] THE BUGGLEUCH MUNIMENTS. 199 

marmis bondis, and gif we, or ony of ws, dois in the contrare, to incure the panis 
abone wrytin, and to be processit and pvnist thairfore as we or ony of ws reset 
tliewis within our awin bondis. At Ancrum, the xxj day of Maij, the zeir of 
God j m v c and fyfty zeiris. 

Waltek Scott of Branxhelme, knycht, 
with my hand. 

William Scott of Kirkvrd, knycht. 

Robert Scott of Howpaslay. 

Robert Scott of Wamfray. 

Walter Scott of Syntoun. 

Rot. Eluand of Reidheuch. 

W-™ Scott of Hardenn. 

Adam Scott of Burnfute. 

Walter Scott of Edschaw. 

George Scott of Blyndhauch. 

Rot. Scott of Thirlstane. 



With our handis 
at the pen, led 
be Jhon Raltoun, 
dark. 



178. Lease by James Creichtoun of Cranstoun Riddall and his Curators to 
his mother, Dame Jonet Betoun, spouse to Walter Scott of Branxhelme, 
knight, of the lands of Cranstoun Riddall, etc. 20th August 1550. 

Be it kend till all men be thir present lettres, me, James Creichtoun off Cranstoun 
Riddall, with consent and assent of honorabill men, and my wele belovitis Wil- 
liame Scott of Kirkuyrd, knicht, and Walter Scott of Syntoun, my curatouris, 
lauchfullie constitute, to haif sett and for maill latting, and be the tenour heirof 
settis and for maill lattis to my best belovit moder, Dame Jonet Betoun, (spouse to 
Walter Scott of Branxhelme, knicht,) hir airis, assignatis, and subtenentis, ane or ma, 
all and haill my landis foirsaidis of Cranstounriddall, commonlie callit the Manyss 
of Cranstoun, toun of the samyne, tounstalis and maner place and fortalice of the 
samyne, orchardis, gardinis, parkis, and dowkatis thairof, and thair pertinentis, 
lyand within the sherefdome of Edinburgh and constabillarie of Hathingtoun, 
togidder with my haill landis of Catslak, Ester and Wester Montbenger and Blak- 
grane, with their pertinentis, lyand within the Lordschip of Ettrik Forrest and 
scherefdome of Selkrik, for all the days and termes of nynetene zeris fullilie to be 
togidder completit and owtrunnyng eftir the said dame Jonetis hir airis, assignatis, 
and subtenentis entre thairto, quhilk salbe the day and dait of the making heirof, 
and thaireftir to be peciabillie broukit and joisit be the said dame Jonet, hir airis, 



200 THE BUCCLEUCH MUNIMENTS. [1550. 

assignatis, and subtenentis foirsaidis, wntill the ische and ending of the saidis 
nyntene zeris, as the samyne lyis in lenth and breid, with all richt marchis auld 
and deuisit, in houss, biggingis, boundis, orchardis, gardinis, parkis, woddis, 
walteris, stankis, medois, bromys, murys, marressis, halkingis, and huntingis, fisching 
and fouling, mylnis, mulcturis, and sucking thairof, with commone pasture, fre ische 
and entre thairto, with all and sindry vtheris commoditeis, fredomis, proffectis, 
and esiamentis quhatsumeuir pertening thairto, or that sail happin be knawing 
heireftir richtuuslie pertene to the samyne in tymes cumyng. The saidis dame 
Jonet Betoun, liir airis, assignatis, and subtenentis foirsaidis payand thairfore zeirlie 
to me, my airis and assignatis, procuratouris, or factouris, the sowme of fourty 
sex libs, threttene schillingis and four penneys money of this realme, at tua vsuale 
termes in the zeir, viz., Witsonday and Martymes, be equale portionis ; off quhilk 
sowme tuenty sex libs, threttene schillingis and four penneis salbe for my foirsaid 
landis of Cranstoune Riddall and thair pertinentis abone expremit, and tuenty libs, 
money for the landis of Catslak, Blakgrane, Ester and Wester Montbenger, with 
thair pertinentis ; togidder with the payment of the few malis of the samyne, to 
be payit be the saidis dame Jonet Betoun, hir airis, assignatis, and subtenentis, to 
our souerane Ladeis comptrollares and chalmerlanes of Ettrik Forrest, quhilkis 
sail happin be for the tyme, at the termes wsit and wont allanerlie : And I for- 
suith the said James Creichtoun, with consent and assent of my foirsaidis curatouris, 
bindis and oblisis me, my airis, executouris and assignatis, to warrand, acquiet, 
and defend the tak and sett foirsaid of all and haill the landis abone exjsremit, 
and thair pertinentis, to the said Dame Jonet Betoun, hir airis, assignatis, and 
subtenentis foirsaidis, duryng the days and termes contenit heirin, contrair all 
thame that levis and de may, as law will, but fraude or gile : In witnes heirof 
to thir presentis subscriuit with my hand and handes of my curatouris foirsaidis, 
my sele is to hunging, togidder with thair selis in signe and takynyng of thair 
consent and assent had heirto, at Branxhelme, the tuenty day of August, the zeir 
of God ane thousand fyve hundreth and fifty zeris, before thir witnessis, Adame 
Scott in Quhithoup, Johnne Cranstoun, Alexander Eliot, Dande Hoig, Johnne 
the Grahame, with vtheris diuers. 

James Crychton of Crenston Ryd- 
dall, with my hand. 

Wylzem Scot of Kyrkwrd, knycht. 

Walter Scott of Syntoun, 
wytht my hand at the pen tuichit. 



1551.] THE BUCGLEUCH MUNIMENTS. 201 



179. Obligation by John, Archbishop of St. Andrews, to Sir Walter 

Scott of Branxhame, knight, to maintain him in all his lawful actions 
and quarrels. 31st December 1550. 

Be it kend till all men be thir present lettrez, ws, Jhone, be the mercy of God Arch- 
bischop of Sanctandrois, Primate and Legate nate of all Scotland, and Abbot of 
Paslay, that forsamekle as ane rycht honorable man, Walter Scott of Branxhame, 
knycht, lies maid and gevin till vs his band of manrent the day of the dayte of 
thir presentis, vndir his subscriptioun manual! and sele of armes, as at mair lenth 
is contenit in the sammin, quharfor we to be bund and oblist and be the tenour of 
thir presentis, lelely and treuly, be the treuth and faitht in our body, byndis and 
oblisis ws, be the vourd and faitht of ane prelate, that induring our naturall lyifF we 
sail maneteine and defend at the vtermast of our power the said Schir Walter Scott, 
knycht, in all and syndry his causis, actionis, questionis, and querelles leissum and 
honest, movit and to be movit, and with our kyn, freyndis, seruandis, vassalles, 
jjarttakaris and adherantis, sail tak his plane and afald part thairintil, aganis 
all men levand or dee ma, our allegance to the Quenys grace our Souerane 
Lady, my Lord Gouernour, and the auctorite of the realme being for the tyme 
allanerly reseruit and exceppit, and sail nothir wit, heir, see, nor vnderstand his 
skaitht or dammage in his persoun, honour, heretagis, possessiounis, nor stedis, bot sal 
reuele or cause the sammin be reuelit to him sa sone as we ma haue knawlege therof, 
and the counsell that the said Schir Valter plesis to schaw vntill vs we sal kepe 
the sammin secrete, and sal nocht disclose the sammin to his dammage, displesour, 
or dishonour, and the counsell [th]at he desiris of vs in his just and leissum actionis 
and causis we sail gif him the best we can for the tyme : And in vitnessing herof 
we haue subscriuit with our hand this lettre of maneteinance, and lies affixit our 
rovnd sele therto, at Edinburgh, the last day of December, the zer of God j m v° and 
fyifty zeris. Jhone, Archibischop of Sanctandb. 

180. Commission by Mary Queen of Scots to Sir Walter Scott of 

Branxholme, knight, to be Governor and Justiciar of Liddisdale. 3d 
April 1551. 

Maria, Dei gracia regina Scotorum, omnibus probis hominibus suis ad quos 
presentes litere peruenerint, salutem : Sciatis quod nos pro furtorum, rapinarum, 
depredationum, homicidiorum, incendiorum et similium crudelium, terribilium et 
iniquorum criminum repressione et cessatione qualia per inhabitantes terrarum et 

2c 



202 THE BUCCLEUCH MUNIMENTS. [1551. 

dominii de Liddisdaill super fidelibus nostris ligeis retroactis temporibus commissa 
fuerunt, et quod subditi nostri in tranquillitate et absque dampno dictorum inlia- 
bitantium affuturo tempore viuere possint ob regimen et gubernationem ipsorum 
inliabitantium sub nostrarum legum et iusticie metu et ordine ad incrementum 
policie bone exercitationis ac laborum infra dictas bondas, habentes cum auisamento, 
consensu et auctoritate nostri charissimi consanguinei et tutoris Jacobi ducis de 
Chattellarault, Aranie comitis, domini Hammiltoun et regni nostri protectoris et 
gubernatoris, fecimus, constituimus et ordinauimus ac facimus, constituimus et 
ordinamus per presentes dilectum nostrum Walterum Scot de Branxhelme equitem 
auratum nostrum generalem rectorem seu gubernatorem et justiciarium in hac 
parte infra bondas predictarum terrarum et dominii de Liddisdale atque omnes 
alias bondas in Teviotdaleheid vbi vlli veterum inliabitantium et tribuum vulgo 
clannis de Liddisdale impresentiarum remanent seu remanere contigerint ; dantes 
et committentes eidem Waltero equiti ac deputatis suis nostre iusticiarie curiam 
seu curias omnesque alias curias necessarias intra jirescriptas bondas seu apud 
Branxhelme vel Hawik statuendi, inchoandi, affirmandi, tenendi et quotiens neces- 
sum fuerit atque illis expedire viclebitur continuandi ; absentes amarchiandi ; trans- 
gressores pro suis criminibus seu defectibus et offensionibus, legibus et consuetudini 
regni nostri conforme, puniendi ; exitus, amarchiamenta et eschaetas dictarum curi- 
arum petendi, exigendi, lenandi suoque proprio vsui applicandi et pro eisdem si 
opus fuerit namandi et distringendi ; omnes et singulos fugitiuos a dictis curiis 
nostros rebelles denunciandi atque ipsos ad cornu nostrum ponendi ; omnia et 
singula eorum bona eschaetandi seu tanquam nostra eschaeta importandi, suas quo- 
que personas rimandi, perscrutandi, capiendi et apprehendendi atque illos suis pro 
demeritis legibus et consuetudini prescripitis conforme puniendi, et si ipsi appre- 
hendi minime poterint cum potestate dicto rectori nostro et iusticiario in hac 
parte ac suis deputatis illos, illorum habitationes et familias igne et ferro vel gladio 
ad huiusmodi extremam distructionem persequendi, necnon ad hunc effectum 
ligeorum nostrorum conuocationem et congregationem quando et quoties ipsi siue 
vllis ipsorum expedere viderint faciendi ; ac etiam casu persone sic j>ersecute vel 
earum aliqua, sui assistentes, participes, suplimentum prebentes, vel defensores in 
earum resistentia aut inobedientia occidi, mutilari, ledi, vulnerari seu quouismodo 
dampnum pati siue molestari contigerint, nos cum auisamento, consensu et auctoritate 
Gubernatoris nostri predicti volumus et concedimus ac pro nobis et successoribus 
nostris decernimus et ordinamus quod prefatus Rector et Justiciarius noster in hac 
parte, nee sui deputati neque persone cum illis in comitiua existentes, aut earum 



1551.] THE BUCGLEUGH MUNIMENTS. 203 

vlla nullum crimen dampnum vel preiudicium in suis personis, terris nee bonis ob 
id incurrent, nee vocabuntur neque propterea criminaliter nee ciuiliter quouismodo 
tempore affuturo accusabuntur, cum potestate etiam prelibato rectori ac justiciario 
nostro in liac parte deputatos sub eo in dicto officio vnum seu plures clericos, 
seriandos, iudicatores, omnesque alios officiarios et dictarum curiarum membra 
necessarios faciendi, creandi, substituendi, ordinandi et iurari causandi, pro quibus 
respondere tenebuntur, cum quibus penes dictarum curiarum tentionem disrjensa- 
mus per presentes : Non obstantibus vllis parliamenti seu nostre iusticiarie 
itinerum sedibus vel sessionibus, et generaliter omnia alia et singula faciendi, 
gerendi, exercendi et vtendi que in premissis et circa ea necessaria fuerint seu 
quoquo modo oportuna : Eatum et gratum habentes et habituri totum et quicquid 
prenominatus rector nosterque justiciarius in liac parte suprascripti sui deputati 
officiarii et ministri in premissis rite duxerit seu duxerint faciendum : Quare 
vniuersis et singulis nostris ligeis precipimus et mandamus quatenus ijDsi et ipsorum 
quilibet j>refato rectori et justiciario nostro in hac parte suisque deputatis in vsu 
et exercitacione predicti officii atque in omnibus et singulis huiusmodi concernen- 
tibus ; in speciale quoque in persecutione hominum infractorum siue malefactorum 
fugitiuorum et inobedientium intra bondas supradictas suis obligationibus aut 
promissis nobis pro depressione tribulationis seu perturbationis patrie nuper con- 
fectis conforme prompte respondeant, pareant et intendant, necnon cum dies vlli 
treugarum vel conuentionis inter prefatum rectorem aut deputatos suos et gardi- 
anum Occidentalium et Mediarum Marchiarum Anglie ad conueniendum super 
marchiis infra bondas de Liddisdale, videlicet Kershope, Dayholrne, Bellis, seu vllas 
alias pro restitutione seu reformatione attemptatorum inter inhabitantes de Liddis- 
dale bondarumque Occidentalium et Mediarum Marchiarum Anglie facienda fore 
contigerint : Quare tot generosi hereditate prediti et hereditate minime ditati vice- 
comitatuum nostrorum de Roxburgh, Selkirk et Peblis quot per dictum rectorem 
vel suos deputatos requisiti fuerunt pro magis decenti aut honesto more et exercitu 
seu comitiua, pro decoratione et exaltatione nostri honoris, atque pro suis auisamento 
et consilio in similibus negociis habendo et tradendo responsionibusque faciendis 
ac si pro communi bono nostrorum regni et legiorum tractari contigerint, cum illis 
accedant prout nobis desuper respondere voluerint : omnibus quoque sub pena et 
onere quas erga nostram reginalem incurrere poterint maiestatem, presentibus apud 
cruces fororum burgorum nostrorum de Jedburgh, Peblis et Selkirk ac Kelso et 
Hawik omniaque alia loca necessaria proclamatis ad beneplacitum seu voluntatem 
dicti nostri charissimi consanguinei et tutoris in suo robore duraturis : In cuius 



204 THE BUCCLEUCH MUNIMENTS. [1551. 



rei testimonium magnum sigillum nostrum presentibus apponi fecimus, apud 
burgum nostrum de Edinburgh tercio die mensis Aprilis anno Domini millesimo 
quingentesimo quinquagesimo primo, et regni nostri nono. 



181. Commission by Mary Queen of Scots to Sir Walter Scott of 
Branxhelme, knight, to be Warden and Justiciar of the Middle Marches. 
29th June 1551. 

Maria Dei gracia Regina Scotorum, vniuersis et singulis ad quorum noticias pre- 
sentes litere peruenerint, salutem : Noueritis quod nos intelligentes bonum, fidele 
et gratuitum seruicium nobis ac charissimo nostro consanguineo et tutori Jacobo 
duci de Chattellarault, Aranie comiti, domino Hammiltoun regni nostri protectori 
et gubernatori per dilectum nostrum Walterum Scot de Branxelme equitem aura- 
tum omnibus temporibus retroactis impensum, et specialiter in defensione libertatis 
regni nostri contra nostros veteres inimicos Anglie vnde dictus Walterus ingentia 
seu larga incendia depredationes et grauamina sustulit, et quod nostri pauperes 
ligei Mediarum Merchiarum regni nostri grauiter perturbati et per fures, raptores 
et alios malefactores spoliati sunt, et nisi punitio et remedium ad hoc celerius pro- 
uideatur magna inconuenientia forte desuper sequi poterunt ; pro quorum depres- 
sione et dictorum malefactorum inunitione, nos cum auisamento et consensu dicti 
nostri charissimi consanguinei et tutoris fecimus constituimus et ordinauimus ac 
facimus constituimus et ordinamus per presences prefatum Walterum Scot nos- 
trum G-ardianum infra totas et integras bondas Mediarum Marchiarum regni nostri 
versus Angliam et gardianatus eiusdem, ac etiam nostrum Justiciarium infra bondas 
predictas cum omnibus feodis et deuoriis quibuscunque dicto gardianatui vllo modo 
spectantibus : Dantes concedentes et committentes prenominato Waltero Scot 
nostram plenam potestatem ac mandatum speciale gardianatus et iusticiarie 
curias intra bondas suprascrrptas statuendi, inchoandi, aflfirmandi, tenendi atque 
quotiens opus fuerit continuandi, ac omnes et singulos inhabitantes infra 
easdem cum ipsos idem Walterus requisierit et expedire videbitur pro defen- 
sione huius regni nostri contra veteres nostros Anglie inimicos prescriptos, et 
pro persecutione, captione, apprehensione et punitione dictorum furum, prodi- 
torum et malefactorum conuenire, equitare et progredi causandi ; statuta, acta et 
ordinancias desuper faciendi ; transgressores, fures et alios delinquentes infra 
bondas predictas secundum quantitatem suorum criminum legibus conforme 
puniendi, necnon ad hunc effectum assisas vnam seu plures ad ipsius benepla- 



1551.] THE BUCCLEUGH MUNIMENTS. 205 

citum prout necessarium fit, ad sufficientem numernm personarum minime suspec- 
tarum, sub pena viginti librarum de qualibet persona non comparente summonendi, 
premuniendi et iurari causandi ; clericos, seriandos, iudicatores atque omnes alios 
officiarios et membra necessarios curiarum Gardiani et Justiciarij faciendi, 
creandi, ordinandi, admittendi et iurari etiam causandi, deputatos quoque vnum 
siue plures sub eo in dictis officiis faciendi, creandi, admittendi et substituendi, pro 
quibus dictus Walterus respondere tenebitur, exitus, amarchiamenta et eschaetas 
dictarum curiarum ac bonorum hominum intra dictas bondas ad mortem pro 
dictis criminibus iustificatorum leuandi, percipiendi, applicandi et suo proprio vsvvi 
importandi, et si necessum fuerit pro huiusmodi namandi et distringendi, et 
generaliter omnia alia et singula quecunque alii Gardiani Marchiarum nostri 
regni facere seu exercere poterint faciendi, gerendi, exercendi et vtendi que in 
premissis et circa ea necessaria fuerint seu quomodolibet oportuna : Ratum et 
gratum, firmum atque stabile habentes et liabituri totum et quicquid prefatus 
noster Gardianus et Justiciarius suive deputati officiarii et ministri in premissis 
rite duxerit seu duxerint faciendum : Quare vniuersis et singulis quorum interest 
vel interesse poterit stricte precipimus et mandamus quatenus prelibato nostro 
Gardiano et Justiciario suisque deputatis et officiariis in omnibus et singulis 
premissa concernentibus prompte respondeant, pareant et intendant sub omni pena 
que competere poterit in liac parte ; Presentibus pro spatio vnius anni proximo 
post datum earundem et vlterius ad nostram et predicti nostri tutoris voluntatem 
duraturis : In cuius rei testimonium presentibus magnum sigillum nostrum apponi 
fecimus, apud oppidum nostrum Edinburgi penultimo die mensis Junij anno 
Domini millesimo quingentesimo quinquagesimo primo, et regni nostri nono. 

182. Charge by Queen Mary to the Inhabitants of the Middle Marches to 
obey Sir Walter Scott of Branxholme, knight, as Warden. 30th 
June [1551]. 

Marie, be the grace of God Quenc of Scottis, to oure louittis Mungo Williamsoun 

messengeris, oure Sheriffis in that 
parte, coniunctlie and seueralie, specialie constitute greting : Forsamekle as it is 
humilie menit and schawen to ws be oure louit Walter Scott of Branxholme, 
knycht, that quhair he hes acceptit the office of Wardanrie within all the boundis 
of the Myddill Marchis of oure realme foranent Ingland, and als he is maid and 
constitute our iustice within the saidis boundis as our commissioun vnder our erete 



206 THE BUCGLEUCH MUNIMENTS. [1551. 

seill, maid and gevin to him thairupoun at lenth in the self proportis, howbeit 
certane inhabitants within the saidis boundis will nocht ansuer and obey to him 
as Wardane and Justice foirsaid, conforme to the said commissioun, without thai be 
compellit as is allegit : Oure will is heirfore, and we charge zow straitlie and com- 
mandis, that incontinent thir our lettres sene ze pas, and in our naim and auctorite 
command and charge all and sindry oure lieges duelland within the boundis 
abonewrittin, be oppin proclamatioun at the mercate croce of our burcht of Jed- 
burcht, and all vtheris places neidfull, that thai and ilkane of thaim reddelie 
ansuer, obey and intend to the said Walter Scott, his deputis and officeris, in ysing 
and exercyng of the saidis oiSces of Wardanrie and iusticiarie within the 
boundis abone specifiit, in all and sindry things concernyng the samyn, eftir the 
forme of his preceptis to be directit thairupoun, vnder all hiest pane and charge that 
eftir may follow, as ze will ansuer to ws thairupoun, the quhilk to do we commit 
to zow, coniunctlie and seueralie, our full power be thir our lettres, deliuering thame 
be zow deulie execute and indorsate agane to the berare : Gevin vnder our signet 
at Edinburgh, the last day of Junij, and of our regnne the nynt zere. Ex delibera- 
tione dominorum consilii, etc. J. Bannatyne. 



183. Act of Privy Council, at the instance of Sir Walter Scott of 
Branxholme, knight, Warden of the Middle Marches, for the prevention 
of perjury, robbery, slaughter and other crimes on the Border. 23d 
March 1551. 

At Striueling, the xxiij day of Marche, the zeir of God j m v c fifty ane zeris ; the 
cpihilk day, in presens of the Quenis grace, my Lord Gouernour and Lordis of 
Secreit Counsale beand convenit vpoun greit effaris and materis of the realme 
concerning the commoun weill of the samyn, comperit Walter Scott of Brankis- 
liolme, knycht, Wardane of the Middill Marchis of Scotland, anentis Ingland, 
and producit four artikillis dependand in questioun and contrauersy betuix the 
liegis of baith the realmes of Scotland and Ingland, [and] the wardanis of ather 
of the realmes of the said Middile Marche vndecydit or vndeterminat, and desyrit 
ane full determinatioun [of] the samyn, quhilkis wes thocht veray expedient and 
necessar to be done as followis : Item, as to the first artikle, desyring [punitioun] and 
rameid of periure, as quhair ony misdoar of Scotland stelis or revis within Ingland, 
and beis challangit on dais of trew [anent the] samyn, and wilfullie, in his greit 
aith sworne, denyis the samyn, and sweris that he is clene thairof, and thairefter 



1551.] THE BUCGLEUGH MUNIMENTS. 207 



lauchtfullie and suff[icientlie], efter the lawis of the bordour, it beis provin that 
he is foull of the said attemptat and clame sa that he wilfullie periuris [and 
mansuejris him selff, it is statut, ordanit and concludit, for eschewing of the greit 
hurt, harme, skaith and dampnage that [thois] fra quhome gudis ar stollin or reft 
may incure and daylie incurris throw the periure quhilk is the veray occasioun of 
[the] delay of justice, and inuoluis the partiis in greit lawbouris and expenssis ; for 
ramedy heirof in all tymes earning, that all [personis] that wilfullie mansueris 
thame selffis that duellis on the sauerale ground within Scotland in ony of the thre 
wardanrys, and be just . . . tryall, conforme to the anciant vse and consuetud 
obseruit vpoun the bordouris, verifiit afoir the wardane quhair the man that per- 
iures [himself] duellis ; that incontinent, without delay, that ilk wardane sail tak 
and apprehend him that is provin periure and mansworne as sa[id is, and] sail 
deliuer him to the Wardane of Ingland foranentis him to be in presone, and re- 
mane in ward zeir and day vpoun his awin expensis within Ingland, and at the 
zeris end to be brocht afoir the wardanis at the first day of trew, to be haldin 
be the wardanis at the end of the zeir, and thair in face and presens of the pepill 
to be brint vpoun the cheik with ane key, or put to deid at the will and dis- 
cretioun of the wardanis efferand to the qualite and quantite of the fait, providing 
alway that the wardanis of Ingland of the thre merchis foranentis Scotland do 
semlable for thair part to ony Inglisman that beis mansworne in sic lik maner : As 
to the secund artikle, desyrand rameid of thame that stelis or revis the gudis out of 
Ingland that duellis vpoun the seuerale ground of Scotland, and beis ourtaine and 
convictit quhair of the auld law, vse, and consuetud of the bordouris thai wer 
haldin to pay for ane ox stollin , and for ane kow stollin , and 

for ane scheip stollin , becaus the prices are now risin, gif the male- 

factouris now suld pay bot thai prices, it suld be occasioun to thame to steill and 
reif, and swa thai suld wyn be the samyn, and for eschewing heirof, it is concludit, 
statut and ordanit that all sik gudis stollin or reft, lauchtfullie convictit, salbe 
restorit and redressit with the thre dowbillis and salffer : Providing that the 
wardanis of Ingland foranentis Scotland in semlabill maner for thair part [to caus] 
restitutioun and redres to be maid be ony Inglisman that stelis or revis fra ony 
Scottisman the thre dowbillis and salffer : Item, to the thrid artikile, concerning the 
slauchtteris or mutilatioun that is committit vpoun the bordouris be the liegis 
of ather of the realmes, it is thocht expedient and concludit as said is, for stanching 
of all slauchtterris in tymes cuming, quhilk is abominabill baith to God and man, 
that all sik offendaris in tymes cuming, thai being lauchtfullie convictit be the 



208 THE BUCCLEUCH MUNIMENTS. [1552. 

lawis and custumes of the bordouris, that thai be pvnist without ony mercy or 
forgifnes, conforme to the artikle contenit in the treaty of peax laitlie tane and 
concludit betuix the saidis realmes : Providing alway the Wardanis of Ingland do 
in semlabill maner for executioun vpoun the Inglismen that committis slauchter or 
mutilatioun vpoun Scottisrnen, and to all slauchtterris bigane sen the treaty of 
the last peax : It is thocht expedient, gif the Wardanis of Ingland will condiscend 
heirto, that thai be put in writt and billit, and send to the counsalis of ather of 
the realmes at equale ordour may be tane thairupoun. And as to the ferd artikle, 
anentis the Scottisrnen that clamis the reentre of prisoneris takin sen the begyn- 
ning of the last weris, and thair ransoune for thair forfaltit bandis, becaus thair 
is sum difficulte heirinto, and nocht resoluit as zit betuix the realmes, gif the 
Wardanis of Ingland will caus the Inglismen to superceid all craving of Scottisrnen 
of sik bandis or ransoms vnto the feist of Witsounday nixtocum, the Wardanis of 
Scotland sail consent heirto, and that na Scottisman sail craif nor bachill to that 
tyme in thai behalffis : Item, that the Wardane of the Middill Marche of Scotland, 
and als the vther twa Wardanis of the West and Eist Marchis of the samyn, at 
thair first dais of meting, gif the Wardanis of Ingland foranentis thame accordis to 
the declaratioun of thir four artikillis, and ar contentit that the samyn be ajDpoyntit, 
convenit and contractit amangis thame to be halden as law in tymes aiming, that 
thai consent heirto, and mak statutes and ordinances thairupoun, and publis the 
samyn to the pepill and liegis of baith the realmes as accordis. 

Extractum de libro actorum Secreti Consilii, per me magistrum Thomam 
Marioribankis de Eatho, clericum rotulorum registri ac consilii supreme 
domine nostre regine, sub meis signo et subscriptione manualibus. 

Thomas Marioribankis. 



184. Letter by Mary Queen of Scotts, exempting Sir Walter Scott of 
Branxholme, knight, from attendance at Inquests, Assises, etc. 20th 
May 1552. 

Eegina. 
Ws and our derrest cousing and tutour, James Duke of Chastellerault, Erll 
of Arrane, Lord Hammyltoun, etc., Protectour and Gouernour of our realme, 
vnderstanding that oure louit Walter Scott of Branxholme, knycht, is hevele vexit 
with importuble chargis of the office of Wardanrie of the Myddill Merchis of our 
realme, and als is of gret aige, now past the dait of Ix zeris, sua that he is nocht 



1552.] THE BUGCLEUCH MUNIMENTS. 209 

sa liable to pas vpoun inquestis and assissis as he wes of befoir : Tharfor, and for 
vther resonable caussis and considerationis moving ws, with auise and consent of 
our said Gouernour, be the tennour heirof exemis him fra all comperance in ony our 
justice aris, justice courtis, scheref courtis, Stewart courtis, or ony vtheris, and 
passing vpoun inqueistis and assissis in actionis crimnale or ciuile, fr[a] taking of 
cognitionis, apprising of landis, seruing of breuis, or ony vther actionis, for all the 
dais of his liffe ; and will and grantis that he sail nocht be summond, callit, nor 
accusit therfore, crimnalie nor ciuilie, nor incur ony crime, danger, nor skaith 
therthrou in his persoun, landis, nor gudis, be ony maner of way, in tym cuming, 
nochtwithstanding ony our actis, lettres, statutis, or chargis, generall or speciall, 
maid or to be maid, in the contrar, or ony panis contenit therin, anent the quhilkis 
we disjiens with him be thir presentis, dischargeing herfbr our justice, justice 
clerk, all and sindry our schereffis, stewartis, and all vtheris our officeris, present 
and to cum, and thair deputis, of all diting, attach eing, arreisting, calling, sum- 
moning, following, or persewing of the said Walter his landis or gudis for the 
premissis, and of thair offices in that part foreuer, be thir presentis, gevin vnder 
our signet, and subscriuit be our said Gouernour at Striueling, the xx day of May, 
and of our regime the tent zer. James G. 

Joannes. the us - 
[Dorso] — Apud Edinburgh xx° die mensis Maij anno Domini, etc., quinqua- 
gesimo secundo. 

In curia Justiciarie Supreme Domine nostre Regine tenta in Pre- 
torio de Edinburgh dicto die coram Johanne Campbell de Lundy, milite, 
Justiciario Deputato, &c. 

Visa et admissa de mandate dicti Justiciary 

Joannes Bellenden, 
Clericus Justiciariae. 
J. Scott. 

185. Indictment against John Hume of Coldenknows, Walter Ker of 
Cesfurd, and others, for the murder of Sir Walter Scott of Braux- 
holm, knight. [1552.] 

Johanne Hwume of Coldenknowis. 
Ze ar indyct for the cruell murthur and slauchtur of Walter Scott of Branxhelm, 
knycht, Warden of the Middill Merches of Scotland, keipar, gydar, and justice 
generall of Liddisdaill, vnder sylence of nycht, and vnder the Quenis grace, my 

2d 



210 THE BUCGLEUCH MUNIMENTS. [1552. 

Lord Gouernor and counsellis greit assurance in the town of Edinburgh : And in 
taikin that ze war ane strykar of the said Valter with zour awin handis quhen he 
was haldin to zow, ze strak him throw the body with zour sword, and said to the 
lard of Cesfurd, — Streik, tretour, ane straik for thi faderis saik ; and quhen ze bad 
cruely murthurit him, and cassin him in ane buithe dwre, ze said, — Ly thair, with 
my malison, for I had lewor gang by thi graif, nor thi dure ; — quhilk [is] so 
notourly knawin that ze can nocht deny. 

James Dowglass of Caueris ; James Nwby, Messinger. 
Ze ar indyct for the cruell murthur and slauchter of the said Walter Scott, knycht, 
Varden and Justice foirsaid, vnder greit assurance, as said is, vnder silence of 
nycht, accompenyit with Johanne Ker of Farneherst, zour gud broder, Walter of 
Cesfurde, Andro Ker of Hirsell, knychtis, and thair complices, to the taikin ze and 
the said James Nwby, messinger, passit away on zour fute hame, with the saidis 
murthuraris : And at the owr cuming of the watter of Eoull, the said James 
Nwby said to the pepill, — Hard ze ony tythennis of the Lard of Bukclucht ; he is 
put in vard, and will never cumme furth ; — quhilk ze can nocht deny. 

Robert Kyrktoun, Johanne Pakok, seruand to the Lard of Coldenknowis, 

Lance Anisle. 
Ze, and ilk ane of zow, ar indyct for the cruell murthur of Valter Scott of Branx- 
helm, knycht, Varden and Justice as said is, vnder sylence of nycht, and vndir 
greit assurance of the Quenis grace and my Lord Gouernouris : And to the taikin 
that ze war strykaris of the said Walter with zour awin handis, ze, the saidis 
Robert and Jhonn, returnit fra the trone with Robart Ker, broder to the Lard of 
Farnehirst, and comme to the buithe dure quhair the said Valter lay, and lyfe in 
him, and straik him, euery ane of zou, threif or four tymes throw the body : and 
thair efter ze, Johanne Pekok, spulzeit the said Valter of his clok and his twa 
bonettis, and deliuerit ane arme full thairof to zour boy, and in zour way gangin 
ze met Adam Makcullo, alias callit Butte Heroald, quha demandit zow, Maister 
Pakok, — Quhat is the mater, — and ze said — Thair is ane lad fallin ; — quhilk ye can 
nocht deny. 

George Kyrktoun, Ville Hoppringill, Ville Moscrope in Jedburgh, 
Thomas Lermont, callit Lard of that Ilk, Thomas Kyll, Rafe Ker, 
James Hwme, Wille Hwme in Fawnis 
Ze, and ilk ane of zou, ar indyct for the said cruell murthur and slauchter of the 
said Walter Scott, Varden of the Myddill Merches of Scotland, and Justice of 



1552.] THE BUCCLEUCH MUNIMENTS. 211 

Liddisdaill, vnder sylence of nycht, in the town of Edinburgh, and vnder greit 
assurance to the taikin ze zeid away with the bludy hand, with Walter Ker of 
Cesfurd, Dande Ker of Hirsell, and Jhonn Ker of Farnehirst, knychtis, and the 
laif of thair complices, committaris of the samin murthur, and thairfore being our 
souerane Ladyis rebellis, and ze, and ilk ane of zow, continualy resortand with the 
saidis committaris sen syne ; quhilk ye can nocht deny. 

Andro Ker of Primsicllouch, Andro Ker, sonne to Valter Ker of Cesfurd; 
Walter Ker, sonne to Andro Ker of Hirsell, knycht ; Mark Ker of 
Kyppelaw, George Hoppringill of Torvodle, George Ker of Lyn- 
toun, Robert Ker, broder to the Lard of Grenheid. 
Ze, and ilk ane of zow, are indyct for art and part counseling, causing, assisting, 
and appreving of the said cruell murthur and slauchter of Walter Scott of Branx- 
helm, knycht, Varden of the Myddill Merches of Scotland, and Justice Generall of 
Liddisdaill, vnder greit traist and assurance ; and alswa ze ar indyct for the forty - 
feing, menteining, part taikin, and dayly resorting with Valter Ker of Cesfurd, 
Johanne Ker of Farnehirst, knychtis, and thair complices, committaris of the said 
cruell murthur, vnder sylence of nycht, thay being our Souerane Ladyis rebellis, 
and to the taikin ze, George Hoppringill of Torvodlie, ze being vpoun the gait of 
Edinburgh at the committing of the said murthur, send zour twa horce to the 
Lard of Cesfurd to ryd away vpoun ; quhilk ze can nocht deny. 

186. Inventory of Goods belonging to the deceased William Scott, 
younger of Buccleuch, knight, of Kirkurd, made at the instance of 
Walter Scott of Branxhelm, knight, his father, etc. 19 th May and 
4th July 1552. 

Inuentarium omnium bonorum quondam Villelmi Scott, domini junioris de 
Bukcluch, militis, de Kyrkwrde, ab intestato decedentis factum per Walterum 
Scott de Branxhelm militem (patrem dicti Villelmi) et Walterum Scott filium et 
heredem dicti Villelmi, apud Branxhelm, decimo nono mensis Maii anno Domini 
etc. quinquagesimo secundo, coram his testibus, domino Roberto Wilsoun, Johanne 
Crenstoun, Johanne Trummill, cum diuersis aliis. 

Item, imprimis fatentur eum habere in jummentis . . xx lib. 

Item fatentur eum habere duos equos, precium pece . . . x lib. 

Item fatentur eum habere vnum torquem aureum, precium . xxx lib. 



212 TEE BUCCLEUCH MUNIMENTS. 


[1552. 


Item fatentur eum habere xiij^x oues matrices, precium pece 


. viij s. 


Item fatentur eum habere centum quadraginta nouem equos, pre 




cium pece ..... 


• iij s. 


Item fatentur eum habere viginti quatuor vaccas, pretium pece 


Is. 


Item fatentur eum habere octo ly zoung nolt, precium pece 


XX s. 


Item fatentur eum habere quatuor vitulos, precium pece 


X s. 


Item fatentur eum habere in domisiliis et vtensiliis 


xx merkis. 


Item fatentur eum habere in avenis sexaginta bollas, preciuni bolle xiij s. iiij d. 


Item fatentur eum habere in ordeo viginti quatuor bollas, precium 


bolle ...... 


XX s. 


Item fatentur eum habere in frumento quatuordecim bollas, pre 




cium bolle ..... 


xls. 


Item fatentur eum habere de decimis de Kyrkvrd vij xx iiij bollas 




farine et bratij, precium bolle 


xx s. 


Item fatentur eum habere in decimis de Viltoun viginti vnam bollas 




farine, precium bolle . . 


xxvj s. 


Summa bonorum v c . xlix lib. xix s. viij. d. 


Debita que debet aliis. 




Item imprimis fatentur eum debere Agnete Denis 


v lib. xij s. 


Item domino Roberto Wilsone curato de Viltoun 




viij merkis. 


Item Jacobo Scott eius seruo 




viij merkis. 


Item Jacobo Ra eius seruo 






. xlvs. 


Item Roberto Lion fabro farrario in Hawik 






xxiiij s. 


Item Johanni Clark 






. xlixs. 


Item juniori nutrici 






xls. 


Item Helene Scott 






• iij s. 


Item veteri nutrici 






vs. 


Item Georgio Howburn 






iiij lib. iiij s. 


Item Petro Denis 






xxvj s. 


Item Waltero Palmer in Hawik . 






vij lib. vj d. 


Item vxori Phelippi Lidderdaill . 






xxxv s. iiij d. 


Item Waltero Scot in Hawik 






vij s. vj d. 


Item Jonete Welche 






xxxvij s. 


Item Villelmo Maknet . 






v lib. xj s. ix d. 



1552.] 



THE BUCCLEUCH MUNIMENTS. 



213 



Item Petro Gill 

Item Johanni Bynning calceario 
Item ministro de Peblis 
Item Jonete Weir in Kyrkwrde 
Item domino de Kauerliill 
Item Villelmo Bobesoun 
Item Margerie Broun 
Item Alexandra Ham 
Item Jonete Farnielaw . 
Item reetori de Viltoun . 
Item reetori de Kyrkvrd 
Item Johanni Westoun burgensi de Edinburgh 
Item Villielmo Ker burgensi de Edinburgh 
Item Alisone Tarbot 
Item Thome Broun 
Item domino de Langlandis 
Item dommo de Gledstanis 
Item abbati monastery de Kalko pro decimis de Fawsyde, Villam- 
hope et Safthauch 

Summa debitorum 



xxxij s. 

xxxvj s. vj d. 

• . lv s. 

. viijs. 

xls. 

iiij s. viij d. 

xviij s. 

v s. vj d. 

xx s. 

. flib. 

iiij xx viij lib. ij merkis. 

xix lib. xvij s. ix d. 

. xiiij lib. iiij s. 

iij lib. iiij s. 

xxxiiij lib. 

xxiiij lib. 

. xx lib. 



. xx lib. 
iij^iiij^vij lib. vjd. 

Nos Johannes Hammiltoun, ecclesie metropolitane Glasguensis canonicus, ac 
commissarius generalis eiusdem in vim citationis debite a nobis emanate et debite 
execute, et ex nostra decreto judicialiter facto ac in penam contumacie omnium 
et singulorum aliorum interesse habentium seu habere pretendencium citatorum, 
vocatorum, et non comparencium, facimus, constituimus, damus et deputamus 
suprascriptum Valterum Scott, filium et heredem dicti olim Willelmi sui patris 
executorem datiuum vnicum in et ad omnia et singula res et bona in suprascripto 
inuentario descripta, ac eciam ad res et bona omissa relicta seu oblita extra presens 
inuentarium et dicto olim Willelmo tempore sui decessus spectantia et pertinentia, 
ac eciam facimus, constituimus, damus et deputamus nobdem virum, Valterum 
Scott patrem dicti olim Willelmi tutorem dicti Valteri vsque ad eius legitimam 
etatem, dantes et concedentes ac committentes plenariam potestatem dictis Valtero 
nostro vnico executori datiuo ac Valtero Scott de Branxliolme eius tutori cum supra- 
scriptis rebus et bonis ac ad res et bona extra presens inuentarium oblita seu 
relicta et dicto olim "WUlelmo tempore sui decessus spectantia et pertinentia intro- 



214 



THE BUGCLEUGH MUNIMENTS. 



[1553. 



mittendi, illaque in toto vel in parte a quibuscunque personis ilia seu illorum aliquam 
partem habentibus receptantibus et suis priuatis vsibus applicantibus repetendi, 
exigendi leuandi et recuperandi, de habitisque, exactis, leuatis et recuperatis quit- 
tandi et liberandi, et si necesse fuerit intromissores, detentores, exactores et dispo- 
sitores huiusruodi propterea, coram quibuscunque dominis judicibus ecclesiasticis 
vel secularibus vocandi, citandi et in forma juris prosequendi, ceteraque omnia alia 
et singula faciendi, que in premissis et circa ea necessaria fuerint seu etiam ojDpor- 
tuna, et que ad officium executoris datiui de jure vel regni consuetudine pertinere 
quouismodo dinoscuntur. In cuius rei testimonium presentibus manu scribe nostri 
subscriptis sigillum officii vicariates generalis Glasguensis est affixum, apud Glasgw, 
die quarto Julii anno Domini j m v° lij°. 

Per dictum dominum commissarium generalem. 



Thomas Knox, manu propria. 



187. Eetour of Walter Scott as heir of his grandfather, Walter Scott of 
Branxhelme, knight, in the lands of Branxhelme, Buccleuch, etc. 6th 
February 1553. 

Hec inquisicio capta fuit in pretorio de Jedburgh sexto die mensis Februarii anno 
etc., quinquagesimo tercio, coram Willelmo Dowglas vicecomite depiutato honor- 
abilis viri Jacobi Dowglas de Caueris, militis, vicecomitis principalis de Roxburgh 
per hos subscriptos, videlicet, Nicholaum Ruthirfurd de Hundelie militem, Johannem 
Ruthirfurd de Hunthill, Thomam Turnbull cle Badderroull, militem, Dauid Turn- 
bull de Wauchop, Hectorem Turnbull tutorem de Mynto, Johannem Gledstanis de 
Coklaw, Jacobum Ormestoun de eodem, Wilelmum Dowglas in Crowk, Wilelmum 
Scot in Hawik, Wilelmum Ruthirfurd de Reidhauch, Andream Mader de Lang- 
toun, Thomam Scot in Hawik, Hectorem Turnbull in Barnhillis, Jacobum Throu- 
brand in Wiltoun, et Kentigernum Ruthirfurd in Nesbet : Qui jurati dicunt quod 
quondam Walterus Scot de Branxhelme miles auus Walteri Scot latoris presencium 
obijt vltimo vestitus et sasitus vt de feodo ad fidem et pacem supreme domine 
nostre regine de totis et integris terris subscriptis, videlicet, viginti quatuor marcatis 
terrarum de Branxhelme cum mansione et molendino et earundem pertinenciis, 
terris de Quhitchester et earundem pertinenciis, terris de Bucclucht, Rankilburn, 
cum pertinenciis, terris de Eilrige, Milsyntoun, Lempetlaw, sex terris husbandiis 
jacentibus in Grymslaw vulgo nuncupatis Portaris Landis cum omnibus suis per- 
tinenciis jacentibus infra vicecomitatum de Roxburgh ; ac etiam de omnibus et 



1553.] THE BUCGLEUGH MUNIMENTS. 215 

singulis terris de Kirkurd cum tenentibus, tenandriis et earum pertinenciis jacenti- 
bus iufra vicecomitatum de Peblis et annexate baronie de Branxhelme per cartam 
annexationis supremi domini nostri regis, terris de Kingwodfeild cum pertinenciis 
et officio balliatus de Melrosland, Etrikheid, Rodonoland, Esdaill Muyr, Est Teui- 
daill land et Vgingis cum earundem pertinenciis pertinentibus Abbacie de Melros, 
necnon terris de Norththous et Thiiistane in feodo balliuatus pro lmiusmodi officio 
balliuorum ; et quod dictus Walterus est legitimus et propinquior heres eiusdem 
quondam Walteri Scot de Branxbelme militis sui aui de dictis terris et balliatus 
officio de Melros cum earundem pertinenciis ; et quod est legitime etatis ; et quod 
dicte terre de Branxhelme cum mansione et molendino et earundem pertinenciis 
nunc valeut per annum viginti quatuor libris monete Scotie, et in tempore pacis 
viginti quatuor mercis monete; et quod dicte terre de Quhitchester cum pertinenciis 
nunc vale[n]t per annum viginti libris monete Scotie, et in tempore pacis tantum ; 
et quod dicte terre de Bucclueht et de Bankilburne cum earundem pertinenciis 
nunc valent per annum viginti libris, et in tempore pacis viginti libris monete 
Scotie ; et quod dicte terre de Eilrige cum pertinenciis nunc valent per annum 
decern libris monete, et tantum in tempore pacis, et quod dicte terre de Mylsyn- 
toun cum pertinenciis nunc valent per annum decern libris monete, et in tempore 
pacis tantum ; et quod dicte terre de Lempetlaw nunc valent per annum viginti 
libris monete Scotie, et tempore pacis tantum, et quod predicte sex terre hus- 
bandie nuncupate vulgo Portaris Landis jacentes in Grymslaw cum pertinenciis 
nunc valent per annum sex libris monete, et in tempore pacis tantum ; et quod dicte 
terre de Kirkurd cum pertinenciis annexate baronie de Branxhelme nunc valent per 
annum octoginta marcis et in tempore pacis tantum ; et quod dicte terre de Bingvod- 
feild cum pertinenciis nunc valent per annum qninquaginta duabus libris monete et 
tantum in tempore pacis; et quod dictum officium balliuatus de Melros cum terris 
de ISTorththous et Thirlstane et earundem pertinenciis nunc valent per annum viginti 
libris monete Scotie, et tantum in tempore pacis ; et quod omnes predicte terre, 
exceptis terris de Ringvodfeild, balliuatu de Melros et terris eiusdem [cum] perti- 
nenciis, tenentur in capite de suprema domina nostra regina per albam firmam, 
soluendo annuatim supreme domine nostre regine pro terris de Branxhelme mansione 
et molendino cum pertinenciis vnam rosam rubeam in festo Sancti Johannis Baptiste 
super solum dictarum terrarum nomine albe firme si petatur tantum, et pro dictis 
terris de Quhitchester cum pertinenciis vnum denarium monete Scotie annuatim in 
festo Penthecostes super solum dictarum terrarum nomine albe firme si petatur 
tantum, et pro predictis terris de Bucclueht et Bankilburne vnum denarium supra- 



21G THE BUGGLEUGH MUNIMENTS. [1553. 

scripte monete annuatim in clicto festo Penthecostes super solum clictarum terrarum 
nomine albe firme si petatur tantum, et pro dictis terris de Eilrige cum pertinen- 
ciis vnum denarium monete Scotie annuatim in festo Penthecostes super solum 
dictarum terrarum nomine albe firme si petatur tantum, et pro dictis terris de 
Milsyntoun cum pertinenciis annexatis baronie de Branxlielm vnam rosam rubeam 
annuatim in festo Sancti Johannis Baptiste super solum earundem si petatur 
tantum, et pro dictis sex terris husbandiis vulgo nuncupatis Po[r]taris Landis cum 
pertinenciis vnum denarium monete Scotie annuatim in festo Penthecostes super 
solum dictarum terrarum nomine albe firme si petatur tantum, et pro dictis terris 
de Lempetlaw cum pertinenciis vnum denarium monete Scotie annuatim in 
festo Penthecostes super solum dictarum terrarum nomine albe firme si petatur 
tantum, et pro terris de Kirkurd cum pertinenciis vnum denarium monete Scotie 
annuatim in festo Penthecostes in villa de Peblis nomine albe firme si petatur 
tantum, et quod dicte terre de Eingvodfeild et balliuatus de Melros cum terris de 
Norththous et Thirlstane cum pertinenciis tenentur in capite de abbate et conuentu 
de Melros in feodo et hereditate, soluendo annuatim dictis abbati et conuentui pro 
dictis terris de Eingvodfeild cum pertinenciis quinquaginta duas libras monete 
Scotie pro feodifirma ad duos anni terminos, videlicet, festa Penthecostes et Sancti 
Martini in hieme per equales portiones tantum, et pro dictis terris de Norththous 
et Thirlstane cum pertinenciis seruicium balliuatus, faciendo seruicia balliuorum 
prout de jure decet, et quod omnes et singule terre predicte cum pertinenciis ex- 
ceptis terris de Eingvodfeild, terris balliuatus antedicti nunc existunt in manibus 
supreme domine nostre regine per decessum clicti quondam Walteri Scot de Branx- 
helme militis aui clicti Walteri tanquam domine superioris earundem a quarto die 
mensis Octobris anno etc. quinquagesimo secundo in quo diem clausit extremum, 
et sic extiterunt in manibus predicte supreme domine nostre regine tanquam in 
manibus superioris earundem, in defectu veri heredis jus suum hucusque minime 
prosequentis, et quod dicte terre de Eingvodfeild, balliuatus de Melros et terre 
balliuorum cum pertinency's nunc existunt in manibus dictorum abbatis et con- 
uentus de Melros per predictum spacium et sic extiterunt in manibus eorundem, in 
defectu veri heredis suum jus hucusque minime prosequentis : In cuius rei testi- 
monium sigilla quorundam eorum qui dicte inquisicioni intererant cum breui incluso 
vnacum inclusione sigilli predicti vicecomitis presentibus sunt appensa, anno, mense, 
die et loco suprascriptis. 

Hec est vera copia principalis Eetornatus super premissis remanentis in cancel- 
laria supreme domine nostre Eegine [etc., in forma communi.] W. Ogill. 



1556.] THE BUCCLEUCH MUNIMENTS. 217 

188. Inquest as to the Annual Value of old extent of the lands of Logtoun. 

2d March 1554. 

Hec inquisitio facta fuit in pretorio burgi de Edinburghe coram honorabili viro 
Alexandra Hepburne de Quhitsum vicecomite deputato de Edinburghe specialiter 
constituto, secundo die ruensis Martii anno Domini millesimo quingentesimo quinqua- 
gesimo quarto per istos egregios et honorabiles viros subscriptos, videlicet, Joannem 
dominum Borthuik, Wilelmum Sinclair de Eosling, Robertum Logane de Eestalrig, 
Wilelmum Lawder de Haltoun, Symonem Prestoun de eodem, Gilbertum Wauchop 
de Nudrymerschell, Robertum Fairlie de Braid, Joannem Pennycuke de eodem, 
Joannem Otterburne de Reidhall, Magistrum Henricum Foulis de Colintoun, 
Patricium Creichtoun de Logtoun, Alexandram Wardlaw de Warestoun, Alex- 
andrum Creichtoun de Newhall, Dauidem Kincaid de Coittis, et Joannem Kamsay 
de Halhous : Qui jurati dicunt quod terre de Logtoun Dowglas extendunt annua- 
tim ad summam iiij librarum antiqui extentus ; terre de Logtoun Creichtoun xl 
solidorum ejusdem extentus. 

Extractum de rotulis vicecomitis principalis de Edinburghe per me Joannem 
Mosman notarium publicum ac clericum dicti vicecomitis, sub meis signo 
et subscriptione manualibus. J. Mosman. 

189. Eetour of James Hepburne as heir to Patrick Earl of Bothuile, 

in the earldom of Bothuile, the office of Lord High Admiral of Scot- 
land, etc. 3d November 1556. 

Hec inquisitio facta fuit in j^retorio burgi de Edinburgh coram honorabilibus viris 
magistris Alexandro Mauchane et Dauide Quhitelaw vicecomitibus de Edinburgh 
infra constabulariam de Hadingtoun in hac parte per commissionem supreme 
domine nostre Regine sub testimonio sui magni sigilli specialiter constitutis tertio 
die mensis Nouembris anno Domini millesimo quingentesimo quinquagesimo sexto, 
per istos egregios et honorabiles viros subscriptos, videlicet, Jacobum dominum Bos 
de Halkheid et Maluile, Patricium Hepburne de Wauchtoun, Jacobum Cokburne 
de Langtoun, Willelmuni Lauder de Haltoun, Joannem Sinclare de Hirdmanstoun, 
Johannem Pennicuke de eodem, Gilbertum Wauchop de Nudry Marschell, Rober- 
tum Fairlie de Braid, Andream Johnestoun de Elphinstoun, Georgium Broun de 
Coilstoun, Johannem Lyle de Stanypeth, Patricium Quhitelaw de eodem, Georgium 
Hume de Broxmouth, Willelmum Newtoun de eodem et Johannem Sinclare de 
Blance : Qui iurati dicunt quod quondam Patricius comes de Bothuile, dominus 

2e 



218 THE BUCCLEUCH MUNIMENTS. [1556. 

Halis et Creiclitoun, ac magnus admirallus Scotie etc. pater Jacobi Hepburne 
latoris presentium obiit vltimo vestitus et sasitus ut de feodo ad pacem et fidem 
supreme domine nostre regine de toto et integro comitatu de Bothuile et baronia 
de Halis, cum ceteris terris, dominiis et baroniis dicto comitatui annexatis, cum 
castris, turribus, fortiliciis, villis, partibus, pendiculis, dependenciis, annexis,connexis, 
lie outsettis, liospitalibus, molendinis, multuris, forestis, siluis, nemoribus, piscariis, 
hortis, pomeriis, tenentibus, tenandriis et libere tenentium seruiciis, aduocationibus, 
donationibus et iure patronatus prepositurarum, collegiorum, prebendarum, ecclesi- 
arum parochialium et capellaniarum earundem ac suis pertinentiis, vnacum officiis 
vicecomitatuum de Edinburgh, Edinburgh infra constabulariam de Hadingtoun 
Berwik et balliatus de Lauderdale, ac cum officio magni admiralli totius regni 
Scotie, cum omnibus iuribus, proficuis, feodis, deuorijs, libertatibus, eschaetis et priui- 
legiis huiusmodi officiorum et singulis suis pertinenciis, creatis, erectis, vnitis et incor- 
poratis in vnum liberum comitatum et baroniam, baroniam de Bothuile omni tempore 
futuro nuncupandam ; et quod dictus Jacobus Hepburne est legitimus et propinquior 
heres eiusdem quondam Patricii comitis de Bothuile patris sui de toto et integro pre- 
dicto comitatu de Bothuile et baronia de Halis cum ceteris terris, dominiis et baroniis 
dicto comitatui annexatis, cum castris, turribus, fortiliciis, villis, partibus, pendiculis, 
dependentiis, annexis, connexis, lie outsettis, hospitalibus, molendinis, multuris, 
forestis, siluis, nemoribus, piscariis, hortis, pomariis, tenentibus, tenandriis et libere- 
tenentium seruiciis, aduocationibus, donationibus et iure patronatus prepositurarum, 
collegiorum, prebendarum, ecclesiarum parochialium et capellaniarum earundem ac 
suis pertinentiis, vnacum dictis officiis vicecomitatuum de Edinburgh, Edinburgh 
infra constabulariam de Hadingtoun, Berwik et balliatus de Lauderdale ac cum officio 
magni admiralli totius regni Scotie, cum omnibus iuribus, proficuis, feodis, deuoriis, 
libertatibus, eschaetis et priuilegiis huiusmodi officiorum et singulis suis pertinentiis ; 
et quod est legitime etatis, et quod dictus comitatus et baronia cum ceteris terris, 
dominiis et baroniis dicto comitatui annexatis, cum castris, turribus, fortiliciis, villis, 
partibus, pendiculis, dependentiis, annexis, connexis, lie outsettis, hospitalibus, molen- 
dinis, multuris, forestis, siluis, nemoribus, piscariis, hortis, pomariis, tenentibus, ten- 
andriis et liberetenentium seruiciis, aduocationibus, donationibus et iure patronatus 
prepositurarum, collegiorum, prebendarum, ecclesiarum parochialium et capellaniarum 
earundem ac suis pertinenciis, vnacum dictis officiis vicecomitatuum de Edinburgh, 
Edinburgh infra constabulariam de Hadingtoun, Berwik et balliatus de Lauderdale, 
ac cum officio magni admiralli totius regni Scotie cum omnibus iuribus, proficuis, 
feodis, deuoriis, libertatibus, eschaetis et priuilegiis huiusmodi officiorum et singulis 



1558.] THE BUCCLEUCH MUNIMENTS. 219 

suis pertinentiis, valent nunc per annum duobus millibus librarum vsualis monete 
regni Scotie, et in tempore pacis valuerunt sexcentis octo libris xiij solidis iiij 
denariis eiusdem monete, et quod tenentur in capite de suprema domina nostra 
regina : reddendo sibi et suis successoribus annuatim pro omnibus et singulis pre- 
nominatis comitatu, dominiis, baroniis et aliis terris dicto comitatu[i] vnitis et 
annexatis vnum denarium argenti vsualis monete Scotie, apud Castrum de Halis 
in festo Pentliecostes nomine albe firme si petatur tantum, et pro predictis officiis 
debitam iusticie administrationem legibus supreme domine nostre regine concor- 
dantem per iura et statuta regni, et faciendo compotum, in scaccario pro dictis 
vicecomitibus pro omnibus aliis seruiciis, exactionibus, questionibus seu demandis 
que de eisdem exigi poterunt seu quomodolibet requiri ; et nunc existunt in 
manibus prefate supreme domine nostre regine tanquam in manibus domini 
superioris earundem legitime per seipsam ob causam mortis dicti quondam Patricii 
comitis de Botliuile, patris ipsius Jacobi Hepburne latoris presentium, qui obiit 
per spacium quinque hebdomadarum vltimo elapsarum aut eacirca ante confectionem 
presentis inquisitionis in defectu veri heredis jus suum bucusque minime prose- 
quentis : In cuius rei testimonium sigilla quorundam eorum qui dicte inquisitioni 
intererant faciende sub inclusione sigilli vnius dictorum vicecomitum in bac parte, 
vnacum breui regio intus clauso presentibus sunt appensa, anno, mense, die et loco 
prescriptis. 

Hec est vera coj>ia principalis retornatus super premissis remanentis in can- 
cellaria supreme domine nostre regine, copiata et collationata per me 
Willelmum Ogill deputatum directoris eiusdem, sub meis signo et subscrip- 
tione manualibus. W. Ogill, etc. 

190. Agreement between James Do^glace of Drumlangrig, knight, and 
Charles Murray of Cokpule, to submit to the decision of James Lord 
Somerville and others. 24th July 1558. 

At Edinburght, the xxiiij day of Julij, in the zeir of God j m v c lviij zeris, honor- 
able men, James Douglaice of Drumlangrig, knycht, vpoun that ane part, and 
Charlis Mvrray of Cokpuile vpoun that wder part, ar faithfullie compromittit, 
bund, oblist and suorne, the haly ewangelist twiche[t], to stand, abide, vnderlie and 
fulfill the decreit, sentence arbitrall, and finaill deliuerance of thir personis vnder 
writyne, that is to say, James Lorde Symmerwell, William Murray of Tulibardyn, 
and Johnne Gordoun of Lochinwar, coniunctlie, in ane voice, as juigis arbitouris, 
arbitratouris and amicable compositouris, commonlie and equalie choysyne, with 



220 THE BUCCLEUCH MUNIMENTS. [1565. 

aduise and consent of bayth the saidis parteis, to decreit and deliuer vpoun all 
actionis, caussis, quarellis, contrauerseis, vnkyndnes and debaittis movit be othir 
of the saidis parteis aganis wtheris, befoir the day of the dait of this present com- 
promit, and specialie anentis the variance and vnkyndnes allegit be the said James 
Donglaice of Drumlangrig, knycht, vpoun the said Charlis, twiching the fortifica- 
tion and interes the said Charlis takis with Merrioun Carutheris, Jonot Carutheris, 
donchteris and airis portioneris to vmquhile Symoun Carutheris of Mouswald, in 
contrar the said James, and anentis the variance and vnkyndnes allegit be the 
said Charlis, vpoun the said James Douglaice, twiching the foirsaidis airis por- 
tioneris doun to hym and thame be the said James ; quhilkis parteis and juigis 
lies acceptit the saidis debatable caussis vpoun thame, and sail conveine and meit 
in Sant Gelis Kirk of Edinburght this instant day of nyne houris befor novne, 
and thairefter to decreit within terme of law, and qukateuer the foirsaidis juigis 
decretis in ane voice, bayth the saidis parteis byndis and oblissis thame faithfullie, 
be thair gret athis, and faytht and treutht in thair bodeis, to stand and abyde 
thairat, but ony wder reclamatioun or appellatioun or proces of law in the contrar 
quhatsumeuyr : In witnes heirof, bayth the forsaidis parteis and jugis lies sub- 
scriuit this piresent compromit with thair handis, day, zeir and plaice foirsaid, befoir 
thir witnes, Eogar Gordon of Troquhair, Johne Dunbar of Mocbrum, Patrik Agnew, 
scheref of Galloway, with diuers wtheris. 

Lord Somerwell. Drtjmlangryk. 

Lochinwar. Charlis Murray. 

Wiliam Murray of Tulibardin. 

191. Letter by Queen Mary appointing Sir Walter Scott of Branx- 
holme Captain and Keepier of Newwark Castle. 24th March 1565. 

Ane lettre maid to Waltir Scott of Branxholme, knycht, makand, constituand and 
ordinand him Capitane and Keipare of oure Soueranis place and castell of Newwark, 
lyand in the lordschip of Atrik Forrest, within the schirefdome of Selkirk, for the 
space of nynetene zeiris nixttocum eftir the day of the dait heiroff, with power to 
him, his constabillis and deputtis, in his name, for the quhilkis he salbe haldin to 
ansuer, to vse and exerce the said office of capitanrie siclyik and als frelie as ony 
vtheris capitanis of thair said castell vsit and exercit the samyne of befoir, for vsing 
and exerceing of the quhilk office of capitanrie, oure saidis Soueranis gevis, grantis 
and assignis to the said Waltir thair Hienes landis and stedingis of Cartarhauch, 
Quhithilwra, Auldwark, and Huntlie, lyand within the lordschip and schirefdome 



1565.] THE BUGGLEVCH MUNIMENTS. 221 

foirsaidis, with all maillis, fermis, proffeitis and dewiteis thairoff in his fee during 
the said space, to be bruikit, occupijt, vsit and disponit be him, siclyik and als 
frelie as ony vtheris capitanis of thaii' said castell for the tyme bruikit, and had 
had the samyne in thair feis of befoir : Attoure oure saidis Soueranis makis, 
constitutis, and ordanis the said Waltir and his airis, thair Maiesteis verray 
lauchfull and vndoutit baillies and chalmerlanis of thair Graces haill landis and 
lordschip of Ettrik Forrest foirsaidis, during the space and termes abonewrittin ; 
Gevand, grantand and committand to thame full power, speciale bidding and 
charge baillie and chamerlane courtis vpoun the saidis landis and lordschip respec- 
tiue quhair thai sail think expedient to the tennentis and inhabitaris thairof and 
vtheris cpihome it effeiris to sett, begin, afferme, hald and continew als oft as neid 
beis; soittis to mak be callit; absentis to anierchiat; trespassouris to puneis; vnlawis, 
amerchiamentis, and escheittis of the saidis courtis, to ask, lift, raise, and to 
thair vse apply, and for the samyne, giffe neid beis, to poind and distreinzie ; the 
tennentis and inhabitaris of the saidis landis and lordschip befoir quhatsumeuir 
judge or judges of law, spirituale or temporale, thai be atteicheit or arreistit, 
to the priuiledge and fredome of the said baillie and chalmerlane courtis to re- 
duce, replege, borrow, and aganebring ; cautioun of collarayth for justice to be minis- 
trat to the parteis complenand within terme of law, to gife and find ; courtis to the 
parteis, to assignne and limit ; the maillis, gressumes, fermes, proffeittis and dewiteis 
of the saidis landis and lordschip fra the tennentis, inhabitantis thairoff, to ask, 
raise, and ressaue, and for the samyn, gif neid be, to poind and distreinzie, and 
thame to inbring and deliuer to oure saidis Soueranis and thair comptrollare, at 
Witsounday and Martimes in winter, and mak compt thairof zeirlie in the Chekar ; 
deputis vndir thame in the said office of baillierie and chalmerlanrie, ane or maa 
clerkis, seriandis, dempstaris, and all vtheris officiaris and memberis of courte neid- 
full to mak, creat, substitute, and ordane, for quhilkis thai sal be haldin to ansuer ; 
and generallie, etc. ; ferme and stable haldin and for to hald all and quhatsumeuir 
thingis the said Waltir, his airis, thair deputis and officiaris in the premissis 
lauchfullie leidis to be done, etc. At Edinburgh, the xxiiij day of Marche, the 
zeir of God j m v c thre scoir fy ve zeiris. 

Hec est vera copia abbreuiationis littere prescripte contente in Secreti Sigilli 
libro Marie matris supremi domini nostri Eegis Scotie, Regine pro tempore, 
extracta de eodem, copiata et collationata per me Henricum Sinclare 
notarium publicum ac Secreti Sigilli scribam sub meis signo et subscrip- 

tione manualibus. Tt , TT a 

Ita est Henricus Sinclare manu propria. 



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222 THE BUCGLEUGH MUNIMENTS. [1567 



192. Declaration by Walter Ker of Cesfurde as to Marriage-Contract 
between Ms son Thomas and Elizabeth, sister of Walter Scott of Branx- 
holme. 5th October 1567. 

In Dei nomine, amen : Per hoc presens publicum instrumentum cunctis pateat 
euidenter et sit no turn quod anno Incarnacionis Dominice millesimo quingen- 
tesimo et sexagesimo septimo, mensis vero Octobris die quinto et anno regni 
supremi domini nostri regis primo, in mei notarii publici et testium subscriptorum 
presentia personaliter comparuit honorabilis vir, Thomas Scot de Hanyng, accessit 
ad personalem presenciam honorabilis viri Walteri Ker de Cesfurde, militis, et 
ibidem exposuit et requisiuit prout sequitur in vulgari : That is to say, the said 
Thomas Scot of Hanyng past to the personale presens of Schir Walter Ker of 
Cesfurde, knycht, and thair exponit and declarit that thair wes bandis and con- 
tractis maid betuix Schir Walter Scot of Branxhelme, knycht, with consent and 
assent of the said Thomas Scot of Hanyng and Kobert Scot of Thirlstane, with 
vtheris his curatouris, takand the burding vpone thame for the said Schir Walter, 
his sisteris, kin, freyndis, assisteris and parttakeris, on that ane parte, and the said 
Schir Walter Ker of Cesfurde, Knycht, takand the burding vpone him for his sonis, 
kin, freyndis, assisteris, and partakeris on that vther parte ; to wit, for fulfilling 
of ane parte of the said contract, that Thomas Ker, his secund sone, suld haif to 
spous, compleit and solempnice the haly band of matrimonie in face of haly kirk 
with Elizabeyth Scot, lauchfull sister to the said Schir Walter Scot, before ane day 
contenit in the contract foresaid, and that thair wes cliuers heidis contenit in the 
contract abonewrittin, with vthairis heidis commonit and talkit be toung betuix 
the saidis pairteis quhilkis aucht and suld be fulfillit be the said Schir Walter Ker 
that ar nocht fulfillit before the dait of this present, and thairfore requirit the said 
Schir Walter Ker, gif he wes myndit and wald fulfill the said contract, heidis and 
poyntis thairof, with commoningis and talkingis be toung betuix the saidis pairtiis, 
lyk as thai wer writtin and commonit betuix thame, the said Schir Walter Ker 
being personalie present, of haill mynd and full deliberatioun, nocht compellit 
thairto, bot of his awin proper confessioun and free wyll confessit and grantit that 
thair is ane contract maid betuix the saidis pairteis, and elikwys confessit and 
grantit that thair wes certane commonyngis and talkingis be toung, aucht and 
suld be fulfillit be ather pairteis as freyndis, and vthair pairtie knawis perfitlie ; 
and thairfore the said Schir Walter Ker of Cesfurde, knycht, hes bundin and 
oblist him and his ayris faythfullie, be the fayth and treuth in his body, for him, 



1569.] THE BUCGLEUCH MUNIMENTS. 223 

his sonis, freyiidis and parfctakeris pairtis, to fulfill the heidis, poyntis and articlis 
contenit in the contractis foresaidis, with all commonyngis and talkingis be toung 
betuix thame as concernis to him and thair pairtis as wes commonit and talkit, 
without ony reuocatioun, appellatioun, contradictioun, or agane calling quhatsum- 
euir, fraude et dolo semotis. Super quibus omnibus et singulis dictus Thomas 
Scot de Hanyng, nomine et mandato Walteri Scot de Branxhelme militis pre- 
scripti, a me notario publico subscripto sibi fieri et tradi jjeciit vnum seu plura 
publicum seu publica instrumentum seu instrumenta : Acta erant hec apud capellam 
de Halydene, horam circa decimam ante meridiem, sub anno, die et mense quibus 
supra ; presentibus ibidem honorabilibus et discretis viris, Willielmo Stewarte 
fratre germano Johannis Stewarte de Tracquair militis, Alexandro Chishelme in 
Chishelme,- Willielmo Scot fratre germano Roberti Scot de Thyrlstane, et Gawino 
Wylkin burgensi de Selkirk, testibus ad premissa vocatis pariterque rogatis. 

Et ego Johannes Brydin, clericus Glasguensis diocesis, publicus auctoritate apo- 
stolica notarius et nunc per dominos consilii supreme domine nostre regine, 
secundum tenorem acti sui parliamenti admissus [etc., in forma communis] 

193. Act of Sheriff-Court of Roxburgh as to presentation of brieves by 
Sir Walter Scott of Branxhelm, to be served heir of David Scott, 
and by Grissel, Lady Borthwick, to be served heir of Sir Walter 
Scott of Branxhelme. 12th July 1569. 

Curia vicecomitatus de Roxburght tenta in pretorio de Jedburght duodecimo 

die mensis Julij anno Domini millesimo quingentesimo et sexagesimo nono 

per Marcum Turnbull burgensem de Jedburght et vicecomitem deputatum 

dicti vicecomitatus ad vniuersitatem causarum legitime constitutum, sectis 

vocatis, curia legitime affirmata. 

The said day, Mr. Thomas Westoun, actornay for ane honorabill man, Schir Walter 

Scot of Branxholme, knycht, and also actornay for ane honorabill lady, Grissell 

Scot, Lady Borthuik, in name of the said Schir Walter and Grissell, presentit breifis 

of our Souerane Lordis Chapell, dewlie execut and indorsat to this day, be Thomas 

Heislop, officer, quha maid fayth of the executioun of the same, according to the in- 

dorsatioun therof, videlicet, ane purchest be the said Schir Walter to be servit as 

nerrest and lawchtfull air of vmquhile Dauid Scot, his father brother ; ane vther 

purchest be the said Grissell Lady Borthuik, to be servit as air of vmquhile Walter 

Scot of Branxholme, knycht, hir father, and thai being thrys proclamit at the bose 



224 THE BUCCLEVCH MUNIMENTS. [1569. 

window, as vse is, gif ony wald obiect aganis the saidis breuis, nane comperit, vpoun 
the quhilk the said Mr. Thomas requirit act of court, in name of the said Schir 
Walter and Grissell, and desyrit forder proces. 

Inquisicio. 

Nicholaius Eutherfurd de Hundolie, miles. 

Thomas Turnbull de Beddeirowle, miles. 

Johannes Eutherfurd de Hunthill. 

Willelmus Dowglas de Bone Jedburght. 

Walterus Scot de Birkinsyd, miles. 

Walterus Eiddell de eodeni. 

Johannes Mow de eodem. 

Jacobus Langlandis de eodem. 

Walterus Scot de Eidschaw. 

Eobertus Scot de Thirlestane. 

Willelmus Mader de Langtoun. 

Eichardus Eutherfurd prepositus de Jedburght. 

Johannes Alensone balliuus dicti burgi. 

Eodulphus Pot in Kelso. 

Willelmus Ormestoun in Mendein. 
The said day, vpoun the admissioun and swering of the said inqueist, the said 
Mr. Thomas, actorney foirsaid, in name of the said Schir Walter and Grissell, requirit 
act of court, and producit certane clames in writt, and for verificatioun therof pro- 
ducit, in the said Sir Walteris name, certane euidentis, as the proces beris, etc., 
and for verificatioun of the said Grissell Scottis clame, producit ane instrument of 
seising past vpoun ane precept vnder the testimonie of the greit seill contenand 
quhair the said vmquhill Walter Scot off Branxholme, knycht, and Dame Janet 
Betoun, his spouse, . . . Wiltoun Greine, Wiltounburne and Vuerhall, with thair 
pertinentis, with the advocatioun, donatioun and patronage of the parsonage and 
viccarage of the parroche kirk of Wiltoun, lyand within the diocie of Glasgow, and 
scherefdome of Eoxburght, of the dait the xvij day of September, the zeir of God 
jm Y c fyftie Z eiris, togidder with ane precept of seising, vnder the testimonie of the 
greit seill, of the saidis superioritie of the landis, aduocation and donatioun of the 
said kirk, of the dait at Edinburgh the xxv day of August of the regime of our 
Souerane Lady the audit zeir. 

Quo die compertum est per inquisicionem suprascriptam quod quondam Walterus 
Scot de Branxholme, miles, pater Grissillidis Scot, domine de Borthuik, latricis pre- 



1569.] 



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225 



sentium obijt vltimo vestitus et sasitus ut de feoclo ad pacem et fidem excellentis- 
sime domine nostre regine matris illustrissimi domini nostri regis de tota et integra 
superioritate terrarum de Wiltoun Grene, Wiltounburne, et Vuerhall, cum pertin- 
enciis, vna cum aduocacione et donacione et jure patronatus rectorie et vicarie 
ecclesie parochialis de Wiltoun alternatis vicibus tantum, jacentium intra diocesim 
Glasguensem et vicecomitatum predictum ; et quod dicta Grissillis presentium latrix 
est legitima et propinquior heres eiusdem quondam Walteri militis sui patris, inter 
ipsum et quondam dominam Janetam Betoun suam sponsam legitime procreata de 
dicta superioritate terrarum prescriptarum, cum pertinenciis, vnacum aduocatione 
et donatione et jure patronatus dicte ecclesie alternatis vicibus, et hoc de jure com- 
muni et praxi liuius regni tanquam filia legitima et primogenita dicti quondam 
Walteri et domine Janete eius sponse inter ipsos procreata, et quod est legitime 
etatis, et quod dicta superioritas terrarum prescriptarum cum pertinenciis vnacum 
aduocatione et donatione et jure patronatus dicte ecclesie alternatis vicibus nunc 
valent per annum decern libras et tantum valebant tempore pacis et tenentur 
immediate in capite de illustrissimo domino rege in libera alba firma pro solutione 
vnius denarii argenti vsualis monete regni Scocie annuatim in festo Pentliecostes 
super solum dictarum terrarum nomine albe firme si petatur tantum, et nunc exist- 
unt in manibus dicti illustrissimi domini nostri regis tanquam in manibus domini 
superioris earundem ratione nonintroitus, et sic extiterunt a tempore obitus dicte 
quondam domine Janete Betoun, domine coniuncte infeodationis earundem, que 
obijt in mense Januario vltime elapso, aut eocirca, per defectum dicte Grissillidis 
vere heredis earundem jus suum hue usque minime prosequentis : super quibus 
dictus magister Thomas actornatus nomine dicte domine Grissillidis petijt actum 
curie et protestabatur p>ro retornatu sub sigillis dicte inquisicionis in debita forma. 
Extractum de libris actorum dicti vicecomitatus per me Magistrum Georgium 
Dowglas clericum vicecomitis dicti vicecomitatus, ac notarium publicum., per 
dominos consilij secundum tenorem acti parliamenti admissum, sub meis 
signo et subscriptione manualibus. Mr. G. Dowglas. 



194. Discharge by Sir Walter Scott of Branxholm to Eobert Scott, 
grandson of Eobert Scott of Allanhauch, tutor to the said Sir Walter. 
1569. 

I, Schir Walter Scott of Branxhelme, knycht, be the tennour heirof, grantis me 
weill content, satesfeit and payit be my cousing, Eobert Scott, oy and air of 

2f 



226 THE BUGGLEUCH MUNIMENTS. [1569. 

vmquhile Eobert Scott of Allanehauch, his gudscliir, my tutour for the tyme of 
all comptis of the intromissioun had be the said vmquhile Eobert as lauchfull 
tutoure to me for the tyme, or ony vtharis in his name or be his richt during the 
tyme of my tutorie, minoritie and less aige, with ony of my landis, heretageis, takkis, 
stedingis, houssis, places, mylnis, woddis, fischeingis, offices, cornes, cattel, insicht, 
airschipe gudis, mailis, fermes, victualis, gressumes, annuellis, cainis and vthiris 
gudis and geir quhatsumevir pertening to me intromettit with be him or ony 
vtharis in his name, or be his rycht during the tyme of my tutorie, minoritie 
and less aige, as said is, and thairfore I, be thir presentis, for myself, my airis, 
executoris, and assignays, exoneris, quitclames and dischairgeis the said Robert as 
oy and air foirsaid, his airis, executouris and assignais, and all vthiris quhonie it 
efferis, of all maner, cornes, cattell, and gudis, insicht, airschip gudis, dettis, sowmes 
of money, mailis, fermes, gressumes, annuellis, caines, casualeteis, and vtheris gudis, 
and geir quhatsumevir pertening, or that mycht pertene, to me, and intromettit with 
be the said vmquhile Eobert as my tutour foirsaid, or ony vtheris in his name or 
be his rycht during the tyme of my tutorie, minoritie, or less aige forevir be thir 
presentis ; and for the mair securitie heirof I am content that this present dis- 
chairge be actit and registrat in the Builds of the Lordis of Counsale or Commissaris 
Buikis of Edinburgh, and decernit to haue the strenth of thair decreit thairof, with 
executoriallis to be direct thairupoun, in forme as efferis, and to that effect makis, 
constitutis, and ordanis 

and ilk ane of thame, coniunctlie or seueralie, my lauchfull procuratouris, committand 
to thame full power to compeir before the saidis Lordis or Commissaris quhatsum- 
evir day or dayis, place or places lauchfull, and thair to consent to the registering of 
thir presentis promittens de rato. In witnes heirof I haue subscriuit thir presentis 
with my hand at the day of the zeir of God ane thousand 

fiue hundretk threscore nyne zeiris, before thir witnessis 

Walter Scott of Branxhelm, knyt. 



195. Grant by Sir Walter Scott of Branxholme to Eobert Scott, grand- 
son of Eobert Scott of Allanhauch, of the non-entries of Quhitchester. 
1569. 
Be it kend till all men be thir present lettres, me, Schir Waltir Scott of Branxhelme, 
knycht, superioure of the landis vndirwrittin, to haue gevin, grantit and disponit, 
and be the tennour heirof gevis, grantis and disponis to my cousing, Eobert Scott, 



1572.] THE BUCGLEUCH MUNIMENTS. 227 

oy and air of vmquhill Robert Scott of Allanehauch, his airis and assignais ane or 
ma, the nonentres, mailis, fermes and dewiteis of all and haill the landis and lord- 
schip of Quhitchester, with tennenttis, tennandrijs and seruice of frie tennenttis of 
the samin, with the pertinentis, Hand within the baronie of Branxhelme and scheref- 
dome of Eoxburgh, of all zeiris and termes bigane that the samin hes bene in my 
handis or my predecessoris as superioris thairof sen the deceis of the said vm- 
quhile Robert Scott, last lauchfull possessour thairof, or ony vthiris his predicessouris 
last lauchfull possessouris of the samin, and siclyk zeirlie and termlie in tyme cunn- 
ing, ay and quhill the lauchfull entrie of the rychteous air or airis thairto being of 
lauchfull aige, with the releif thairof quhen it salhappin, with power to the said 
Robert Scott oy and air foirsaid, his airis and assignais foirsaidis, to intromet with 
and vptak the haill mailis, fermes, proffittis and dewiteis of the saidis landis, baith 
propirtie and tenandrie, and thairupoun to dispone at thair plesour of all zeiris and 
termes bigane and to cum during the tyme of the said nonentres thairof, and gif 
neid be to call and persew thairfore be ordoure of law, and to apply the samin, to- 
gidder with the said releif, to thair awn vtilitie, behuif, and proffite, siclyk and als 
frelie as I mycht haue done myself before the making heirof, with all and sindrie 
commoditeis and proffittis pertening to the saidis landis during the tyme of the non- 
entrie thairof, frelie, quietlie, weill, and in peace, but ony reuocatioun, obstacle, im- 
pediment or agane calling qubatsumevir : In witnes of the quhilk thing to this my 
lettre of gift subscriuit with my hand my signet is affixt, at the 

day of the zeir of God j m v c threscore nyne zeiris, before thir witnessis 

Walter Scott of Branxhelm, Knyt. 



196. Retour of James Douglas, as heir of his father, William Douglas of 
Hawick, knight, in the barony of Hawick. 18th March 1572. 

Hec inquisitio facta fuit in pretorio burgi de Drumfreis, coram prouidis viris Cuth- 
berto [Grjeirsoun in Lacht, et Gilberto Greirsoun in Pundland vicecomitibus vice- 
comitatuum de Drumfreis et Roxburgh in hac parte per commissionem supremi 
domini nostri regis coniunctim et diuisim specialiter constitutis, decimo octauo die 
mensis Marcii anno Domini millesimo quingentesirno septuagesimo secundo virtute 
dicte commissionis dispensando desuper cum loco, ac etiam virtute literarum dicti 
supremi domini nostri regis sub suo signeto et subscriptione manuali charisshni 
consanguinei sui Jacobi comitis de Mortoun domini de Dalkeith etc. sui regnique 
et liegiorum suorum regentis dispensando cum Jacobo Douglas, filio et herede 



228 THE BUCGLEUCH MUNIMENTS. [1572. 

apparente quondam Willelmi Douglas de Hawik, militis, circa suam niinoritatem, 
sic quod tanquam legitimus et propinquior heres eiusdem quondam sui patris ad 
terras et reliquas subscriptas deseruiri poterit, non obstante quod ad completani 
etatem viginti vnius annorum nondum attingit, ac aliarum literarum dispensa- 
tionum ex deliberatione dominorum consilii directarum dispensando cum instanti 
feriali tempore prout in prefatis Uteris latius continetur, per lios nobiles dominos et 
alios subseriptos videlicet Joannem dominum Maxwell, Joannem dominum Hereis, 
Joannem Gordoun de Lochinvar militem, Rogerum Kirkpatrik de Closburne, 
Matheum Wilsoun de Crogling, Joannem Charteris de Amisfeild, Robertum 
Douglas de Coschogill, Robertum Fergussoun de Cragdarrock, Willelnrum Rerik de 
Dalbaty, Archibaldum M c Brair de Almygill, Rogerum Greirsoun de Lag, Rogerum 
Gordoun de Cule, Edwardum Menzeis de Castelhill, Harbertum Maxwell de Caven- 
nis, Joannem Maknacht de Kilquhonytt, Thomam Kirkpatrik de Freircars et 
Joannem Broun de Carsleuch : Qui jurati dicunt quod quondam Willelmus Douglas 
de Hawik, miles, pater dicti Jacobi Douglas latoris presentium, obiit vltimo vestitus 
et sasitus vt de feodo ad pacem et fidem supremi domini nostri regis de omnibus 
et singulis terris et baronia de Hawik, tarn proprietate quam tenandria, videlicet in 
proprietate de villa de Hawik cum molendino earundem, terris de Eist Manis, West 
Manis, Crumhaucli et Kirktoun Manis, Flekkis et Muryneis, Ramsay Clewis, Braid 
Ley, Tenesyde, Carlingpule et Almonslandis ; ac in tenandria de terris de Howpaslet, 
Chesholme, Quhitehoip, Drydane, Commounside, Ovir Harwod, Emetscheilis, Netkir 
Harwod, Weyndislandis, Eister et Wester Heislekoip, Langhauch, Lairis Toftis, 
Kirkwod, Harwodkill, Quhitecbestir, Fynnik, Edgaristoun, Edgaristounschelis 
et Quhomis, cum tenentibus, tenandriis, liberetenentium seruitiis, aduocationibus, 
donationibus ecclesiarum et capellaiiiaram earundem et omnibus suis pertinenciis 
jacentibus infra vicecomitatum de Roxburgh, et quod dictus Jacobus est legitimus 
et propinquior heres eiusdem quondam sui patris de omnibus et singulis terris et 
baronia prescriptis tarn proprietate quam tenandria cum annexis, tenentibus, ten- 
andriis, liberetenentium seruitiis, aduocationibus et donationibus ecclesiarum et 
capellaniarum earundem et omnibus suis pertinentiis : Et quod est legitime etatis ad 
intrandum ad dictam villain et molendinum de Hawik, terras de Eist Manis, West 
Manis, Crumhauch, Kirktoun Manis, Flekkis, Muryneis, Ramsay Clewis, Braidley, 
Teneside, Carlynepule et Almonslandis cum suis pertinentiis, ac virtute literarum 
dispensationum dicti supremi domini nostri regis dispensando cum sua minoritate 
est legitime etatis ad intrandum ad dictas terras de Howpaslet, Chesholme, Quhyte- 
hoip, D[r]ydane, Commounside, Ovir Harwod, Emetschelis, Nethir Harwod, Weyn- 



1572.] THE BUCCLEUCH MUNIMENTS. 229 



dislandis, Eistir et Westir Heislehoip, Langhauch, Lairris Toftis, Kirkwod, 
Harwodhill, Quhitchester, Fynnik, Edgaristoun, Edgaristoimschelis et Quhomys cum 
annexis, tenentibus, tenandriis, liberetenentiuin seruitiis, aduocationibus et donationi- 
bus ecclesiarum et capellaniarum earundem, et omnibus suis pertineutiis, et quod 
omnes et singule predicte terre et baronia tarn proprietas quam tenandria cum 
molendino, tenentibus, tenandriis, liberetenentium seruitiis, aduocationibus et dona- 
tionibus ecclesiarum et capellaniarum earundem et suis pertinenciis valent nunc 
per annum tricentas mercas et tempore pacis tantummodo respectiue subscriptas, 
videlicet, villa et molendinum de Hawik, terre de Eist Manis, West Manis, Crum- 
hauch, Kirktoun Manis, Flekkis, Muryneis, Ramsay Clewis, Braidley, Teneside, Car- 
lyngpule et Almonslandis, cum suis pertinentiis, summam centum mercarum monete 
Scocie, et dicte terre de Howpaslet, Chiskolme, Quhithoip, Drydane, Commounsyde, 
Ovir Harwod, Emetsclielis, Nethir Harwod, Weyndislandis, Eister et Westir Heisle- 
hoip, Langliaucb, Lairris Toftis, Kirkwod, Harwodhill, Quhitechestir, Fynnik, Edgar- 
istoun, Edgaristoimschelis, et Quhomys, cum suis annexis, tenentibus, tenandriis, 
liberetenentium seruitiis, aduocationibus et donationibus capellaniarum et ecclesia- 
rum earundem, et omnibus suis pertinentiis, valent nunc per annum summam ducen- 
tarum mercarum monete antedicte, et quod predicte terre et baronia de Hawik tarn 
proprietas quam tenandria de supremo domino nostro rege modo subscripto immedi- 
ate tenentur videlicet, villa et molendinum de Hawik, terre de Eist Manis, West 
Manis, Crumhauch, Kirktoun Manis, Flekkis, Muryneis, Ramsay Clewis, Braidley, 
Teneside, Carlynepule et Almonslandis cum suis pertinentiis, in libera alba firma 
annuatim pro vna sagitta ad festum assumptions beate Marie Virginis, apud prin- 
cipal messuagium de Hawik, si petatur, reddenda, et dicte terre de Howpaslet, 
Chesholme, Quhithoip, Drydane, Commounside, Ouir Harwod, Emetsclielis, Nethir 
Harwod, Weyndislandis, Eister et Westir Heislehoip, Langhauch, Lairris Toftis, 
Kirkwod, Harwodhill, Quhitchestir, Fynnik, Edgaristoun, Edgaristounschelis et 
Quhomys cum suis annexis, tenentibus, tenandriis, liberetenentium seruitiis, aduoca- 
tionibus et donationibus ecclesiarum et capellaniarum earundem et suis pertinentiis 
pro vna secta annuatim ad quamlibet trium curiarum capitalium vicecomitatus de 
Roxburcht curiam prebenda, cum warda, releuio et rnaritagio cum contigerint, et 
quod dicta villa et molendinum de 1 lawik, terre de Eist Manis, West Manis, Crum- 
hauch, Kirktoun Manis, Flekkis, Muryneis, Ramsay Clewis, Braidley, Teneside, 
Carlingpule et Almonslandis cum suis pertinenciis fuerunt et extant in manibus 
supremi domini nostri regis quoad feodum earundem ratione nonintroitus, et 
dicte terre de Howpaslet, Chesholme, Quhitehoip, Dridane, Commounsyde, Over 



230 THE BUGCLEUCH MUNIMENTS. [1574. 

Harwod, Emetschelis, Nethir Harwod, Weyndislandis, Eister et Westir Heislehoip, 
Langhauch, Lairris Toftis,Kirkwod,Harwodhill, Quliitchestir, Fynnik, Edgaristoun, 
Edgaristounschelis et Quhomys cum suis annexis, tenentibus, tenandriis, libere- 
tenencium seruitiis, aduocacionibus et donationibus ecclesiarum et capellaniarum 
earundem, et suis pertinenciis fuerunt et extant quoad feodum earundem in manibus 
dicti supremi domini nostri regis ratione warde respectiue, a decessu dicti quon- 
dam Willelmi, qui obiit vigesimo quinto die mensis Septembris vltimo elapsi ad 
spatium sex mensium aut eocirca ; preterea dicunt quod presens retornatus nullum 
prestet damnum, preiudicium, nee incommodum dicto Jacobo Douglas de Drum- 
lanrig militi circa suum vitalem redditum omnium et singularum terrarum et 
baronie prescriptarum tarn proprietatis quam tenandrie cum annexis, tenentibus, 
tenandriis, liberetenentium seruitiis, aduocationibus et donationibus ecclesiarum et 
capellaniarum earundem durante vita sua, nee supremo domino nostro regi et 
personis quibus wardam tenandriarum baronie prescripte disposuit circa firmas, 
proficua et deuoria earundem tenandriarum durante minori etate dicti Jacobi 
junioris et semper et quousque ad etatem viginti vnius annorum completam 
deuenerit : In cuius rei testimonium sigilla quorundam eorum qui diete inquisitioni 
intererant faciende sub inclusione sigillorum dictorum vicecomitum in hac parte, 
vnacum breue regio intus clauso presentibus sunt appensa, anno, mense, die et loco 
suprascriptis. 

Hec est vera copia principalis retornatus super premissis in cancellaria supremi 
domini nostri regis remanentis, copiata et collationata per me Henricum 
Sinclare, notarium publicum, ac deputatum directoris eiusdem, sub meis 
signo et subscrrptione manualibus. H. Sinclare. 

197. Letter of Gift to Dame Margaret Douglas, relict of Sir Walter 
Scott of Branxhelm, knight, of the ward, non-entries, etc., of her late 
husband. 17th June 1574. 

Ane lettre maid to Dame Margarett Do"vvglas, relict of vmquhile Schir Walter 
Scott of Branxhelme, knycht, hir airis and assignayis, ane or maa, of the gift of 
the warde and nonentres, males, fermes, profettis, and dewities of all landis, lord- 
schippis, and baronies, with castellis, touris, fortalices, maner places, mylnis, 
fyscheingis, woddis, parkis, zai[r]dis, tennentis, tenandreis, and seruice of frie 
tennentis, partis, pendiclis, annexis, connexis, and pertinentis thairof quhatsum- 
euir, quhilkis pertenit to the said vmquhile Schir Walter hir spous, or to vmquhile 
Dauid Scott, sone and apperand air for the tyme to vmquhile Schir Walter Scott 



1574.] THE BUCCLEUCH MUNIMENTS. 231 



of B[r]anxhehne, knyckt, quhilk vniqukile Dauid wes gudscliir brothir to Walter 
Scott, now apperand of Branxhelnie, or ony vtlieris his predicessouris, lairdis of 
Buccleuch, and now pertenis to oure Souerane Lord, and ar in liis Grace's handis 
be ressoun of waird or nonentres, throw or be deceis of the saidis vmquhile per- 
sones, or ony of thame, or ony thair predicessouris, last lauchfull immediate 
tennentis to our souerane lord or his predicessouris of the samin, lauchfullie 
enterit thairto, or be reductioun of retouris, infeftmentis, or ony vtheris richtis 
and euidentis of the saidis lordschippis and baronies, or ony pairt thairof, of the 
terme of Witsonday last bypast, and siclyke of all zeiris and termes to cum, during 
the tyme of the said waird or nonentres, and ay and quhill the lauchfull entrie of 
the richtious air or airis thairto, being of lauchfull aige ; togidder with the releif 
thairof quhen it salhapipin : with power to the said Dame Margaret, hir airis and 
assignais, to intromet and tak vp the males, fermes, proffetis, and dewities of the 
foirsaidis landis, lordschippis, baronies, castellis, touris, fortalices, mylnis, fysch- 
eingis, maner places, woddis, zairdis, parkis, tennentis, tenandries, seruice of frie 
tennentis, pairtis, pendiclis, annexis, connexis, and pertinentis thairof quhatsum- 
euir, of Witsonday last bipast, and siclyke of all zeiris and termes to cum during 
the tyme of the said wairde or nonentres thairof, and to dispone thairvpoun, and 
vpoun the releif quhen it salhappin, and to occupy the samiu with thair awin propir 
guidis, or sett thame to tennentis as thai sail think expedient, during the said 
space ; with court plaint, etc., and with all and sindrie vtheris commodities, fre- 
domes, frelie, quietlie, etc., but reuocatioun, etc., at Halyrudhous, the sevintene 
day of Junii, the zeir of God j m v c threscoir fourtene zeiris. 

Hec est vera copia abbreuiationis litere prescripte contente in Libro Secreti 
Sigdli Supremi domini nostri regis, extracta de eodem, copiata et colla- 
tionata per me Bobertum Sinclair, notarium publicum ac dicti secreti 
sigilli scribam deputatum, sub meis signo et subscriptione manualibus. 

Ita est Bobertus Sinclare manu propria. 
Apud Edinburgh, vltimo Augusti, anno etc. v° octuagesimo. Per banc litteram 
allocatur vicecomiti de Eoxburght in v m iij° lxxvij li. xiiij s. ij d. 

M. A. Knowis. 

198. Betour of Walter Scott, as heir of his granduncle David Scott, in 

the baronies of Branxholme, Ekfurd, etc. 3d July 1574. 

Hec Inquisitio facta fuit in pretorio burgi de Edinburgh, tertio die mensis Julij, 

anno Domini millesimo quingentesimo septuagesimo quarto, coram honorabilibus 



232 THE BUCGLEUCH MUNIMENTS. [1574. 

viris magistris Eduardo Henrysoun, Edmoundo Hay et Joanne Frude aduocatis, 
vicecomitibus in hac parte vicecomitatus de Koxburcht et Peblis, coniunctim et 
diuisim constitutis per commissionem supremi domini nostri regis sub testimonio 
sui magni sigilli per hos nobiles et probos viros subscriptos ; videlicet, Joannem 
Edmonstoun de eodem, Joannem Pennycuik de eodem seniorem, Joannem Stewart 
de Trakwair, Willelmum Weich de Dawik, Jacobum Hoppringill de Qnhytbank, 
Joannem Govane de Cardrono, Dionisium Elpliingstoun de Henderstoun, Eobertum 
Dikkiesoun de Ormestoun, Willelmum Burnat de Barnis, Thomam Scott de Abbot- 
tishall, Walterum Scott de Kirkynsyde [Birkynsyde], militem, Walterum Ker de 
Littill Dane, Joannem Cranstoun de eodem, Jacobum Gledstanes de Coklaw et 
Andream Hoppringill de Galloscheillis : Qui iurati dicunt quod quondam Dauid 
Scott frater aui Walteri Scott latoris presentium obiit vltimo vestitus et sasitus vt 
de feodo ad fidem et pacem Marie regine Scotie, matris supremi domini nostri regis, 
de omnibus et singulis terris et baroniis subscripts, videlicet, terris et baroniis de 
Branxholme et Ekfurd, cum tenentibus, tenandriis ac liberetenentium seruitiis, 
earundem et suis pertinentiis iacentibus infra vicecomitatum de Boxburght, et de 
sex terris husbandiis in Langtoun et terris de Qubytchester, et terris et baroniis 
de Kirkvrd, cum tenentibus, tenandriis, . . . iacentibus infra vicecomitatum de 
Peblis, et de terris, tenementis et domibus de Buckleuch, Bankilburne et Lempitlaw 
. . . iacentibus infra vicecomitatum de Boxburglit antedictum, ac de totis et integris 
terris de Eilrig cum suis pertinentiis, jacentibus infra dictum vicecomitatum de Box- 
burght ; que omnes terre et baronie antedicte, cum suis pertinentiis suprascriptis 
vniuntur et annexantur in baroniam de Branxholme per cartam vnionis quondam 
Jacobi tertii Scotorum Begis desuper confectam ; et quod dictus Walterus Scott, 
lator presentium, est legitimus et propinquior heres dicti quondam Dauidis, 
fratris sui aui, de omnibus et singulis prefatis terris, baroniis . . . et quod est 
legitime etatis, virtute disjiensationis supremi domini nostri regis cum consensu 
sui charissimi regentis Jacobi comitis de Mortoun etc. dicto "Waltero Scott ad 
intrandum terras sibi per decessum fratris dicti sui aui pertinentes per seruitium 
warde et releuij tentas concesse ; et quod prefate terre et baronie de Branxholme 
et Quhitchester . . . valent nunc per annum quadraginta quatuor libras vsualis 
monete Scotie, et tempore pacis valuerunt per annum triginta quatuor mercas dicte 
monete, et quod dicte terre de Ekfurde . . . valent nunc per annum viginti libras 
ac tantum valuerunt annuatim tempore pacis, et quod dicte sex terre husbandie in 
Langtoun valent nunc per annum sex libras dicte monete ac tantum valuerunt annu- 
atim tempore pacis, et quod prefate terre et baronie de Kirkvrd . . . valent nunc per 



1574.] THE BVCCLEUCH MUNIMENTS. 233 

annum octoginta mercas ac tantum annuatim valuerunt tempore j>acis, et quod dicte 
terre tenandrie et dominia de Buckleuch, Rankilburne et Lempitlaw . . . valent nunc 
per annum quadraginta libras dicte monete et tantum valuerunt annuatim tempore 
pacis; et quod dicte terre de Eilrig valent nunc per annum decern libras dicte monete 
et tantum valuerunt annuatim tempore pacis ; et quod omnes et singule terre et 
baronie de Branxliolme, Quhytehester, Kirkvrd, Buckleuch, Rankilburne, Lempit- 
law et Eilrig, tenentur in capite de supremo domino nostro rege in libera alba 
firma, videlicet, dicte terre et baronie de Branxliolme . . . pro annua solutione 
vnius rose rubre, in festo Sancti Johannis Baptiste super solum dictarum ter- 
rarum si petatur ; et dicte terre et baronie de Kirkvrd, pro annua solutione 
vnius denarii in festo Penthecostes in villa de Peblis si petatur; et dicte terre 
de Eilrig pro annua solutione vnius denarii super solum earundem in festo Pen- 
thecostes si petatur; et dicte terre de Lempitlaw pro annua solutione vnius 
denarij in festo Penthecostes super solum dictarum terrarum si petatur ; et dicte 
terre de Quhitchester pro annua solutione vnius denarii super solum earundem 
si petatur ; et quod dicte terre de Ekfurde . . . et dicte sex terre husbandie in 
Langtoun cum pertinenciis tenentur in cajrite de supremo domino nostro rege et 
successoribus suis per seruitium warde et releuij ; et quod omnes et singule pre- 
fate terre et baronie de Branxliolme, Quhytehester, Kirkvrd, Buckleuch, Rankil- 
burne, Lempitlaw et Eilrig, ac prefate terre de Ekfurd et Langtoun nunc sunt in 
manibus dicti supremi domini nostri regis tanquam superioris earundem, videlicet 
dicte terre de Ecfurd et sex terre husbandie in Langtoun ratione warde et relevij, 
et terre suprascripte ratione nonintroitus per decessum dicti quondam Dauidis 
prout eedem fuerunt dicti domini nostri regis et eius matris, tunc regine, in mani- 
bus a decessu dicti quondam Dauidis qui decessit mense aut eocirca anno Domini 
millesimo quingentesimo quadragesimo , videlicet dicte terre de Ecfurd et Lang- 

toun ratione warde a decessu quondam Walteri Scott de Branxliolme, militis, patris 
dicti Walteri latoris presentium, qui decessit mense Aprili iam proxinie preterito 
et ratione nonintroitus per spatium quatuor annorum immediate preteritorum eius 
decessum tempore supraspecificato, et per reliqnum spatium a decessu dicti quondam 
Dauidis ratione warde, et hoc in defectu dicti Walteri latoris presentium et prefati 
quondam Walteri sui patris non prosequentium suum ius ad prefatas terras in alba 
firma tentas, et ob non etatem dicti Walteri Scott latoris presentium non valentium 
intrare ad prefatas terras per wardam tentas, et similiter ob non etatem dicti 
quondam Walteri Scott, militis, patris dicti latoris presentium continuo a decessu 
dicti quondam Dauidis vsque ad annum Domini millesimum quingentesimum sexa- 

2g 



234 THE BUCGLEUCH MUNIMENTS. [1574 

gesinium primum et ad mensem dicti anni, in quo prefatus quondam Walterus 

miles qui vltimo decessit compleuit annum etatis sue vigesimum primum, et exinde 
in eius defectu ius suum ad prefatas terras per wardam tentas non prosequentis : 
In cuius rei testimonium sigilla quorundam eorum qui dicte inquisitioni intererant 
vnacum inclusione sigillorum dictorum in hac parte vicecomitum, et breuibus regiis 
intus clausis, presentibus sunt appensa. 

Hec est vera copia principalis retornatus super premissis in cancellaria 
supremi domini nostri regis remanentis copiata et collationata per me 
Joannem Wylie notarium publicum ac deputatum lionorabilis viri magis- 
tri Willelmi Scott de Grangemure eiusdem cancellarie directoris, sub meis 
signo et subscriptione manualibus. Jo. Wylie. 

199. Retour of Walter Scott as heir to his great-grandfather, Sir 
Walter Scott, of Branxholme, knight, in the lands of Apiletreleis, etc. 
3d July 1574. 

Hec inquisitio facta fuit in Pretorio burgi de Edinburgh tertio die mensis Julij, 
anno Domini millesimo quingentesimo septuagesimo quarto coram honorabilibus 
viris magistris Eduardo Henrysoun, Edmundo Hay, et Johanne Frude, aduocatis, 
vicecomitibus in hac parte vicecomitatus de Roxburgh, coniunctim et diuisim, con- 
stitutis per commissionem supremi Domini nostri Regis sub testimonio sui magni 
sigilli, per hos nobiles et probos viros subscriptos, videlicet Johannem Edmestoun de 
eodem, Johannem Pennycuke de eodem, seniorem, Joannem Stewart de Trakwair, 
Willelmum Weche deDawik,Jacobum Hoppringill de Quhytbank, Joannem Go vane 
de Cardrono, Dionisium Elphinstoun de Henderstoun, Robertum Dikkesoun de 
Ormestoun, Willelmum Burnat de Barnis, Thomam Scot de Abbotishall, Walterum 
Scot de Kirkynsyd, [Birkynsyd] militem, Walterum Ker de Littilldane, Joannem 
Cranstoun de eodem, Jacobum Gledstanis de Coklaw, et Andream Hoppringill de 
Galloscheillis : Qui iurati dicunt quod quondam Walterus Scot de Branxholme, 
miles, proauus Walteri Scot latoris presentium obiit vltimo vestitus et sasitus vt 
de feodo ad fidem et pacem Marie tunc Regine Scotie matris supremi domini nostri 
Regis, de omnibus et singulis terris infrascriptis, videlicet, de omnibus et singulis 
terris de Apiltreleis cum pendiculis et pertinenciis earundem, ac de totis et integris 
terris de Meirbank, Sutercroft et Cartleis cum pertinenciis, et de tota et integra 
dimedietate terrarum de Halkburne quam Thomas Huntar inhabitauit, jacentibus 
infra dominium et regalitatem de Melros ac vicecomitatum de Roxburcht, et de 



1.574.] THE BUGGLEUGII MUNIMENTS. 235 

totis et integris terris de Quhittope cum pertiuenciis, jacentibus infra baroniam de 
Hawik et vicecomitatum predictum, ac de omnibus et singulis terris de Drydane 
et Comniounsyd cum suis pertinenciis, jacentibus infra vicecomitatum predictum, 
et de totis et integris terris de Grenewoid et Lyn cum suis pertinenciis, jacentibus 
in baronia de Mynto infra vicecomitatum prescriptum, et de omnibus et singulis 
terris de Borthaucli et molendinis earundem cum suis pertinenciis, jacentibus infra 
vicecomitatum predictum, ac de totis et integris sex terris husbandiis vocatis 
Porterlandis cum pertinenciis jacentibus in Grimmislaw infra vicecomitatum pre- 
dictum, et quod dictus Walterus Scot lator presentium est legitimus et propinquior 
heres prefati quondam Walteri Scot de Branxholme militis sui proaui de omnibus 
et singulis terris suprascriptis cum pertinenciis, et quod est legitime etatis virtute 
dispensationis supremi domini nostri Regis cam consensu sui charissimi regentis 
Jacobi comitis de Mortoun dicto Waltero Scot ad intrandum terras sibi per 
decessum sui dicti proaui pertinentes per seruitium warde et releuii tentas concesse, 
et quod dicte terre de Apiltreleis cum pertinenciis terre de Meirbank, Sutercroft 
Cartleis et dimedietas terrarum de Halkburne valent nunc per annum quadraginta 
quinque libras quinque solidos octo denarios vsualis monete Scotie ac tempore 
pacis annuatim tantum valuerunt, et quod dicte terre de Quhittope valent nunc 
per annum quinque libris ac tempore pacis annuatim tantum valuerunt, et quod 
dicte terre de Drydane et Commounsyd valent nunc per annum quinque libris 
dicte monete, et tantum tempore pacis annuatim valuerunt, et quod dicte terre de 
Grenewoid et Lyn cum pertmenciis valent nunc per annum decim libris ac value- 
runt tantum annuatim tempore pacis, et quod dicte terre de Borthaucli et molen- 
dina earundem cum pertinentiis valent nunc per annum decim libris dicte monete 
ac tantum valuerunt annuatim tempore pacis, et cpiod dicte sex terre husbandie 
vocate Porterlandis in Grymmislaw valent nunc per annum quatuor libris, ac 
valuerunt tantum annuatim tempore pacis, et quod prefate terre de Apiltreleis, 
Meirbank, Sutercroft, Cartleis et dimedietas terrarum de Halkburne, cum suis 
pertinenciis, tenentur in capite de commendatario et conuentu monasterii de Melros 
et suis successoribus, in feudifirma et hereditate pro annua solutione quadraginta 
quinque librarum sex solidorum octo denariorum dicte monete ad terminos Penthe- 
costes et Sancti Martini in hieme per equales portiones nomine feudifirme, et 
quod dicte terre de Quhittope cum pertinenciis tenentur in capite de Jaeobo 
Douglas de Drumlangrig, milite, tanquam barone de Hawik in libera alba firma 
pro solutione vnius rose rubee in natiuitate Sancti Joannis Baptiste super solum 
dictarum terrarum si petatur tantum, et quod dicte terre de Drydane et Com- 



236 THE BUCGLEUCE MUNIMENTS. [1574. 

mounsyd, cum pertinentiis, tenentur in capite de dicto Jacobo Douglas de Drum- 
langrig, milite, iu libera alba firma pro vnius denarii solutione super solum dictarum 
terrarum si petatur tantum, et quod dicte terre de Grenewoid et Lyn, cum suis 
pertinenciis, tenentur in capite de supremo domino nostro Eege et successoribus 
suis per seruitium warde et releuii, et quod prefate terre de Borthauch et molen- 
dinum earundem, cum suis pertinenciis, tenentur in capite de Jacobo Langlandis de 
Wiltounhill et suis heredibus in libera alba firma pro vnius denarii solutione in 
Festo Penthecostes super solum dictarum terrarum, si petatur tantum, et quod 
dicte sex terre husbandie vocate Porterlandis tenentur in capite de supremo 
domino nostro Eege et successoribus suis pro vnius denarii solutione in festo 
Pentbecostes nomine albe firme super solum dictarum terrarum si petatur tantum, 
et quod dicte terre de Apiltreleis, Meirbank, Sutercroft, Cairtleis, et dimedietas 
terrarum de Halkburne, cum suis pertinenciis, nunc sunt in manibus dicti com- 
mendatarii et connentus de Melros, tanquam superiorum earundum per decessum 
dicti quondam Walteri Scot, militis, proaui dicti Walteri latoris presentium ratione 
nonintroitus, sicut in eorum manibus fuerunt continuo a decessu quondam Walteri 
militis qui decessit in mense Octobris aut eocirca anno Domini millesimo quin- 
gentesimo quinquagesimo secundo ad spatium viginti vnius annorum vnius termini, 
et quod dicte terre de Quhittope, Drydane, Commounsyd cum pertinenciis dicti 
domini de Drumlanrig tanquam superioris earundem ratione nonintroitus per 
decessum dicti quondam Walteri militis proaui dicti Walteri Scot latoris pre- 
sentium nunc sunt in manibus vt et fuerunt in manibus dicti domini de Drum- 
lanrig a decessu prefati quondam Walteri militis qui decessit tempore prescripto, 
et quod prefate terre de Borthauch et molendinum earundem nunc sunt in manibus 
dicti Jacobi Langlandis de Wiltounhill tanquam superioris earundem ratione non- 
introitus per decessum dicti quondam Walteri Scot militis vt et fuerunt in manibus 
dicti Jacobi Langlandis continuo a decessu prefati quondam Walteri Scot militis 
qui decessit tempore predicto ; et quod prefate sex terre husbandie vocate Porter- 
landis in Grymmislaw nunc sunt in manibus dicti supremi domini nostri Regis 
tanquam superioris earundem ratione nonintroitus per decessum dicti quondam 
Walteri Scot, militis, proaui dicti Walteri Scot latoris presentium vt et fuerunt in 
manibus dicti domini Regis et eius matris antedicte Regine pro tempore con- 
tinuo a decessu dicti quondam Walteri militis, et hoc in defectu dicti Walteri Scot 
latoris presentium et quondam Walteri Scot de Branxholme militis sui patris jus 
suum ad terras antedictas hucusque non prosequendum, et prefate terre de Grene- 
woid et Lyn, cum pertinenciis, nunc sunt in manibus dicti supremi domini nostri 



1581.] THE BUCCLEUCH MUNIMENTS. 237 

Regis ratione warde per decessum dicti quondam Walteri Scot, militis, proaui dicti 
Walteri latoris presentium vt et fuerunt in manibus dicti domini nostri Regis 
ratione warde continuo a decessu dicti quondam Walteri Scot, militis, patris pre- 
fati Walteri latoris presentium qui decessit mense Aprili iam proxime preterito, 
ob non etatem dicti Walteri Scot latoris presentium, sicut etiam dicte terre de 
Grenewoid et Lyn fuerunt in manibus dicti supremi domini nostri Regis et eius 
rnatris Regine pro tempore respectiue continuo a decessu prefati quondam Walteri 
Scot militis proaui dicti Walteri latoris presentium, videlicet, per spatium quatuor 
annorum immediate precedentium decessum dicti quondam Walteri, militis, patris 
latoris presentium ratione nonintroitus in defectu ipsius jus suum ad easdem non 
prosequentis et per reliquum spatium a decessu dicti quondam Walteri militis 
proaui latoris presentium ratione warde ob non etatem dicti quondam Walteri Scot 
militis patris latoris presentium jus suum ad easdem prosequi non valentis. In 
cuius rei testimonium sigilla quorundam eorum qui dicte inquisitioni intererant 
faciende vnacum inclusione sigillorum dictorum in liac parte vicecomitum et breui 
regio intus clauso presentibus sunt appensa. 

Hec est vera copia principalis retornatus super premissis in cancellaria 
supremi domini nostri Regis remanentis copiata et collationata per me 
Alexandnvm Hay notarium publicum eiusdem Cancellarie Directorem sub 
meis signo et subscriptione manualibus. Alexander Hay. 1 

200. Renunciation by Robert Scott in Hawick, and his brother, James 
Scott, on the part of their relatives, of all rancour against Robert 
Scott of Alanehauch and others for slaying George Scott. 1st 
February 1581. 

Be it kend till all men be thir present lettres, we, Robert Scot in Hawik, and 
James Scot his brother, for our selffis, and taikand the burdene vpone ws, our mother, 
our haill kin, freindis, assistars and partakers, to haue remittit and forgevin, and 
be the tenour heirof remittis, forgevis, and dischargis Robert Scot off Alane- 
haucht, Williame Scott in Alanehaucht, now duelland in Hawik, Syme Scot in 

1 The subjoined note has been written in a Octr. 1552, that Walter's father died in 

more modern hand, on a piece of paper en- Aprile 1574, and was major only four years 

closed in the above retour : — before his death, and that at the time of the 

"3 July 1574. It appears, by the service service Walter was under age, being then 

of Walter Scot as heir to Walter Scot of served in the ward lands by a dispensation." 
Branxholm, his great grandfather, who died 



238 THE BUCCLEUGH MUNIMENTS. [1582. 

Oversouthfeild, Watt Scot tliair, Syme Scott thair, Jok Scot, duellaud in Hawik, 
callit Wattis Jok, thair haill kin, freindis, assisters, and partakers, the haill 
rancour and malice of our hartis, and all actioun of displesour, and all and sindrie 
vtlier actiones quhatsumever, criminalle or ciuile, quhilk we or ony of ws for our 
selffis, and takand the burdein vpon ws, as said is, our or thair airis, executouris or 
assignais, assistars or partakers, hes consauit, had, hes, or ony wayis may haue 
aganes the said Robert Scot of Alanehaucht, William Scott in Alanehaucht, now 
in Hawik, Syme Scot in Oversouthfeild, Watt Scott thair, Syme Scott thair, Jok 
Scott, duelland in Hawik, callit Wattis Jok, or ony off thame, thair kin, freindis, 
assisters, and partakers, for the slauchtir off wmquhill George Scott, our brother, 
committit be the said Robert and Williame, and thair partakers, in the monethe 
off Apryle, the zeir of God j m v Q threscore auchtein zeris ; and grantis ws to haue 
resauit full satisfactioun and assythment fra the saidis Robert and Williame, and all 
personis, partie partakers, and assisters abonewrittin, for the said slauchtir, to our 
contentatioun and our awin plesour : and thairfore be thir presentis resauis thame 
in the same amitie, freindschipt, and kyndnes as thai wer in ony tyme before the 
committing of the said slauchter, and lyke as the samyn had never bene done : and 
bindis and obleissis ws never to cum in the contrar heiroff, vndir the pane of 
periurie and defamatioun for ever. In witnes quhairoff we haue subscryuit thir 
present lettaris of slains, as efter followis, at Hawik, the first day of Februar, the 
zeir off God j m v c fourscore ane zeris, before thir witnesses, James Glestanes of 
Coklaw, Walter Chesholm of that ilk, Waltir Scot off Tuchalaw, zounger, Adame 
Scot of Lochahaucht, Robert Scott off Altoun, Allen Chisholme in Parkhill. 

Robert Scott, burgess of Hawyke, wytht my hand. 

I, James Scot, cordener, witht my hand twicheand the pen, 
led be the notar vnderwrittin. 

Ita est Willelmus Hagy notarius publicus in premissis 
manu propria teste. 

201. Letter from King James the Sixth in favour of Walter Scott of 
Branxelme, knight, remitting the penalties for breaking his ward in 
Blackness Castle. 3d March 1582. 
Jacobus Dei gracia rex Scotorum, omnibus probis hominibus suis ad quos pre- 
sentes litere peruenerint, salutem : Sciatis quia ex gracia nostra speciali remisimus 
Waltero Scot de Branxelme, militi, latori presencium, rancorem animi nostri, 
sectam regiam, et omnem actionem quern et quas erga ipsum concepimus, habemus, 



1585.] THE BUGOLEUCH MUNIMENTS. 239 

seu quouismodo habere poterimus pro proditoria sua nostri carceris infractione 
extra wardam de castro nostro de Blaknes, nostra absque licencia desuper liabita 
et obtenta, veniendo, ac pro omnibus actione et crimine que inde sequi poterint, 
ac pro omnibus aliis actionibus, transgressionibus, criminibus, et offensis quibus- 
cunque per dictum Walterum aliquibus temporibus retroactis vsque in diem date 
presencium commissis seu quomodolibet perpetratis, proditoria tradicione in nostra 
persona regia dumtaxat excepta, dummodo prefatus Walterus partibus conquerenti- 
bus et dampna passis taliter satisfaciat quod nullam super hoc de cetero justam 
querimoniam audiamus, et supradictum Walterum sub firma pace et protectione 
nostra juste suscipientes firmiter inhibemus ne quis ei occasione dicte infractionis 
aut aliarum actionum transgressionum criminum et ofFensarum quarumcunque pre- 
dictarum malum, molestiam, iniuriam seu grauamen aliquod inferre presumat 
iniuste super nostram plenariam forisfacturam aut mortem ei inferat, sub pena 
amissionis vite et membrorum. In cuius rei testimonium has literas nostras re- 
missionis, pro toto tempore vite prefati Walteri duraturas, sub nostro magno 
sigillo sibi fieri fecimus patentes ; Apud Edinburgh, tercio die mensis Marcii anno 
regni nostri decimo sexto. 

202. Agreement between Walter Scott of Branxhelme and Robert 
Scott of Alanehauch, as to the cessation of the feud on account of the 
slaughter of David Scott. 19th and 22d May 1585. 

Be it kend till all men be thir present lettres, ws, Walter Scott of Branxhelme, for 
my self, and takand the burdin on me for my kin, freyndis, allia, partie and part- 
takeris, men, tennentis, clependaris, and seruandis quhatsumeuir, on that ane pairte, 
and Roberte Scot of Alanehaucht, for my self, and takand the burdin on me for 
my brether and the remanent personis, my kin, freyndis, allia, subscriuaris of this 
present band, on that vthir pairte, anent the slauchteris and vtheris caussis movit 
be the sonis of vmquhile Adame Scot of Alanehaucht aganis me, the said Walter, 
the tyme of my minoritie, my freyndis, tennentis, and seruandis ; and siclik anent 
the slauchter of vmquhile Dauid Scot, sone to vmquhile Adame Scot of Alane- 
haucht, ane of the committaris of the slauchter of my seruand and tennent, Hob 
Dalgleis, in Braidhaucht, fallin in my hand accidentlie : And thairfore I, the said 
Roberte Scot of Alanehaucht, with the remanent of my brether and vtheris my 
kin, freyndis, allia, subscriuaris of this present band, vnderstanding ws to be 
innocent of all slauchteris and vtheris debaittis movit be the sonis of the said 
vmquhile Adame Scott aganis the said Walter, my cheif, the tyme of his minoritie, 



240 THE BUGGLEUGH MUNIMENTS. [1585. 

or at ony tyme preceding the day of the dait heirof, or aganis his freyndis, 
dependaris, men, tennentis and seruandis, byndis and oblissis ws, and ilkane of 
ws, subscriuaris of this present band, neuer to fynd fait with the said Walter Scot 
of Branxhelme, my cheif, nor nane vtheris his kin or freyndis being in his cum- 
pany the tyme of the said accident slaughter of the said vmquhile Dauid, nather 
zit nane of my said cheiffis freyndis, men, tennentis, dependaris, and seruandis 
quhatsumeuir, bot sail serue, manteine, and defend my said cheif according to the 
band subscriuit be me, with vtheris freyndis of our surname of before, and his kin, 
freyndis, allia, pairtie and parttakeris, dependaris, men, tennentis and seruandis, 
at the vttermest of our powaris, as ane gentilman aucht to do to thair cheif, 
in all tymes cumin : and als, I, the said Boberte Scot of Alanehaucht, for my 
self, and takand the burdin on me for my saidis brether and remanent personis, 
subscriuaris of this present band, nocht to associat nor beir cumpany in counsale 
or vther wayis with nane of the sonis of the said vmquhile Adame Scot of 
Alanehaucht, thair pairtie nor parttakeris, manteine nor defend nane of the saidis 
personis quha subscriuis nocht this present band cumin of my said hous of Alane- 
hauche : And quhateuer debait sal happin to be or fall betuix thame quha sub- 
scriuis nocht, and the said Walter and his foresaidis, that we that lies subscriuit 
sail neuer intromet with that debait nor fynd fait with the samin at na tyme 
heireftir, bot salbe ennymeis to thaim ; and gif we do vtherwyis, we salbe estimat 
and haldin as periure and diffamet men, and neuer to haif fayth nor credit at na 
tyme thaireftir : And thairfoir I, the said Walter Scot of Branxhelme, be this 
present, for my self, and takand the burdin on me for my kin, freyndis, allia, pairtie, 
and parttakeris, men, tennentis, dependaris, and seruandis, byndis and oblissis me 
to fortifie, manteine, and defend the said Boberte Scot of Alanehauch his brether, 
with the remanent personis, subscriuaris of this present band, and his dependaris, 
in all and sindrie thair gude, iust, and leiffull actionis aganis all deidlie, the Kingis 
graces auctoritie allanerlie exceptit, as ane cheif aucht to do to his friemane and 
freindis : And forther, I, the said Walter Scott, byndis and oblissis me, for my 
self, and takand the burdin on me for my foresaidis, that quhatsumeuir debait or 
inconvenient that salhappin at ony tyme heireftir to fall betuix me and my 
freyndis, and the personis quhilkis subscriuis nocht this present band cumin of 
the hous of Alanehaucht, viz., the bairnes of vmquhile Adame Scot of Alanehaucht 
and thair parttakeris, that we nor nane of ws sail neuer fynd fait with the said 
Boberte Scot of Alanehaucht, nor the personis that lies subscriuit this present 
band thairthrow, bot that I and my freyndis, men, tennentis, seruandis, and 



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dependaris, sail vse the said Koberte Scot and his foresaidis as freyndis to ws in 
all tymes cumin : And heirto we and ilkane of ws parteis foresaidis lies bundin and 
oblist ws, and ilkane of ws, and our foresaidis, be the fayth and treuth in our 
bodyis, to obserue, keip, and fulfill all and sindrie the premisses respectiue fore- 
saidis to vtheris, ilk ane of ws respectiue for our awin pairtis, sa far as we audit 
to vtheris, vnder the payne of five thowsand pundis, and forder, vnder the payne 
of periurie, diffamatioun, and neuer to haiff fayth nor credit in the law, nor by 
the law, at na tyme thaireftir : And for the mair securitie we, the parteis fore- 
saidis, subscriuaris of this present band, for our selffis, and takand the burdin on 
ws for oure foresaidis, ar content, and consentis that this our bandis be actit and 
registratt in the buikis of our Souerane Lordis counsale, and decernit to haue the 
strenth of ane act or decreit of the saidis Lordis, with lettres and executorialis of 
horninge, or poynding, or apprysing, to pas heirvpone vpone ane sempill charge 
of thre dayis wairning, at the pleasour of the pairteis, in forme as efferis ; and for 
acting and registring heirof we mak, constitut, and ordainis , 

and ilk ane of thame, coniunctlie and seuerallie, our lauchtfull procuratouris, to 
comper before the saidis Lordis quhatsumeuir day or dayis and places lauchtfull, 
and thair to consent to the registring heirof, promittand to hald ferme and stabill. 
In witnes of the quhilk thing we haue subscriuit this present band with our handis 
as followis, at Selkirk and Hawik, the nynetene and xxij dayis of May, the zeir of 
God j m v c and foure score and five zeiris, before thir witnes, Walter Scot of 
Eidschaw, George Scot of Syntoun, Koberte Scot of Haning, Koberte Scot in 
Cringillis, James Scot in Gylmyniscleucht, Symon Scot of Gammiscleucht, William 
Scot of Glak, James Scot in Newerkmyln, and Williame Brydin, noter publict. 

BVKCLVCHE. 



Walter Scot, burges in Hawik, sonne 

to wmquhell Thomas Scot in Hawik, 

zounger. 
Koberte Scot of Alanehauch. 
Walter Scot, his brother germane. 
Johne Scot, alias Wattis Jok, burges 

of Hawik. 
Thomas Scot, his brother, burges thair. 
Thomas Scot, callit Thome of Hundel- 

lishop. 



William Scot, sone to Wyll of Colle- 
furde, callit Beid Wyllie. 

Johne Scot, callit Tynclair, in Harret, 
with oure handis twychand the 
pen, led be the noter publict vnder 
writtin. 

Ita est Willielmus Brydin, notarius 
publicus, ad premissa per dictas per- 
sonas respectiue nescientes scribere 
requisites, manu propria subscripta. 



2h 



242 THE BUGCLEUGH MUNIMENTS. [1586. 

203. Precept by King James the Sixth for infefting William Scott of 

Hassinclen in the lands of Ovir and Nethir Newhall, etc. 4th May 
[1586]. 

Jacobus Dei gracia rex Scotorum vicecomiti et balliuis suis de Roxburghe necnon 
dilectis nostris Thome Scot, Dauid Zowng, Willelmo Turnbul, Willelmo Scot, Ade 
Scot, ac eorum cuilibet coniunctim et diuisim vicecomitibus nostris de Roxburghe 
in hac parte salutem : Quia quiclam processus forisfacture ad instanciam nostri 
contra Willelmum Scot de Hassindene pro ipsius existentia ad exercitum de Melros 
in comitiua cum Waltero Scott de Branxhelme, milite, deductus erat, quamuis 
dictus Walterus et sui amici nichil ibidem nisi mandatum nostrum egerunt, et 
ob id in nostro piano parliamento declarauimus quod ipsi nichil iniuste ob eorum 
existentiam ad dictum exercitum fecerunt, et quod dictus processus forisfacture 
contra ipsos minus iuste deductus erat, vobis igitur precipimus et mandamus 
quatenus dicto Willelmo Scot vel suo certo actornato latori presentium sasinam 
terrarum de Ouir Newhall, Nethir Newhall cum pertinenciis, iacencium in baronia 
de Chalmerlane Newtoune infra vicecomitatum nostrum de Roxburghe, et terrarum 
de Estir Hassindene, cum turre et fortalicio earundem, necnon viginti solidatarum 
terrarum de Deidrig, cum suis pertinenciis, iacencium in dimedia baronia de Hassin- 
dene, infra vicecomitatum nostrum predictum, de nobis et successoribus nostris 
similiter et adeo libere tenendarum sicut dictus Willelmus easdem terras de nobis 
ante dictam pretensam forisfacturam tenuit, secundum tenorem sui infeofamenti 
quod de nobis inde habet iuste haberi faciatis, et sine dilatione, et hoc nullo modo 
omittatis, ad quod faciendum vobis et vestrum cuilibet coniunctim et diuisim vice- 
comitibus nostris de Roxburghe in hac parte committimus potestatem : datum 
sub testimonio magni sigilli nostri apud Edinburghe quarto die mensis Maij anno 
regni nostri decimo nono. 

Ex mandato supremi domini nostri regis. 

204. Contract of Marriage between Walter Scott of Branxhelme and 
Margaret Ker, daughter of William Ker of Cesfurd. 1 st October 1586. 

At Edinburgh, the fourt day of November the zeer of God j m v c lxxxvj zeiris, in 
presens of the Lordis of Counsale, compeirit personallie Mr. Johne Russell, procura- 
tour speciallie constitut for William Ker of Cesfurd, knight, Dame Jonet Douglas, 
his spous, and Margaret Ker, thair dochter, be this contract vnderwryttin on that 
ane pairt, and Mr. Oliver Colt, procuratour, in lykwayis specialie constitut for 



1586.] THE BUCCLEUGH MUNIMENTS. 243 

Walter Scot of Bukclughe, Johne Murray of Blakbaronie, and Georg Scot of Suyn- 
toun, his curatouris, be the samin contract on that vther pairt ; and geve in the 
sam subscryvit with thair handis, and desyrit the samin to be insert and registrat 
in the Bukis of Counsale, to have the strenth, force and effect of thair act and de- 
creit in tym to cum, thair auctoritie to be interponit thairto, with lettres and 
executoriellis to be direct vpon them for fulfilling thairof in all pointis, in maner 
specifeit therintill ; the whilk desyr the saydis Lordis thoght ressonable, and ther- 
foir hes ordanit and ordanis the said contract and apointment to be insert and 
registrat in thair saidis buikis to have the strenth, force and effect of thair acte and 
decreit in tyme to cum, and hes interponit and interponis thair decreit and auc- 
toritie thairto, and decernis and ordanis lettres and executoriellis to be direct vpon 
ather of the saidis parties for fulfilling thairof in all pointis, in maner specifeit thair- 
intill, off the whilk the tennor followis : — At Halyden, the first day of October 
j m v° lxxxvj zeiris, it is appointit, aggried and finallie concordit betwixt the hon- 
orable pairties vnder wryttin, to wit, William Ker of Cesfurd, Wardane of the 
Middill Marches of this realme, and Dame Jonet Dowglas, his spous, for them 
selffis, and the said William takand the burden vpon him for Margaret Ker thair 
dochter on the ane pairt, and Walter Scot of Branxhelme, and Johne Murray of 
Blackbaronie, Georg Scot of Syntoun, curatouris to the sayd Walter Scot of Branx- 
helme, for thair entres on the vther pairt, in maner, forme and effecte as efter 
followis ; that is to say, forsomeikle as the said Walter shall marie and tak to his 
spousit wyff the said Margaret Ker, and sail solemnizat and compleit the band of 
mariag in face of Haly Kirk with hir betwixt the dait heeroff and the fest of 
Androwmes nixtocum : Befoir the completing of the whilk mariage the said Walter 
bindis and oblissis him, be his charter of alienatioun and precept of seising con- 
teinit thairin, to be mead in competent and dew forme, dewlie and sufficientlie to 
infeft the said Margaret Ker, his futur spous forsaid, in hir virginitie, in lyfrent 
for all the dayis of hir lyftyme, in all and haill his landis and baronie of Ekfurd, 
with tour, fortalice, maner place, wodis, fisheings, corne mylne therof, the manis 
callit Eister and Wester Moss, the toune and landis of Grameslaw, with the Walk 
Mylne thairof, Ester and Wester Wodens, and all vtheris pairtis, pendicles and 
pertinentis of the saidis landis and baronie whatsumever; and sick lyk in all and 
haill his sax husband landis in Langtoun perteining to Dame Margaret Dowglas, 
Countes of Boithuill, mother to the said Walter, in lyfrent, and presentlie occupiit 
be hir and hir subtennentis, all lyand within the Schereffdome of Boxbrugh ; and 
alse in all and haill his landis of Fastheugh and Fawsyd and thair pertinentis, lyand 



244 THE BUCCLEUCH MUNIMENTS. [1586. 

within the Schereffdome of Selkirk, with reservatioun of the said infeftment and 
charter to the said Dame Margaret Dowglas of hir lyfrent of all and haill the saidis 
landis and baronie of Ekfurd with thair pertinentis, with thair fortalice, maner 
place, fisheingis and corn mylne thairof, of the saidis mains called Ester and Wester 
Moss, of the said toun and landis of Grameslaw, with Walk Mylne thairof, Ester 
and Wester Wodens, and all vtheris pairtis, pendicles and pertinentis of the saidis 
landis and baronie of Ekfurd, and alse of the saidis sax husband landis in Langtaun, 
for all the dayes of hir lyftyme ; to be halden of the said Walter Scot of Branx- 
helme and his airis in frie blanche for payment of ane pennie zeirlie, vpon the 
ground of the saidis landis, at the feist of Witsonday, iff it be askit allanerlie ; 
with speciall warrandice in the said infeftment fra all wairdis, relevis, nonentress, 
coniunct infefmentis, takis, terces, assedatiounes, lyfrentis, annuelrentis, aliena- 
tiounes, appryseingis, evictioun, purprusioun, revocatioun, reductioun, forfaltour, 
recognitioun, and fra all vther chargis, impositiounis, taxatiouns, dangeris and 
perellis whatsumever that may be imput thairto, or to any pairt thairof, or follow 
thairvpon, for whatsvmeuer caus or occasioune bygane, present, or to cum, except 
fra the said Dame Margaretis lyfrent forsaid, and fra the few meallis of the saidis 
landis of Fastheuch and Fawsyd, to be payed to our Soverane Lord and his succes- 
souris ; fra the whilkis haill inconvenientis abovespecifeit (excejvt befoir exceptit) the 
said Walter Scot of Branxhelme, with expres avis and consent of his curatouris for- 
saidis, as iff the saidis infeftmentis war mead and perfyted, now as then, then as now, 
bindis and oblissis him and his airis to warrand, acquiet and defend all and haill 
the saidis landis and baronie of Ekfurd, with tour, fortalice, maner place, fisheingis, 
wod and corne mylne therof, and vtheris, tounis, landis, mylnes and husband 
landis, particularlie above wryttin, perteining to the said Dame Margaret Dowglas 
in lyfrent, as said is ; and alse all and haill the saidis landis of Fastheuch and 
Fawsyd, with thair pertinentis, to the said Margaret Ker, for all the dayis of hir 
lyftyme, sua that in cais of deceis of the said Walter and of his said mother, the 
said Margaret Ker, immediatlie thairefter, be hir self, her servandis and tennentis 
in hir name, may enter therto, peaceablie bruik and joys the samin, rais, sett, vse 
and dispone thervpon at hir pleisour during hir lyftyme ; the said Margaret Ker 
alwayis makand payment to our Soverane Lord and his successouris, thair comp- 
trolleris and chamberlanis, of the few of the saidis landis of Fastheuch and 
Fawsyd, and relevand the saidis Walteris airis thairof off all zeiris and termes fra 
hir entrie therto vnto hir deceis : And becaus the said Margaret Ker (in caice of 
the said Walteris deceis) may report no proffit nor commoditie of the saidis landis 



1586.] THE BUCGLEUCH MUNIMENTS. 245 



and baronie of Ekfurd, tour, fortalice, vtlier tounes, landis, and husband landis 
forsaidis, perteining to the said Dame Margaret Dowglas in lyfrent, as said is, 
duiring hir lyftyme, be ressoun of hir right of lyfrent therof, the said Walter Scot 
of Branxhelme, with avyse and consent of his saidis curatouris, bindis and oblissis 
him and his airis be the samin chartour and infeftment, or be ane severall chartour 
or precept of seising, to be mead in the sam forme (in the said William and his 
said spous optiomi), dewlie and sufficientlie to infeft the said Margaret Ker, his 
future spous forsaid, in hir virginitie, in lyfrent, for all the dayes of hir lyftyme, 
in all and haill his mainis of Branxhelme, Eister and Wester, with fortalice, maner 
place, and wodis therof, the mania of Borthauch, with the mylne therof, the landis 
of Ovirhall, Woltounburn, and Woltoun Grene, called the half baronie of Woltoun, 
and all thair pertinentis, lyand within the Schereffclome of Koxbrucht forsaid ; with 
expres provisioun to be conteinit in the said infeftment, that whenever or how 
sone it sail happen the said Dame Margaret Dowglas to deceis, that the said Mar- 
garet Ker, incontinent thairefter, shall renunce, discharge, and ourgive all right, 
titill, and entres whilk sho may have or pretend be vertew of the said infeftment 
to the saidis mainis of Branxhelme, Eister and Wester, with fortalice, maner place, 
and wodis therof, the saidis landis of Borthauche, with the mylne therof, the landis 
of Ovirhall, Woltoun Burne and Woltoun Grene, with thair pertenentis, the said 
infeftment and right thairof nevertheles remaneand in full effect to the said Mar- 
garet Ker duiring hir lyftyme, touching the saidis landis and baronie of Ekfurd, 
with tour, fortalice, maner place, wodis, fisheingis, and corne mylne therof, the 
saidis mainis, called Eister and Wester Moss, Wodenis, and all vther pairtis, pen- 
dicles, and pertinentis of the said baronie of Ekfurd, the saidis sax husband landis 
of Langtoun, and the saidis landis of Fastheuch and Fawsyd, with thair pertinentis ; 
whilk infeftment or infeftmentis the said Walter Scot of Branxhelme, with expres 
consent and assent of his curatouris forsaidis, bindis and oblissis him to ratifie and 
appreiff in all pointis, efter the tenor thairof, at his perfyt aige of xxi zeiris com- 
pleit ; as alse to reforme and renew the samin as he shall be requyrit be the said 
William and his said spous and thair airis thairto, whill the said Margaret Ker be 
sufficient securitie be mead sure thairof : for the whilkis causis above wryttin the 
said William Ker of Cesfurd and Dame Jonet Dowglas, his spous, bindis and oblissis 
them, thair airis and executouris, to content, pay, and thankfullie deliver to the 
said Walter Scot of Branxhelme, his airis, executouris and assignayis, in name of 
tochir, with the said Margaret Ker, thair dochter, the soum of ten thousand 
merkis vsuale money of this realme, at the termes and in maner following : to 



246 THE BJJCCLEUGH MUNIMENTS. [1586. 

witt, the soum of tlirie thousand merkis therof betwixt the dait heerof and the 
compleiting of the said mariage ; the soum of vther thrie thousand merkis thairof 
betwixt that and the second day of Februar nixt therefter, in this instant zeir of 
God j m v c lxxxvj zeiris, the soum of twa thousand merkis at the Feist of Witson- 
day nixt therefter, in the zeir of God j m v c lxxxvij zeiris, and the soum of vther 
twa thousand merkis, in compleit payment of the said haill soume of ten thousand 
merkis, at the Feist of Martimes nixt therefter, in the sam zeir of God ; and 
heerto baith the saidis pairties bindis and oblissis them faithfullie to vtheris 
be thir presentis, no remeid nor exceptioun of law to be vsed, proponit or alledgit 
in the contrair renunceand the samin for ever : and for the moir securitie ar 
content and consentis that thir presentis be actit and registrat in the buikis of 
Counsell to be decernit to have the strenth of ane decreit of the Lordis thairof, 
that executoriellis may pas thervpon for compelling of ather parties to fulfill this 
present contract to vtheris in all pointis efter the tenour thairof, for thair pairtis, 
in maner abovespecifeit, and constitutis and ilk ane of them, coniunctlie 

and severallie, thair lauchtfull procuratouris, to compeir befoir the saidis Lordis, 
whatsumever day and place lauchtfull, and consent to the registrating heerof 
in maner above wryttin, promittend to hald firme and stable : In witnes of the 
whilk thing baith the saidis pairties and curatouris forsaidis hes subscryvit thir 
presentis with thair handis in maner following, day, zeir and place forsaidis, 
befoir thir witnessis, Merk, commendatar of Newbottele ; Mr. Robert Dowglas, 
provest of Lincluden, collector to our Soverane Lord; Sir Johne Cranstoun of 
that Ilk, knight ; Andro Ker of Fawdounsyd ; Walter Scot of Gaudelaudis ; 
Robert Menteith, wardane clerk ; Mr. Johne Skene, scryb ; Robert Gardner, 
his servitour ; Sic subscribitur, Bukcleugh, Cesfurd, Dame Jonet Dowglas, with 
my hand at the pen led be the notaris vndirwryttin, at my command. Ita est 
Johannes Kene, notarius de mandato prefate domine Jonete requisitus. Ita est 
Robertas Gardner, connotarius, de mandato etiam Jonete scribere nescientis in 
pi-emissis requisitus, testantibus meis signo et subscriptione manualibus. Blak- 
baronie, Georg Scott, Newbothill, witnes ; Robert Douglas, witnes ; S. J. Cranstoun, 
witnes ; Andro Ker of Fawdounsyd, witnes. Extractum de libro actorum per me 
Alexandrum Hay de Eister Kennet, clericum rotulorum registri ac consilij supremi 
domini nostri regis, sub meis signo ac subscriptione manualibus. 

Sic subscribitur, Alexander Hay. 



1586.] THE BUGCLEUCH MUNIMENTS. 247 



205. Lease by Francis Earl Bothwell to Martin Elliot of Braidlee, 
and his son, of lands in Kilfurde, etc. 9th October 1586. 

Be it kend till all men be thir present lettres, ws, Francis Erie Boitlmile, Lord 
Haillis, Creichtoun and Liddisdaill, Grit Admirall of this realme, to haif ressauit, 
admittit, and rentalit, and be the tennour heirof ressauis, admittis, and rentalis 
our louit Martene Eliot of Braidlie in kyndlie tennent to ws in all and haill the ane 
half of the tuentie four schilling land of Kilfurde, occupyit be the said Martene, 
and als ressauis Sym Eliot, sone to the said Martene, in kyndlie tennent to ws in all 
and haill the fyftene schilling land of Hietrie Clewis, with the pertinentis, presentlie 
occupyit be the said Martene and his subtennentis, and in all and haill fyve half 
quarteris of the fourtie schilling land of Bicartoun Cleucht, with the pertinentis, 
presentlie occupyit be the said Sym, lyand within our lordschip of Liddisdaill and 
scherefdome of Roxburgh : Fayand thairfoir zeirlie the said Martene to ws, our 
successouris and chalmerlanis, for the said half of Kilfurde, the sowme of tuelf schil- 
lingis money, and als the said Sym Ellott, his sone, payand for the saidis 
landis of Hietrie Clewis, the sowme of fyftene schilling, and for the said fyve 
half cpiarteris of Bicartoun Cleuch, tuentie fyve schillingis, at tua termes in the 
zeir, Witsounday and Martimes in the the zeir, Witsounday and Martimes in 
winter, be equale portionis of maile, 'with vther dewteis, and dew seruice vsit 
and wount, being requyrit thairto allanerlie : reseruand to the said Martene 
Eliot his lyferent of the saidis landis of Hietrie Clewis for all the dayis of his 
lyfetyme. In witnes of the quhilk thing we haif subscriuit thir presentis with 
our hand, at Kelso, the nynt day of October, the zeir of God j m v c foure scoir and 
sex zeiris, befoir thir witnesses, Mr. Robert Hepburne, Alexander Agnew, Peter 
Collace, our seruitouris, and Mr. Johne Kene, scribe. Bothuell. 

206. Lease by Francis Earl Bothwell to William Elliot, of the lands 
ofCulgatis. 9th October 1586. 

Be it kend till all men be thir present letteres, ws, Francis Erie Boithuele, Lord 
Haillis, Creichtoun and LiddisdaiU, Grit Admirall of this realme, to haif ressauit, 
admitit, and rentalit, and be the tennour heirof ressauis, admittis, and rentalis our 
louit Wille Eliot, sone to vmquhile Willie Eliot, callit the Tod, in kyndlie tennent 
to ws, in all and haill the tuelf schilling land of Culgatis, with the pertinentis, 
presentlie occupyit be Martene Eliot of Braidlie, lyand within our lordschip of 
Liddisdaill and shirefdome of Roxburght : Payand thairfoir zeirlie, the said Willie 



248 TEE BUCCLEUGH MUNIMENTS. [1591. 

Eliot, to ws, our successouris and chalmerlanis, the sowme of tuelf schillingis 
money, at tua termis in the zeir, Witsounday and Martimes in winter, be equale 
portionis of maile, with vther dewteis and dew seruice vsit and wount, being 
requyrit thairto, allanerlie. In witnes of the quhilk thing we haif subscriuit thir 
presentis with our hand, at Kelso, the nynt day of October, the zeir of God l m v c 
fourescoir and sex zeiris, befoir thir witnessis, Maister Eobert Hepburne, Alex- 
ander Agnew, Peter Collace, our seruitouris, and Mr. Johne Kene, scribe. 

Bothuell. 



207. Licence by King James the Sixth to Walter Scott of Branxholme, 
knight, to remain in Edinburgh and Leith till he left the country. 
4th September 1591. 

Rex. 

We, vnderstanding that our louit Schir Walter Scot of Branxholme, knycht, is will- 
ing to depairt and pas furth of our realme betuix and the sevint day of September 
instant, gif wind and wother serue, conforme to our licence and cautioun fund be 
him to that eifect, and in cais wind and wother serue not at the said day, that he 
sail remaine within our burgh of Edinburgh and Leyth thaireftir, and on nawayes 
transcend the boundis thairof, quhill ayther wind and wother serue for his passage 
be sey, or that he resaue a sufficient pasport frome England, for his passing and 
depairting furth of our realme be land : In quhilk consideratioun we haue declairit, 
and be thir presentis declairis, that he nor James Scot of Balwerie and Williame 
Scot of Abbottishall, his cautioneris, in cais he depairt not preceislie at the said 
sevint day of September instant, sail incur na cryme, pane, nor dangir thairthrou 
in thair personis, landis, nor guidis, notwithstanding of our act of counsale maid 
thairanent ; anent the quhilk, and pane of ten thowsand pundis contenit thairin, we 
dispense vnto the tyme that ayther the wind and wother be favourable, and serue 
for the said Schir Walteris depairting furth of our realme be sey, or that he 
ressaue the said pasport allanerlie for his passage be land as said is, be it alwes 
vnderstand that he remaine within our said burght of Edinburght and Leith, in 
the menetyme, eftir the said day, quhill his foirsaid depairture, be thir presentis 
subscriuit with our hand, at Falkland, the ferd day of September 1591. 

James B. 

S r . I. T. Cancellarius. 



1591.] THE BUCGLEUGH MUNIMENTS. 249 



208. Lease by Sir Walter Scott of Branxholme, knight, to Gilbert 

Elliot, of the lands of Comounsyde, North croft, etc. 7th September 
1591. 

Be it tend till all men be thir present letres, me, Schir Walter Scott of Branx- 
helme, knycht, heretour of the landis vndirvvTittin, for the gud, trew, and thankfull 
seruice done and to be done to me be my louit freind and seruitour, Gilbert Eliot, 
brother germane to Robert Eliot of Reidheuch, thairfoir, and for diuers vtheris 
causis and considerationis moving me, to haue enterit, ressauit and rentallit, and 
be the tennour heirof enteris, ressauis and rentallis the said Gilbert and his airis 
kyndlie rentallaris and tennentis in and to all and haill my fourtie schilling land 
of auld extent, callit Commounsyde, with the Northcroft, Hill-end and Stoghill, 
with the pertinentis, presentlie occuj)yet be him ; Payand thairfoir zeirlie, the 
said Gilbert and his airis to me, my factouris or chalmerlanis in my name, the 
sowme of fyve pundis vsuall money of this realme, at twa termes in the zeir, Wit- 
sonday and Mertimes in winter, be equall portionis, of maill, gif it beis askit 
allanerlie. In witnes of the quhilk thing I haue subscriuit this rentall with my 
hand, at Edinburgh, the sevint day of September, the zeir of God l m v c fourscoir 
and ellevin zeiris, befoir thir witnesis, Mr. Gedioun Murray, Gilbert Ker of Grene- 
head, James Chisholme, and Johnne Geddes, my seruitouris. 

Mr. G Mvrray, witnes. 
Gilbert Ker, witnes. 
James Cheseholme, vitnes. 
Johne Geddes, witnes. 

209. Letter of Pardon by King James the Sixth to Sir Walter 

Scott of Branxholm, Walter Scott of Harden, and Walter Scott 
of Quhitslaid, for their alliance with Francis Earl of Bothwell. 7th 
September 1591. 

Jacobus Dei gratia Eex Scotorum, omnibus probis hominibus suis ad quos pre- 
sentes litere peruenerint, salutem : Sciatis quia ex nostris gratia et misericordia 
speciali remisimus tenoreque presentium remittimus domino Waltero Scott de 
Branxholme militi, Waltero Scott de Harden, et Waltero Scott de Quhitslaid ran- 
corem animi nostri, sectam regiam et omnem actionem quam seu quas contra dictas 
personas concepimus, habuimus habemus seu quouismodo in futurum habere 

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250 TEE BUCCLEUCH MUNIMENTS. [1594. 

poterimus, pro eorum intercomrnunicatione cum Francisco olim comite de Boith- 
well (per uos tanquam crimen lesemaiestatis reputata), quibuscunque temporibus 
preteritis a declaratione et de'nunciatione ipsius in proditorern et rebellem, ac pro 
omnibus actione et crimine que desuper sequi aut contra clictas personas imputari 
poterint tantum, et supradictas personas sub firma pace et protectione nostra juste 
suscipientes firmiter inhibemus ne quis eis occasione predicte intercommunicationis 
malum, molestiam, iniuriam aut grauamen aliquod inferre presumat iniuste super 
nostram plenariam forisfacturam, aut mortem eis inferat sub pena amissionis vite 
et membrorum : In cuius rei testimonium has literas nostras remissionis pro toto 
tempore vite prefatarum personarum duraturas nostro sub magno sigillo eis fieri 
fecimus patentes : Apud Falkland septimo die mensis Septembris anno Domini 
millesimo quiiigentesimo nonagesimo primo, et regni nostri vicesimo quinto. 

210. Licence by King James the Sixth to Sir Walter Scott of 

Branxholme to return home. 12th November 1592. 
Bex. 
We, be the tenour heirof, gevis and grantis licence and libertie to oure weil- 
belouit Schir Walter Scot of Branxholme, knycht, to repair and returne hame 
within oure cuntriey with sik convenient diligence as he sail think expedient, 
without ony cryme, skaith, paine, or danger to be incurrit be him or his cautioneris 
fund for his remaning furth of oure realme duringe the space of thrie zeiris, in 
thair personis, landis and guidis, be ony maner of way in tyme cuming, nocht- 
withstanding of the act of cautioun maid thairanent : anent the quhilk and panis 
thairin contenit, we dispens with him and his cautioneris specefeit thairintill be 
thir presentis. Gevin vnder oure signet, and subscriuit with oure hand, at Haly- 
rudhous, the tuelt day of Nouember, and of oure rigne the tueutie sex zeir 1592. 



Sr. B. C, Secretarius. 



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211. Procuratory of Besignation by Ltjdovick Duke of Lennox, of 
the Earldom of Both well. 1st October 1594. 

Be it kend till all men be thir present lettres, ws Lodouik, Duik of Lenox, Erie 
Dernlie, Lord Tarboltoun, Methven and Aubigney, etc., Grit Chalmerlane of Scot- 



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251 



land and heretable proprietar of all and sindrie the landis, lordschipis, baroneis 
and vtheris respectiue eftir specifeit, and haueing thairby vndoutit rycht thairto, 
and seclyk to all and sindrie the abbaceis eftirspecifeit, kirkis, . . . with expres 
consent and assent of Schir Johne Maitland of Thirlstane, knycht, chancellar of 
Scotland, Walter Commendatar of Blantyir keipar of the privie seill, Mr. Dauid 
Carnegy of Culluthy our curatoris for thair interess, and of 

Johne Erie of Mar, Lord Erskyne, etc., Schir Alexander Stewart of Garleis, Schir 
Mathew Stvart of Mynto knycht, William commendatar of Pittinweme, Mr. 
Johne Lyndesay persone of Menmuir, Mr. James Elphinstoun of Innernochtie, 
tua of the Senatoris of the College of Justice, Mr. Gilbert Moncreif of Myrsyd, 
Sir William Stuart of Traquair knycht, at quhais instances we ar interdytit, to 
haue maid, constitut . . . Mr. G-edeon Murray of Glenpoytte 
and ilk ane of them . . . our . . . procuratoris ... to pas to the personall presens 
of the rycht heich, exellent and mychtie prince, James the sext be the grace of 
God, King of Scottis, our Souerane Lord, our superior of all and sindrie the landis, 
lordschipis, baroneis and vtheris respectiue eftirspecifeit, and siclyk our vndoutit 
patrone of all and sindrie the abbaceis eftirmentionat, kirkis, landis, . . . thairof, 
and thair ... be staf and bastoun pufelie and simplie to resigne ... in the 
handis of our said Souerane Lord, ... all and sindrie our landis, lordschippis, 
baroneis, abbaceis and vtheris eftir specifeit : thay ar to say, our lordschip and 
baronie of Haillis, with . . . rycht of patronage of the Kirk of Hauch, callit the 
prebendarie of Lyntoun and chaplanrie of Mirkill ; the landis of Pitcokis with the 
kirk and prebendarie thairof and chaplanrie of Buruehous, the landis and baronie 
of Auldhamestokis . . . with the kirk of Auldhamstokkis, the chaplanrie of 
Cukburnspetbt and hospitall thairof, the landis of Eistcraig, the landis of Heprig, 
all and sindrie the landis and baronie of Morhame . . . with the kirk of the 
samyn, tyand within the Scherefdome of Edinburgh e and constabularie of Hadding- 
toun ; all and haill the landis and lordschip of Creichtoun, with . . . rycht of 
patronage of the provestrie of Creichtoun, prebendareis and cheplanreis thairof 
quhatsumeuir ; the landis of Murhous and Cuprestoun . . . lyand within the 
scherefdome of Edinburghe principall : all and haill the landis and baronie of 
Quhitsum and richt thairof, the landis of Prendergaist, Quhitrig, Abchester, Scheref- 
bigging, Schereflandis . . . lyand within the Scherefdome of Bervick ; all and 
haill the landis and baronie of Tounzettam . . . the landis of Farnins'toun, with 
the Hospitall thairof . . . the landis of Langnewtoun . . . the landis and baronie 
of Woltoun, with the kirk thairof . . . the landis and baronie of Chalmerlane 



252 THE BUCGLEUCH MUNIMENTS. [1594.. 

Newtoun . . . lyand within the scherefdome of Eoxburghe ; the landis of Teind- 
syd, Hardwod, Slaidhillis, Carlingpule, with thair pertiuentis, lyand within the 
scherefdome of Eoxburghe, the landis of Ailmyre, . . . lyand within the Soheref- 
dome of Selkirk ; all and haill the landis and baronie of Dry visdaill and Car- 
rutheris, with aduocatioun and donatioun of the kirk of Carutheris . . . lyand 
in the stnartrie of Annanderdaill and scherefdome of Dumfreis ; all and haill the 
landis and baronie of Kirkmichell . . . the landis of Tarraehtie, . . . Drumlark, 
Maybie, and Crukis . . . lyand within the scherefdome of Dumfreis; All and 
haill the landis and baronie of Dirlstoun callit Glenken . . . with aduocatioun 
and donatioun of the Kirk of Dairy, lyand in the stuartrie of Kirkcudbrycht ; 
all and haill the landis and lordschip of Bothuell, with the forrest, mure and 
pertinents thairof . . . rycht of patronage of the provestrie of Bothuell, 
prebendareis and chaplanreis thairof, and of the Kirk of Hawik, and pre- 
bendareis of the said College, and Kirk of Bartramschoittis, lyand within the 
Scherefdome of Lanerk ; all and haill the landis and baronie of Elgariggill, Wol- 
stoun, and Dolphingstoun, with aduocatioun and donatioun of the kirkis and 
chaplanreis of Wolstoun and Dolphingstoun ; all and haill the landis and baronie 
of Dunsyre, . . . lyand within the scherefdome of Lanerk ; togidder with all and 
haill the landis and lordschip of Liddisdaill with . . . rycht of patronage of 
kirkis and chaplanreis pertening thairto . . . lyand within the scherefdome of 
Eoxburghe, haldin be ws immediatlie of our souerane lord . . . with all and haill 
the Abbaceis of Kelso and Coldinghame ... in our said souerane lordis handis 
as our immediat superior and patroun of the saidis landis, lordschipis, baroneis, 
abbaceis, and fruitis thairof, to the effect the samyn may remane with his Hienes 
and his successoris in propertie and proper patrimonie perpetuallie in all tymes 
cuming . . . saueand alwayis and reservand to ws, our airis and successoris, all 
and haill the offices of adniiralitie of this haill realm . . . and lykwayis the office 
of the schereffschyp of Edinburghe principall, and within the constabularie of Had- 
ingtoun, with all and sindrie liberteis, rychtis, profeitis . . . belonging to the 
saidis offices, and ... we and our forsaidis sail peciablie bruik joy and posses 
the foirsaidis offices ... In witnes heirof, we and our saidis curatoris and per- 
sonis foirsaidis to quhom we ar interdytit, haue subscryvit thir presentis with our 
handis, and haue also appendit our seill heirto. At Edinbrucht the 

first dayis respectiue of October, the zeir of God ane thowsand fyve hun- 

dreth fourscoir fourtene zeiris, befoir thir witnessis, Mr. Henrie Keir of Greinland 
our secretar, Maister Thomas Levingstoun thesaurar of Glasgw, Patrik Murray 



1594.] THE BUCGLEUGH MUNIMENTS. 253 



of Falahill, and Maister Thomas Rollok aduoeat, our servitour, and Maister Kobert 
Guidlaitt, servitour to the said Mr. Thomas, and writter of the body heirof with 
vtheris dyuers. 

Lenox. Pettynwem. 

J. E. Mar. Mynto, kt. 

Sir J. Thyrlstane. Mr. John Lyndesay. 
Mr. Walter Henrysone, witnes. Blantyre. Mr. J. Elphinstoun. 

Mr. Thomas Rollok, witnes. Trakquair. Culluthy. 

Mr. Robert Guidlatt, witnes. 1 Garleis. Mr. Gilbert Montcreif. 



212. Charge by King James the Sixth to deliver up the Castle of Armetage. 

4th October 1594. 

James, be the grace of God King of Scottis, to our louittis 

messingeris, oure shereffis in that parte, coniunctlie and 
seueralie specialie constitute, greting : Oure wdl is, and we charge you straitlie, 
and command that, incontinent thir oure lettres sene, ye pas, and in our name 
and auctoritie command and charge, . . . and all vthiris hauearis, keiparis, and 
detenaris of the Castell, tour and fortalice of Armetage, to rander and delyuer the 
same to you, our officiaris, executouris of thir our lettres, and that thai remove 
thame selffis and thair seruandis furth thairof within sax houris nixteftir thay be 
chargeit be you therto, vndir the pane of tressoun, with certificatioun to thame 
and thay failzie thay salbe repute, haldin, persewit and denuncit as tratouris, 
and the proces and dome of forfaltour salbe led aganis thame, conforme to the 
lawis of our realme and actis of our parliament, as ze will ansuer to ws thervpoun : 
The quhilk to do we committ to you, coniunctlie and seueralie, our full pouer be 
thir oure lettres, delyueriug thame be you deulie execute and indorsate agane 
to the beirair. Gevin vndir our signet, at Haliruidhous, the fourte day of October, 
and of our reignne the xxviij zeir, 1594. 

Per actum Secreti Consilij, etc., 

J. Andro. 

1 By ratification, dated 20th July 15S7, charter and infeftment made by King James 

and registered in the Books of Council and the Sixth thereon. — [Extract Ratification in 

Session 3d January 159S, Ludovick Duke of Buccleuch Charter-chest.] 
Lennox ratified this resignation, and also the 



254 THE BUCCLEUGH MUNIMENTS. [1595. 

213. Bond of Manrent by the Family of the Batys, descended of the 

House of Cowchquhairglen, to Sir Walter Scott of Branxholm, 
knight. 24th April 1595. 

Be it kend till all men be thir present letteris, ws, Alie Baty of Blaikesk, Johnne 
Baty of Davingtoun, Andro Baty, callit Hewis Andro, Johnne Baty of the Scoir, 
and Johnne Baty, callit Arthuris Jok, for our selffis, and takand the burding vpoun 
ws for our haill surname of Batyis cumit of the hous of Cowchquhairglen (excepte 
Johnne Baty of Ranelburne and his brether), to be bundin and oblisit, and be thir 
presentis be the faith and treuth of our bodyis bindis and oblissis ws and our 
airis to the rycht honorabill Schir Walter Scot of Branxholme, knycht, in speciall 
men and servandis to him and his airis, that we sail serue the said Schir Walter 
and his airis lilalie and treulie, and tak ane anefald, leill, trew and plane part with 
thame, in all and quhatsumeuir caussis, actionis and querrellis contrair and aganis 
all that levis and die may, (oure alledgeance to oure souerane Lord allanerlie exceptit,) 
and salbe reddy at all tymes to do our said maisteris seruice quhen we salbe re- 
quirit thairto, but dissimulatioun, fraude or gyle, be this our band, subseriuit with 
our handis as followis, at Hawik, the tuentie fourt clay of Aprile, the zeir of God 
ane thowsand fyve hundreth fourscore fyftene zeiris, before thir witnessis Maister 
Gedion Murray of Glenpoit, Walter Scot of Harden, and Johnne Murray and 
William Scot callit Mekill Willy, with vtheris diuerss. 

Alie Baty of Blakesk, Johnne Baty of Davingtoun, Andro Baty callit 
Hewis Andro, Johnne Baty of the Scoir, and Johnne Baty callit Arthuris 
Jok, with our handis at the pen, led be the notar vnderwrittin at our 
commandis. 

Ita est vt supra Hugo Bowstoun notarius publicus de mandato dictarum 
personarum scribere nescientium manu propria. 

Mr. G. Mwrray, witnes. 

214. Bond of Manrent by John Waiche, feuar of Dauik, to Sir Walter 

Scott of Branxholme, knight. 1595. 
At Hauik, the day , the zeir of God, j m v c fourschore 

xv zeiris, I, Johne Waiche, fear of Dauik, becommis bound and oblisat, and be the 
present tenner heirof beindis and oblisis me, wnto the rycht honorabill Schir 
Walter Scot of Brankholme, knycht, till serf, depend vpone the said Schir Walter 



1599.] THE BUCCLEUGH MUNIMENTS. 255 



at all tymis quhen soeuer lie pleisis, till scharge with him contrary all vtheris 
quhat scoumeuer, the Kingis Magestie being exceiptit, and for the mair waryfeca- 
tioun of obserfing, fulfilling, and keiping of tins my band of seruis and dependance, 
I haue scoubscryuit the samyng with my hand, day, zeir, and plaice forsaid, before 
thir witnes, 

"William Wiache. Johne Waiche, fear of Dauik. 

William Waiche, witnes. 

Andro Vaiche, witnes. 



215. Indenture between the Eight Honourable Sir Walter Scott of 
Branxsome and Henry Leighe, Depute Warden of West Marches 
of England, as to pledges for Liddesdale. 3d March 1597. 

Indenture at Copshawe Holme, the third day of Marche 1597, betwene the 
Eight Honorable Schir Walter Scott of Branksome, knight, Lorde of Liddesdale, 
and Henrye Leigh, esquier, Depute Warden of the West Marches of England, 
towching the deleuerie of pledges for Liddesdale, conforme to the Princes and theyr 
Highnes Commissioners, as foloweth : first, deliuered by the sayd Lorde of Lides- 
dale, these persons, Scotismen, folowing, vizt. : — 

William Ellwald of Duneleabyre. . 

Syme Armestrang, younger, Larde of Cohithaugh. /nL-rr // /trrr* 

William Ellwald of Steale. 

William Ellwald, soune to Arche of Clintwood. 






William Nixon, alias Kneates, of Highessches. -^ E - Leighe. 

Bono. — Indentour betuixt the Laird of Baclughe and Hary Lieghe. 



216. Bond by Lancie Armestrang, elder of Quhithauch, Sym Armestrang 
of Mayngertoun, and others, to be answerable to the Laird of Balcleuch 
for misdemeanours in Liddesdale. 30th September 1599. 

Be it kend till all men be thir present lettres, we, Sym Armestrang of Maynger- 
toun, Lancie Armestrang, elder of Quhithauch, zoung Lancie Armestrang, sonne 
to Sym of Quhithauch, Johnne Armestrang of Tyneisburne alias lairdis Jok, and 
Nmiane Armestrang of Tueden or of the Maynis ; forsamekle as the richt honor- 



256 THE BUCCLEUCH MUNIMENTS. [1599. 



able the laird of Balcleuch, b3 vertew of the generale band, hes fund caution and 
bund and oblist him that the haill inhabitantis of the boundis of Liddisdaill, and 
sic as are recept therin, sail be ansuerable to the Kingis Maiestie and his lawis, 
vnder the panis contined in the actis maid theranent, and we being willing that he 
sail incur na skaith, hurt, or dammage thairby, we, for our selffis, and takand the 
burding on ws for oure haill brenches, men, tennentis, seruandis, and sic as sail be 
recept on oure landis, rowmes, steadingis and possessionis, or in oure houses, bindis 
and oblissis, coniunctlie and seueralie, that we and oure foirsaidis sail be ansuerable 
to the said laird of Balcleuch, in sort as quhen we or any of our foirsaidis sail be 
called be him, his deputtis, or officiares quhasumeuer of thame selffis for any thing, 
or to ansuer any complaint from England, or vpoun the Kingis Maiestie his liienes 
counsale, or his iustices preissing or chalenge vpoun any complaint from the sub- 
iectis of Scotland, that we, within fyvetene dayis, or vther competent tyme, sail 
present oure selffis, or sic of oure foirsaidis as sail be complined vpoun, personalie, 
or ellis we to becum debtoris for the lossis of the plaintiffis, quhither we or any of 
oure foirsaidis be the actoris of the enormities, sail be chalenged, and we, for oure 
selffis, and takand the burding on ws as said is, coniunctlie and seueralie, sail 
releiue the said laird of Balcleuch anentis all contined in the said generale band, 
and make redresse therof as we sail be changed, coniunctlie or seueralie, be him, 
his deputtis or officiares, incace we or oure foirsaidis be convict in the brek of any 
pointe of the samin, and submittis oure selffis to the said laird of Balcleuchis awin 
court, thair to abyde tryale anent the premissis befoir him and his deputtis, and, 
being convict thairby, we are content and consentis that vpoun the sicht of thir 
presentis and the particulares contined in his decreit letteris, be delyuerance of the 
lordis of Counsale, of horning, poinding and warding, the ane without preiudice 
of the vther, on ane simple charge of thrie dayis alanerlie, be direct thairvpoun, in 
forme as effeiris ; and we, the foirsaidis personis that hes taken the burding on ws, 
as said is, bindis and oblissis ws, oure airis, executouris and assignayis, ilk ane for 
oure awin pairtis, to releue vtheris of the premissis, incase it sail happin any ane 
or mae of ws be changed thairwith by ane vther, and als we bind and oblis ws to 
renew thir presentis to the said laird of Balcleuch sa oft as we sail be chairged 
thairwitb, coniunctlie or seueralie; and, for the mair securitie, we are content, and 
consentis that thir presentis be insert and registrat in the bukis of Counsale, to 
haiff the strenth of ane act and decreit of the lordis thairof, and thair auctoritie 
to be interponed thairto, with lettres and executoriallis of horning, poinding and 
warding, to be direct thairvpoun, the ane without preiudice of the vther, on ane 



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simple charge of thrie clayis alanerlie ; and to that effect constitutis 

and ilk ane of them, coniunctlie and seueralie, 
oure procuratoris, in the maist ample forme of constitutioun, requyring zow, and ilk 
ane of zow, as ze sail be requyred [to] compeir for ws, and in oure names consent to 
the registring heirof, couforme to the mandat abone writtin in all pointis : Quhair- 
anent thir presentis sail be zour warrand. In witnes quhairof we haiff subscryued 
thir presentis with oure handis, as followis, At Branxhelme, the last day of Septem- 
ber, the zeare of God i m v c fourescoir nyntene zeares ; Befoir thir witnessis, Mr. 
Gedeon Murray of Glenpoyte, Robert Scot of Haniiig, Walter Cheisholme of that 
ilk, Robert Scot of Thirlestane, Philip Scot of Dryhoip, Gilbert Eliot of the Maynis, 
William Eliot of Falneesche, Robert Eliot, sonne to William Eliot of Dunliebyre, 
and Henrie Blakie, wryter heirof, and Roger Scot, capitane of the Armetage. 



/JC&*fr4&^&*hP B ?H 



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Robert Scott of Thyrl- 

stane, wytnes. 
Philip Scot, witnes. 
Walter Chisholme, vitnes. 
Mr. G. Murray, witnes. 
Robert Scott, wytnas. 
Gilbert Ellott, wetnes. 
Robert Eliot, sone to Williame Eliot of Dunlibire, wittnes. 

Lancie Armestrang, elder of Quhithauch, and Niniane Armestrang, abone 

writtin, with oure handis at the notaris pen vndersubscryvand, because 

we can nocht wryte oure selffis. 
Ita est Henricus Blakie, notarius publicus, de mandato dictorum Lanciloti 

et Niniani scribere nescientium, vt asseruerunt, testantibus meis signo et 

subscriptione manualibus. 
Ita est, vt supra, Hugo Bowstoun, notarius publicus ac conotarius in premissis, 

de mandato dictorum Lanciloti et Niniani requisitus, manu propria. 



Tertio Octobris Anno, etc., nonagesimo nono. 

Simon Armestrang of Mangertonn and Jok Armestrang, lairdis Jok, abone- 
writtin, with our handis at the notaris pen vndersubscryvand, because 
we can nocht wryte oure selffis. 

Ita est Henricus Blakie, notarius publicus, de mandato dictorum Simonis et 

2k 



258 THE BUCCLEUCH MUNIMENTS. [1599. 

Johannis scribere nescientium vt asseruerunt, testantibus meis signo et sub- 
scriptione manualibus. 
Ita est vt supra Hugo Bowstoun, notarius publicus ac conotarius de mandato 
dictorum Simonis et Joannis in premissis requisites, manu propria. 

217. Bond by Robert Ellot of Reidheuch and others, to the Laird of 
Buccleuch, as to skaith, etc., incurred by him within Liddisdale. 
30th September 1599. 

Be it kend till all men be thir present lettres, ws Robene Ellot of Reidheuch, 
Martine Ellot of Braidley, Jok Ellot of Copschaw, and Williame Ellot of Gorrum- 
berrie, principallis of oure brenche, forsamekle as the richt honorable the Laird 
of Balcleuch, be vertew of the generale band, hes fund cautioun, and bund and 
oblist him that the haill inhabitantis of the boundis of Liddisdaill, and sic as are 
recept thairin, sail be ansuerable to the Kingis maiestie and his lawis vnder the 
panis contined in the actis maid thairanent ; and we being willing that he sail 
incur na skaith, hurt, or dammage thairby, we for oure selffis, and takand the 
burding on ws for oure haill brenche, men, tennentis, seruandis, and sic as sail be 
recept on oure landis, rowmes, steadingis, and possessionis, or in oure houses, 
bindis and oblissis ws, coniunctlie and seueralie, that we and oure foirsaidis sail be 
ansuerable to the said laird of Balcleuch, in sort as quhen we or any of oure foir- 
saidis sail be called for be him, his deputtis or officiares, quhasumeuer of thaim 
selffis for any thing, or to ansuer.any plaint from England, or vpoun the Kingis 
maiestie his hienes counsale, or his iustices preissing or chalenge vpoun any 
complaint from the subiectis of Scotland, that we. within fyvetene dayis or vther 
competent tyme, present oure selffis or sic of oure foirsaidis as sail be complenit 
vpoun personalie, or ellis we to becum debtouris for the lossis of the plaintiffs, 
quhither we or any of oure foirsaidis be the actoris of the enormities sail be 
chalenged ; and we for oure selffis and takand the burding on ws, as said is, 
coniunctlie and seueralie, sail releue the said Laird of Balcleuch anentis all contined 
in the said generale band, and make redresse thairof, as we sail be chairged con- 
iunctlie and seueralie be him, his deputtis or officiares, incace we or oure foirsaidis 
be convict in the brek of any pointe of the samyn, and submittis oureselffis be thir 
presentis to the said laird of Balcleuchis awin court, thair to abyde tryale anent 
the premissis befoir him and his deputtis, and being convict thairby we are con- 
tent, and consentis that vpoun the sicht of thir presentis and the particulares 



1599.] THE BUGGLEUGH MUNIMENTS. 259 



contined in Ms decreit lettres, be delyuerance of the lordis of counsale, of horning 
poinding and warding, the ane without preiudice of the vther, on ane simple 
charge of thrie dayis alanerlie, be direct thairvpoun in forme as effeiris : And we 
the foirsaidis personis that lies takin the burding on ws as said is, bindis and 
oblissis ws, oure airis, executouris, and assignayis, ilk ane of ws for oure awin 
pairtis, to releue vtheris of the premissis incace it sail happin any ane or mae of 
ws be chairged thairwith by ane vther ; and als we bind and oblis ws to renew 
thir presentis to the said Laird of Balcleuch sa oft as we sail be chairged thair- 
with, coniunctlie or seueralie : and for the mair securitie, we are content and con- 
sentis that thir presentis be insert and registrat in the bukis of Counsale and 
Sessioun, to haiff the strenth of ane act and decreit of the lordis thairof, and thair 
auctoritie to be interponed thairto, with lettres and executoriallis of horning, 
poinding, and warding to be direct thairvpoun, the ane without preiudice of the 
vther, on ane simple charge of thrie dayis alanerlie, and to that effect constitutis 
and ilk ane of thame, coniunctlie, and seueralie oure jirocuratouris 
in the maist ample forme of constitutioun, requyring zow, and ilkane of zow, as ze 
sail be requyred, [to] compeir for ws, and in oure names consent to the registring 
of this oure band, conforme to the clause of consent abonewrittin in all pointis, 
quhairanent thir presentis sail be zour warrand : In witnes quhairof we haiff 
subscryued the premissis with oure handis as followis, At Branxhelme, the last 
day of September, the zeare of God l m v c fourescoir nynetene zeares, befoir thir 
witnessis, Mr. Gedeon Murray of Glenpoyte, Robert Scot of Haning; Walter 
Cheisholme of that ilk ; Robert Scot of Thirlestane ; Philip Scot of Dryhoip ; 
Henrie Blakie, notar publik, wryter heirof; Gilbert Eliot of the Maynis; and 
William Eliot of Falneesche ; Robert Eliot, sonne to William Eliot of Dunliebyre ; 
Roger Scot, capitane of the Armetage. 

Robert Eliot, sone to Williame 

Eliot off Dinlybire, wittnes. , , ~ -t^rt" rt 

GUbertt Ellott, wetnis. (jf/WQ.\4- sMw(f ^f V-Cvo^CrK , 

Robert Scott of Thyrlstane, 

wytnes. 

Mr. G. Mvrray, witnes. , T „ „ _ . „ 

„ , _ •" Mairten Ellat of Braidle. 

Robert Scott, wytnas. 

Walter Chisholm, vitnes. 

Philip Scot, witns. 



260 TEE BUGCLEUCE MUNIMENTS. [1603. 

Jok Eliot of Copschaw abonewrittin, with my hand at the notaris pen vnder- 

subscryvand, because I can nocht wryte my selff. 
Ita est Henricus Blakie, notarius publicus, de mandato dicti Johannis scribere 

nescientis, vt asseruit, testantibus meis signo et subscriptione manualibus. 
Ita est, vt supra, Hugo Bowstoun, notarius publicus ac conotarius, de 

mandato dicti Johannis Eliot, in premissis requisitus, manu propria. 

Tertio Octobris anno, etc., nonagesimo nono. 
Williame Eliot of Gorromeberrie, abonewrittin, with my hand at the notaris 

pen vndersubscryvand, because I can nocht wryte my selfF. 
Ita est Henricus Blakie, notarius publicus, de mandato dicti Guilielmi scribere 

nescientis, vt asseruit, testantibus meis signo et subscriptione manualibus. 
Ita est, vt supra Hugo Bowstoun, notarius publicus, ac conotarius, de mandato 

dicti Willielmi Eliot, in rjremissis requisitus, manu propria. 

218. Lease by Sir "Walter Scott of Branxholme, knight, to Gilbert Ellot 
of the Kirktoun, of the lands of Wester Comounsyde, etc. 30th De- 
cember 1603. 
Be it kend till all men be thir present lettres, me, Schir Walter Scott of Branxholme, 
knycht, for seruice done and to be done to me be my louit Gilbert Ellot of the 
Kirktoun, to haue rentallit and admittit, and be the tennour heirof rentallis and 
admittis the said Gilbert Ellott, and his airis kyndlie tennentis to me and my airis 
in all and hail my fourtie schilling land of Westir Comounsyde, and tuenty schil- 
ling land of Norcroft, with the pairtis, pendiclis, and pertinentis of the samyn ; 
payand thairfoir zeirlie the said Gilbert Ellot and his airis, to me and my airis, 
my factouris and seruitouris in my name, the sowme of thrie pundis money of this 
realme of Scotland, at tua termes in the zeir, Witsounday and Mertimes in winter, 
be equale portionis, gif it be askit allanerlie. In witnes heirof (thir presentis 
being writtin be Laurence Scott, wryter in Edinburgh,) I haue subscryuit thir 
presentis with my hand, at Havick, the penult day of December, the zeir of God 
l m sex hundreth and thrie zeiris, befoir thir witnessis, Mr. Gedeon Murray of Erie- 
bank, Jhone Murray, and Mr. Jhone Boss, my servandis, with divers vtheris. 



Mr. G. Mvrray, witnes. 
Mr. Johne Boss, vitnes. 
Johne Murray, witnes. 



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1606.1 THE BUCGLEUCH MUNIMENTS. 261 



'219. Commission by King James the Sixth to create Sir Walter Scott 
of Branxholme, Lord Scott of Bukcleuch. 18th March 1606. 

Jacobus Dei gratia Magne Britannie Francie et Hybernie Eex, etc., Fideique 
Defensor, omnibus probis hominibus suis ad quos presentes litere peruenerint 
salutem : Cum apud omnes reges et liberos principes hisce multis sseculis prse- 
teritis inueterata et maxime laudabili et sacrosancta consuetudine inualuerit et 
obseruatum sit prseferre, honorisque ac dignitatis et pree caeteris eminentise titulis 
et gradibus eos extollere augere et afficere quorum digna et egregia officia et bene- 
merita ex suis virtute plenis conatibus ad augendam suorum princijmm amplitu- 
dinem et obsequia procurandaque suae patriae commoda dignitatem et honorem 
bene meruerint : Nos itaque habita ratione egregiorum officiorum hisce multis 
annis praateritis fidi et charissimi consiliarij nostri Domini Walteri Scott de 
Branxholme, militis, suarumque rerum strenue et fortiter gestarum, in nostram 
nostrique regni et reipublicse egregiam commendationem vtilitatem et laudeni 
multarumque suarum singularium partium cum propensa et liberata dispositione et 
voluntate in nostrum obsequium animique sui affectionem in suam patriam eius- 
demque commoda et honorem coniuncta, dedimus et concessimus, prout hisce 
nostris Uteris, damus concedimus et committimus predilecto nostro consanguineo 
et consiliario Joanni Montis Rosarum Comiti, Domino Grahame et Mukdok, etc. 
nostro primario procuratori seu commissionario in dicto regno nostro Scotise, eoque 
siue segroto siue absente, predilecto nostro consanguineo et consiliario Alexandra 
Comiti Fermeloduni, Domino Fyvie et Vrquhart etc. nostro dicti nostri regni 
Scotiaa Cancellario, nostram amplam et plenam potestatem, procurationem seu com- 
missionem, faciendi, creandi, constituendi, ordinandi et inaugurandi prefatum Domi- 
num Walterum Scott de Branxholme militem, "Walterum Dominum Scott de 
Bukcleuch etc. Dantes, concedentes et committentes ipsi, suisque heredibus mas- 
culis in futurum, dictum titulum, dignitatis et honoris gradum, vt in futurum Domini 
Scott de Bukcleuch vocentur, habeantque locum et suffragia in omnibus ordinum 
regni nostri Scotie comitijs publicis seu parliamentis generalibus et publicis con- 
silijs et conuentibus dicti regni nostri Scotie, sicut eiusdem domini maioresque 
barones eoque nomine, cum omnibus honoribus priuilegijs et immvnitatibus 
cuicunque domino aut maiori baroni dicti nostri regni Scotise pro suo ordine 
debitis : In cuius rei testimonium presentibus magnum sigillum nostrum apponi 
praecepimus : Apud palatium nostrum Albas Aulas decimo octauo die mensis Martij, 



262 THE BUCGLEUGH MUNIMENTS. [1611. 

anno Domini millesimo sexcentesimo sexto et regni nostri annis tricesimo nono et 
tertio. 



[Borso]— Written to the Great Seill, 16th Maij 1606. 
Presented and sealled at Edinburgh, 16th Maij 1606. 



Eo. Scott. 

J. Raithe, gratis. 



220. Minute of Admission of "Walter Lord Buccleugh as one of the 
Privy Council of Scotland. 26th February 1611. 

Apud Edinburgh, vicesimo sexto die mensis February Anno Domini j m vj° vndecimo : 

The quhilk day the Lordis of Secreit CounsaUL according to ane speciall warrand 
and directioun in wryte signed be the Kingis Maiestie, and presentit this day vnto 
thame, ressauit and admittit Walter Lord Bugcleugh to be ane of the nomber 
of his Maiesteis Preuey Counsaill of this kingdome, lykeas the said Lord of 
Bugcleugh acknowlegeing with all dew reuerence and most humble thankis the 
Kingis Maiesteis gratious fauour showne vnto him in preferring of him to this 
place of dignitie and honnour, he humelie vpoun his knees, his hand lyand vpoun 
the holie evangell, maid and gaif his solemne oathe of allegeance and the oathe of 
a preuie counsellour, in the forme, tennour, and wordis following : 

The Oathe of Allegeance. 

I, for testificatioun of my faithfull obedience to my most gratious and redoubtit 
souerayne, James, King of Grite Britayne, France, and Irland, Defendair of the 
Faithe, afferme be this my solemne oathe, testifie and cleclair that I acknouledge 
my said Souerane onlie supreame gouernour of this kingdome ouer all personis 
and in all caussis, and that no foreyne prince, pouer, state, or persone, ather civile 
or ecclesiasticpie, lies ony iurisdictioun, power, or superriotie over the same, and 
thairfoir I do vtterlie renunce and foirsaik all foreyne iurisdictionis, poueris, and 
authorityis, and shall at my vttermost pouer defend, assist, and manteyne his 
Maiesteis iurisdictioun forsaid aganis all deidlie, and nevir declyne his Maiestie 
his pouer nor iurisdictioun by this my oathe, my hand vpoun the holie evangell, 
so help me God. 






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THE BUCCLEUCH MUNIMENTS. 



263 



The Oathe of a Preuie Counsellour. 

I sweare to be ane trew and faithfull seruand vnto the Kingis Maiestie, as ane of 
his Preuie Counsaill, I shall not knowe or vndirstand of ony maner thing to be 
attempted, done, or spokin aganis his Maiesteis persone, crowne, or dignitie royall, 
bot I shall latt and withstand the same to the vttermost of my pouer, and outher 
caus it to be reveillit to his Maiestie himselff or to suche of his Heynes Preuie 
Counsaill as shall aduerteis his Heynes of the same ; I shall in all thingis to be 
moved, treated, and debaitit in Counsell, faithfullie and trewlie declair my myud 
and opinioun according to my hairt and conscience, and sail keepe secreit all 
materis committit and revealed vnto me, or that salbe treated of secreitlie in 
Counsell ; and yf ony of the same treatyis and counsallis shall twitche ony of the 
Counsellouris, I shall not reveill it vnto him, bot sail keepe the same, vntill suche 
tyme as by consent of his Maiestie, or of the Counsaill, publicatioun salbe maid 
thairof, and generallie in all thingis I sail do as a faithfull and trew seruand and 
subiect audit to do to his Maiestie, so help me God, and by the holie contentis of 
this booke. 

Extractum de Libris Actorum Secreti Consilij supremi domini nostri Regis 

per me Jacobum Primrois, clericum eiusdem, sub meis signo et subscrip- 

tione manualibus. 

Jacobus Prymrois. 



221. Patent by King James the Sixth creating Walter Lord Scott of 
Buckcleuch Earl of Buckletjch and Lord Scott of Quitchester 
and Eskdaill. 16th March 1619. 

Jacobus Dei gratia Magne Britannie Francie et Hybernie Eex, etc., Fideique 
Defensor, omnibus probis hominibus suis ad quos presentes litere peruenerint salu- 
tem : Sciatis quod cum in more positum sit apud omnes reges liberosque principes 
multis his annis preteritis illos quorum preclara et insignia gesta bonaque seruitia 
id ipsum demeruit tam ad ipsorum principum potestatem augendam. et obedientiam 
conseruandam quam ad dignitatem honorem et commoditatem suse patriae stabilien- 
dam titulis gradibusque honoris, dignitatis et preeminentiae supra reliquos extollere : 
Et nos memoria recolentes preclara gesta, bonum fidele et gratuitum seruitium 
per predilectum nost[r]um conciliarium Walterum Dominum Scott de Buckcleugh 
suosque predicessores nobis nostrisque preclarissimis progenitoribus tam infra 



264 THE BUCCLEUGH MUNIMENTS. [1624. 

hoc regrmm nostrum quam in exteris nationibus in quarunclam commissionum nobis 
cognitarum sibi demandatarum fideli executione prestitum et impensum, et vt 
ipsum aliosque nostros fideles subditos ad talia laudabilia seruitia tempoi'ibus affu- 
turis exequenda excitaremus ; igitur creauimus, fecimus et constituimus tenoreque 
presentium creamus, facimus et constituimus prefatum predilectum nostrum concili- 
arium Walterum Dominum Scott de Buckcleugh, Comitem de Buckcleugh, Domin- 
um Scott de Quhitchester et Eskdaill, dantes, concedentes et committentes sibi 
suisque lieredibus masculis prefatum titulum, gradum, dignitatem et honorem, vt 
omni tempore affuturo, Comites de Buckcleugh, Domini Scott de Quhitchester et 
Eskdaill indigitentur et appellentur, et vt locum et suffragium in omnibus Parlia- 
mentis generalibus, statuum conventionibus publicisque, dicti regni consilijs prout 
Comites ibidem habeant, vnacum nomine cunctisque alijs honoribus priuilegijs et 
immunitatibus cuiuis Comiti infra dictum regnum nostrum Scotias eorumque ordini 
debitis : Insuper preeipientes Leoni Armorum Regi suisque fratribus fsecialibus vt 
tales insignium et armorum additiones presentibus dicti Walteri Domini Scott de 
Buckcleugh armis adjungant et prescribant quales in talibus adjungere consueuerunt : 
In cuius rei testimonium presentibus magnum sigillum nostrum apponi precepimus : 
Apud Newmarket decimo sexto die mensis Martii, anno Domini millesimo sexcen- 
tesimo decimo nono, regnorumque nostrorum annis quinquagesimo secundo et 
decimo sexto. 

Per signaturam manu Supremi Domini nostri regis suprascriptam, ac manibus 

Cancellarij Regni Scotie et quorundam aliorum Dominorum Secreti Consilii 

eiusdem Eegni subscriptam. 

[Dorso]— Writtin to the Great Seall 29 Martij 1619. 

J. Scott. 
Sealled at Edinburgh 29 Martij 1619. 

Ja. Eaithe. 

222. Information as to Robert Elliot of Reidhuch. [Circa 1624.] 

Information for the Erie of Buccleughe tuitcheing Robert Eliot, callit of 
Reidheuche. 

The said Robert Eliot, callit of Reidheuche, the tyme of the foirfaltrie of vmquhill 
Francis, sumtyme Erie of Bothuell, had in possessioun all and haill the landis of 
Over and Nather Lareistounis, the landis of Reidheuche, the landis of Hartsgarthe 
and Liefauld, the landis of Corrischeill, the landis of Lahauche, the landis of 



1024.] THE BUCCLEUCU MUNIMENTS. 265 

Leyhauche, and the landis of Dowmanie, quhilkis wer all pairtis and pertinentis 
of the lordschip of Liddisdaill; and the said vmquhill Frances, sumtyme Erie of 
Bothuell, being foirfaultit, as said is, in the zeir of G-od 1591, and the richt of the 
haill landis be his foirfaultrie being disponit to the Erie of Buccleughe, his Lord- 
ship sufferit the said Robert Eliot peacibillie to posses the saidis landis quhill the 
said Eobert Eliot miscareit himself, and did conteme the Erie of Buccleughe, baith 
by oppressioun of his tennentis in Liddisdaill, as lykwayes in ploitting all the 
courssis that he could to lay the haill lordship of Liddisdaill waist ; than the Erie 
of Buccleughe, considdering his carriage, did wairne him, in the zeir of God 1608 
zeiris, to flit and remove fra the haill foirsaidis landis, lykeas, vpoun the said 
wairneing, the said Erie of Buccleughe obteinit decreit of removeing aganis him 
for removeing fra the saidis landis, in the said zeir of God 1608 ; and the said 
Erie of Buccleughe being deceist in anno 1612, Walter, now Erie of Buccleughe, 
as sone and air to his vmquhill father, obteinit the said decreit of removeing 
transferrit in him active, and in the said Robert Eliot passive, as the said decreit 
of the dait the fourt of Merche 1612 zeiris beiris ; notwithstanding that this Erie 
of Buccleughe and his father had sufficient richt to the saidis landis continewallie, 
sen the zeir of God 1591, quhilk was the tyme of the foirfaultrie of the said Frances 
Stewart, zit they sufferit the said Robert Eliot peacibillie to posses the saidis landis 
without any payment of maill or dewtie or taxatioun to his Maiestie, to the said 
zeir of God 1612 zeiris, being the space of tuentie ane zeiris ; and the said Robert 
Eliot continewing in his evill courssis, this Erie of Buccleughe, as sone and air to 
his said father, chairgit the said Robert Eliot, with lettres of horneing, to flit and 
remove fra the haill landis abonewrittin, and throw the said Robert his dis- 
obedience, he was denuncit rebell, and put to the home, and lettres of captioun 
and possession purchast thairvpoun. 

Than the said Robert Eliot, apprehending his dainger, delt with this Erie of 
Annandaill, being than designit Johne Murray of Lochmaben, ane of the groumes 
of his Maiesties bedchalmer, King James the Sext, of eternall memorie, that he 
wald travell and deall with this Erie of Buccleughe for ane richt to him of the 
saidis landis, and ane dischairge of all bygaine violent proffeittis of the saidis landis, 
and the Erie of Buccleughe being at Court, the said Erie of Annandaill movit the 
said Erie of Buccleughe to zeild to the said Erie of Annandaill his desyre, and 
thairvpoun the said Erie of Buccleughe gave to the said Erie of Annandaill ane 
band and obligatioun not onlie to grant him ane heretable richt of the saidis 
landis, bot also to dischairge him of all bygaine violent proffeittis of the landis 

2 L 



266 THE BUCGLEUCH MUNIMENTS. [1624. 

abonewrittin ; according to the quhilk band, grantit be the said Erie of Buccleughe 
to the said Earl of Annandaill, the said Erie of Buccleughe, at his comeing and 
returning home to Scotland, gave and grantit to the said Robert Eliot ane hereta- 
bill richt of the saidis landis, with ane dischairg of all bygaine violent proffeittis. 

And all thir foirsaidis being grantit be the said Erie of Buccleughe to the said 
Robert Eliot, in forme and maner abonewrittin, and vpoun hoip of his amendament, 
zit the said Robert Eliot, never being haill myndit, of new againe ploittit aganis 
the said Erie of Buccleughe ane manifest falsit, and caussit vitiat the said disposi- 
tioun and chairtour in the haill substantiall pairtis thairof, and adiectit to the saidis 
landis in thais wordis vitiatit, the landis of Blaikhoip, Greinholles, and Lang- 
hauche, and as he possest himself in the landis trewlie disponit, sua als he possest 
himself in the saidis landis quhilkis he falslie vitiatit in the foirsaid chairtour : 
This coomeing to the Erie of Buccleughe his knawledge, his Lordship caussit 
intent actioun of improbatioun of the said chairtour, with all that had followit 
thairvpoun, and the said Robert Eliot, considdering his awin wrang, was compellit 
to suffer the said chairtour to be decernit to mak na faith for not productioun, and 
sua the haill wryttis wer decernit to mak na faith. 

Thairefter, the Erie of Buccleughe caussit mak ane new wairneing aganis the 
said Robert Eliot for removeing fra the haill landis, obteinet decreit of removeing 
thairvpoun, denuncit him rebell, and pat him to the home. 

Immediatlie thairefter the said Robert Eliot, with his associatis, plottit to haif 
murderit and slaine the said Erie of Buccleughe at Jedburghe, being, as Commis- 
sionar of the Border, in his Maiestie's service. This last ploitting coomeing to the 
Erie of Buccleughe his knawledge, than the Erie of Buccleughe caussit rais vpoun 
the lettres of horneing lettres of captioun, and apprehendit the said Robert Eliot, 
and lettres of possessioun, and thairby enterit to the haill landis ; and the said 
Robert Eliot being apprehendit and incarcerat in maner abonewrittin, confest the 
said interpryce, and sua quhatever the Erie of Buccleughe lies doone, is iustlie 
doone throw the said Robert Eliot his awin demereit. 

223. Examination of Robert Elliot of Redheuch as to his intention of 

murdering the Earl of Buccleuch. 17th and 19th July 1624. 

At Edinburgh, the xvij day of Julij 1624 : In presence of the Lordis Chan- 

cellour, Thesaurour, the Earles of Mortoun, Roxburgh, and Melros : 

Robert Ellott of Ridheugh examinat vpoun the purpous and intentioun of 

taking the Earle of Buggleughis lyffe, deponis that Gib Ellott, callit the Tutour, 



1624.] THE BUCCLEUCH MUNIMENTS. 267 

proponit first to the deponer the murthour of the said Earle, saying the deponer 
wald never be at rest till the Earle wer cutt af, and he vndertooke to do the same 
within a yeir, bot the deponner never advysit nor counselled him thairunto, and 
sayis that Gib come to Jedburgh the tyme of a Justice Courte, and thairafter to 
Edinburgh, to haif done the turne, and grantis that he tauld this mater to Gawine 
Ellott in Halhouse, who ansuerit the deponner that Gib wes bot a feible coutcher 
and wald never do the turne. 

At Halyruidhouse, the xix day of Julij 1624: In presence of the Lordis 
Chancellour and Thesaurour, the Earles of Mortoun, Roxburgh, and 
Melros : 

Robert Ellott being demandit in quhat place Gib Ellott, callit the Tutour, first 
proponit vnto him the purpois concerning the murthour of the Earle of Bugcleugh, 
deponis, the first tyme that Gib Eliot moved that bussynes to him wes at the 
watersyde, neir to the deponeris duelling house of Demaynehelme, whither Gib 
had purpoislie come, quhair after he had regraitted the Earle of Bugcleugh his 
hard vsage of the deponner and the haill name, he brake af the purpois concerning 
the Earle of Bugcleughis lyffe, saying that if he could gett help and mantenance, 
he wald vndertake, vpoun the perrell of his lyffe, to do the turne within a yeir. 
Demandit what he ansuerit quhen Gib first proponned this mater vnto him? 
Grantis that he interteyned the motioun, and that Gib and he had oftentymes pur- 
pois concerning that bussynes, at euery other tyme quhen Gib come to the deponneris 
house. Grantis that within audit dayes after Gib Ellott proponned this bussynes 
vnto him he communicat the same to Gawin Ellott in the Halhouse, who wes verie 
jalouse and suspitious of Gib that he durst not do the turne, calling him a feeble 
fellow : Demandit at what tyme and in quhat place Gib resolued to haif done the 
turne ? Depones, the tyme of the balding of the Justice Courte in Jedburgh and 
thairafter in Edinburgh : Grantis that he wes in Jedburgh at that tyme whiche 
wes appointed for putting thair purpois in executioun. Denyis that ever he gait' 
ony thing to Gib Ellott to do the turne. Demandit, after the purpois failled in 
Jedburgh, quhat was the nixt appointed tyme and place for conferring vpoun that 
subiect 1 Deponis, they had sindrie meetingis and conferenceis thairanent, and that 
Gib Ellott wes of opinioun that the turne might be best done in Edinburgh, and 
with least danger, quhairupoun the deponner and he come to Edinburgh, wher, 
having attendit the event of the bussynes some certane dayes, thay, with Robin 
Young, returnit all home togither, bot denyis that he had ony conference with Gib 



268 THE BUCCLEUGH MUNIMENTS. [1624. 

Ellott at that tyme anent the slaughter of the Earle in the presence and hearing of 
Robin Young; nouther remeinberis he what past betuix thame in thair ryding 
betuix the Maxuelheugh and the Mostoure, hot grantis that befoir he come in to 
Edinburgh he told Robin Young that Gib Ellott had vndertane the bussynes. 
Demandit gif the tyme he wes in Edinburgh Gib Ellott boght ane quhingear and 
broght it to the deponer and Robin Young, and shew it thame, saying that it wes 
a fitt instrument for the purpois they had in hand ? Grantis the same to be of 
veritie. Demandit, after his homecomeing how soone he directit Gib Ellott in to 
Edinburgh 1 Deponis, Within aucht dayes, and grantis that befoir that tyme he 
had send Robin Young in to Edinburgh to receaue the pryce of ane horss quhilk the 
deponner had sauld at his late being in toun. Demandit how meikle of the pryce 
of the horss ordanit he Robin Young to delyver to Gib Ellott 1 Deponis, tuentie 
pund. Demandit quhat conference he had with Gib Ellott after his bakcomeing 
frome Edinburgh, and that the purpois had failled thair 1 Deponis, He inquyred 
sindrie tbingis of Gib, the particularis quhairof he can nocht remember. Demandit 
gif thair wes ony discord betuix Gib Ellott and him befoir his Lady causit sell Gib 
Ellott his nolt 1 Denyis that thair wes ever ony discord or variance betuix him 
and Gib. 

Item, the said Robert Ellott being examinat and demandit anent the stealling 
of Mr. Herone in Chipsies and Williame Charletoun of Islysyde thair kye 1 
Deponis and confess that he wes airt and pairt of the stealling and ressetting of 
sex kye fra Mr. Heroun, about Martymes last, and that Adie and Will Vshearis 
and Gib Ellott, callit the Tutour, being his awne seruandis, wer actouris with him 
in this thift : And forder, he confess that the said Adie and Will Vshearis, his 
seruandis, having stollin frome the said William Charletoun tua kye and ane 
ox, the saidis goodis wer broght to his house and ressett be him and eatin in his 
house. 

224. Memorandum as to the dates of Birth and Baptism of the Children of 
Walter Earl of Buccleuch. [1625-1631.] 

The Birthe of my Lorclis Schilklrne. 
13 November 1625. 
Sonday, Walter was borne. 

20 November, bapteised, the Erll Roxbrugh wittnes. 
Thursday, 21 Descember 1626, Lord Frances was borne. 
2 January 1627, was bapteised, my Ladie E[r]skine wittenes. 



1633] THE BUCCLEUCH MUNIMENTS. 269 

Wedensday, 28 November 1627, David was borne. 

4 Descember, bapteissed. 

January 1629, Ladie Jeine was borne. 

13 February 1629, bapteised. 

1631, xi Apryll, Ladie Mairrie borne. 

November 1621, Ladie Ellizabethe borne, and bapteissed 3 Desember 1621. 

[Dorso.] — The birth and aiges of the lait Errle of Buccleuch his haill bairnes. 

225. Inventory of the Estate of Walter Earl of Buccleuch, and his 
nomination of Tutors Testamentary. 12th January 1633. 

The testament testamentar and inventar of the goodes, geir, sowmes of money, and 
debtes perteaning to vmquhile ane noble and potent lord, Walter Earle of Buk- 
cleuche, Lord Scott of Whitchester and Eskdaill, etc., the tyme of his deceis, who 
deceist in the moneth of j m vj° threttie three yeares, faithfullie maide and 

gevin vp be himself as concerning the nominatioun of his executores and tutores, 
and maid and gevin vp be Michaell Scott, chalmerlane and servitor to the said 
noble Earle, be advyce and at command and directioun of the richt honorabill Sir 
John Scott of Scottistarvat, knicht ; Sir William Scott of Harden, knicht ; Hew 
Scott, then styllit of Dewchar, and now of Gallascheilles ; Erances Scott of Sintoun, 
brother to the said Sir William Scott ; Lawrence Scott of Harperrig, advocat ; Mr. 
William Scott, ane of the clerkes of the Colledge of Justice, his sone ; Bobert 
Scott of Hartwod Myres ; and William Scott, sone naturall to the said vmquhile 
noble Earle, tutores testamentares nominat be his Lordship, in name and behalf of 
Frances, now Earle of Bukcleuche, Lord Scott of Whitchester and Eskdaill, eldest 
laufull sone to the said vmquhile noble Earle, as concerning the inventar of his 
goodes, debtes auchtand to him and debtes auchtand be him : Whilk Frances, now 
Earle of Bukcleuche, Lord Scott of Whitchester and Eskdaill, etc., the said vmquhile 
noble Earle, his father, nominat, maid, and constitute his onlie executour and 
intromettour with his haill goodes, geir, and debtes, in his latter will and testament 
vnderwrittin, as the samyn of the daitt after specifeit at lenth proportes. 

In the first, the said vmquhile noble Earle had the goodes, geir, sowmes of 
money and debtes of the availles and pryces after following, perteaning to him 
the tyme of his deceis forsaid, viz., the number of sevine thowsand old sheipe, 
pryce of the peice therof ourheid, summa, xvj m j c li. : Item, the number of foure 
thowsand lambes, pryce of the peice therof ourheid thretteene shillings iiijd., 



270 THE BUCCLEUCH MUNIMENTS. [1633. 

Summa, ij m vj° lxvj li. xiij s. iiij d. : Item, the number of tuo hundreth nolt, 
younger and elder, pryce of the peice therof ourheid tuentie merkes, summa, 
ij m vj° lxvj li. xiij s. iiij d. : Item, the librarie of the defunctes bookes in his 
chalmeres and studies of Newwark, estimat to the sowme of ij m vj° lxvj li. 
xiij s. iiij d. : Item, in vtenceilles and domiceilles, with hinginges, tapestrie, silver 
plaite, and abuilzementes of the said vmquhile noble Earle his bodie (by the 
airshipe), estimat to the sowme of foure thowsand pundes money. 

Summa of the inventar, xxviij™ j°li. 

Followes the debtes auchtand to the dead. 

Item, ther was auchtand to the said vmquhile noble Earle the tyme of his 
deceis forsaid be Sir Eobert Scott of Thirlestane, knicht, whervnto the said 
vmquhile noble Earle was constitute assignay be Dame Mary Lyoun, relict of 
vmquhile Sir Robert Scott of Cruikstoun, knicht, with advyce and consent of 
Eobert Sempill of Beltries, now hir spous, for his enteres, adebtit and auchtand be 
John Scott, as sone and air to the said vmquhile Sir Robert Scott of Thirlestane, 
knicht, conditionat to be payit be the said vmquhile Sir Robert Scott of Cruik- 
stoun, knicht, to the said Dame Marie Lyoune, his spous, as for ane yearlie annual 
rent of ane thowsand merkes, conditionat to be payit to hir yearlie the yeares of 
God j m vj c tuentie three, tuentie foure, tuentie fyve, tuentie sex, tuentie sevine, 
tuentie eight, tuentie nyne, threttie, threttie ane, and Witsonday and Mertimes 
termes payment therof, j m vj° threttie tuo yeares, conforme to ane decreit gevin 
against the said John befor the Lordes of Counsell and Sessioun, vpon the tuentie 
tuo day of Februar j m vj c threttie three yeares, the sowme of ten thowsand merkes : 
Item, be the tennentes of the defunctes landes and lordshipe of Liddisdaill, the 
cropt and year of God j m vj° threttie three yeares, the sowme of ellevine thowsand 
ane hundreth ellevine pundes xviij s. ix d. : Item, be the tennentes of the defunctes 
lands of Eskdaill Mure, the samyn cropt, sex thowsand ane hundreth ten punds 
vj d. : Item, be the tennentes of the defunctes landes callit the Debaitable Landes, 
the samyn cropt, sex thowsand eight hundreth fyftie three pundes ix s. ij d. : Item, 
be the defunctes tennentes and vtheres adebtit in payment of the defunctes rentes 
within the paroche of Hassendene, the cropt j m vj° threttie tuo yeares, fyve thow- 
sand tuo hundreth three scoire eight pundes xvij s. : Item, be the tennentes of 
Lempitlaw and vtheris adebtit in payment to the defunct of the rentes therof, 
the cropt j m vj c threttie three yeares, ane thowsand three scoire eight pundes xs. : 
Item, be the tennentes of Branksholme of the rentes therof, the cropt j m vj c threttie 



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ane yeares, three thowsand fyve lmndretli fyftie fyve pundes xviij s. vj d. : Item, be 
John Ritclriesone, maltman to my Lord Bukcleuche, conforme to his compt, tuo 
hundreth foure scoire nyne pundes vij s. vj d. : Item, be the tennentes and vtheres 
adebtit in payment to the defunct of the rentes of Teviotdaillheid, Eskdaill, and 
store rowmes therof restand the croptes j m vj c threttie ane and j m vj c threttie tuo 
yeares, threttie sex thowsand three hundreth fourtie ane pundes xj s. : Item, mair 
be them for the cropt j m yj c threttie three yeares, tuentie sex thowsand tuo 
hundreth tuentie nyne punds j s. vj d. : Item, be the tennentes and vtheres adebtit 
in payment to the defunct restand of the rentes of the landes of Ettrik Forrest, 
the cropt j m vj° threttie ane and j m vj c threttie tuo yeares, threttie tuo thowsand 
three scoire foure pundes x s. x d. : Item, mair to them, the cropt j m vj c threttie 
three yeares, tuentie sevine thowsand ane hundreth tuentie tuo pundes xvj s. viij d. : 
Item, be the tennentes and vtheres adebtit in payment of the rentes of the defunctes 
landes in East Lowthiane, viz., the landes of Morhame, Trapren, Over and Nether 
Hailles, Crichtoun, Turniedykes, and Castell Maynes, restand of certane croptes, and 
haill cropt j m vj c threttie three yeares, tuo thowsand ane hundreth tuentie sex 
pundes xix s. x d. : Item, be Sir John Scott of Newburgh, knicht, conforme to his 
obligatioun, three hundreth three scoire thretteine punds vj s. viij d. : Item, be 
James Geddes of Kirkurd, restand of his intromissioun with the defunctes rentes 
and teindes of the baronie of Kirkurd, the croptes and yeares of God 1625, 1626, 
1627, and 1628 yeares, conforme to his compt subscrivit be him at Newwark the 
first day of November 1633 yeares, foure hundreth foure scoire eighteine pundes : 
Item, be William Earle of Mortoune, of bygane annualrentes of certane sowmes 
of money adebtit be him to the defunct, conforme to ane contract maid betuixt 
the defunct and him, and registratt in the Bookes of Counsell vpon the tuentie 
fourth day of November j m vj c threttie yeares, two thowsand pundes : Item, for 
penalties and failzeis of the payment of the annualrent therof tuo hundreth pundes 
money. 

Summa of the debtes auchtand to the dead, j c lxvij m ix c li. i s. ij d. 

Summa of the inventar with the debtes, . j c lxxxxvj m li. j s. ij d. 

Followes the debts auchtand be the dead. 
Item, ther was auchtand be the said vmquhile noble Earle to Sir Bichart 
Grahame, knicht, for the maill and duetye of the landes of Kershoipe, occupyit be 
the defunct and his servantes in his name, the cropt 1633 yeares, three hundreth 
pundes : Item, to the Earle of Northumberland for the maill and dewtie of the 



272 THE BUCCLEUCH MUNIMENTS. [1633. 

lands of , the samyn yeare, ane hundreth tuo pundes : Item, to Mr. 

Walter Scott, minister at Cassiltoun, for serveing the cure at the kirk of Cassiltoun, 
the said cropt 1633, foure hundreth three scoire sex punds xiiis. iiij d. : Item, 
mair to him for furnishing the communione therat the said year, tuelve punds 
xij s. : Item, to John Scott in Castelhill, servant, for his fie the said year, fourtie 
punds : Item, mair to him of bounteith the said year, eight holies oattes, pryce 
therof threttie sex pundes : Item, to Mr. John Douglas, minister at Cannabie, for 
his stipend and serveing the cure therat the said year, ane hundreth three scoire 
sex pundes xiij s. iiij d. : Item, mair to him for the elementes to the communione 
therat the said year, tuentie merkes : Item, to Mr. Robert Cuninghame, minister 
at Hawik, for his stipend and serveing the cure at the kirk of Hawik the said 
year, tuo hundreth three scoire sex pundes xiij s. iiij d. : Item, mair to him for the 
elementes to the communione therat the said year, fourteine punds viij s. : Item, 
to Mr. William Clerk, minister at Wiltoune, for his victuall stipend for serveing 
the cure at the said kirk of Wiltoun the said year, tuelve bolles victuall, half beir 
half heipit aitt meill, at ten punds x s. the boll ourheid, inde ane hundreth threttie 
sex pundes : Item, mair to him for furnishing of the elementes to the communione 
therat the samyn yeare, nyne pundes xij s. : Item, mair to him of silver duety and 
stipend for serveing the cure at the said kirk the samyn year, three hundreth 
threttie three pundes vj s. viij d. : Item, to Mr. Alexander Forrest, minister at 
Hassenden, for his stipend and serveing the cure at the said kirk the samyn year, 
three hundreth threttie three pundes vj s. viij d.: Item, mair to him for the elementes 
to the communione therat the said year, nyne pundes xij s. : Item, to James Scott, 
servant, for keiping of the teynd yaird of Hawik, bigging the dykes therof, and 
heiding the stakes of the samyn the said year, eighteine pundes : Item, to John 
Ritchisone, officiar and clerk in the defunctes baroune courtes, for his fie the said 
year, ane hundreth pundes : Item, to Robert Mean, maissone, for his fie and work 
wrocht be him at Branksholme the said year, foure scoire sevine punds iij s. iiij d. : 
Item, to Alexander Haldine, chalmerlane to the defunct of the landes of Lempitlaw, 
for his fie the said year, fyftie ane pundes : Item, to Mr. William Grahame, 
minister at the kirk of Ewes, for his stipend and serveing the cure at the kirk of 
Ewes the said year, ane hundreth three scoire sex pundes xiij s. iiij d. : Item, mair 
to him for the elementes to the communione therat the said year, ten merkes : 
Item, to William Strang, servant, for his fies fra Mertimes 1632 to Mertimes 
1633, ane hundreth pundes : Item, to Robert Bigget, servant, for his fie the said 
space, tuentie punds : Item, to William Noble, servant, for his fie the said space, 



1633.] THE BUCCLEUCH MUNIMENTS. 273 

tuentie pundes : Item, to Pundler for his fie and bounteith the said 

year, tlirettie foure punds ij s. iiij d. : Item, to the workmen and servantes of 
Branksholme the said year, three scoire tuo punds xvij s. : Item, to William 
Linkvpe, wricht and servant, for work wrocht be him at Branksholme and Hawik 
the samyn year, lxxxix li. xiij s. iiij d. : Item, to Edmound Scott, servand and 
officiar, for his fies the samyn year, three scoire fyfteine pundes : Item, to Andro 
Scott, chirurgiane, for his pensioun the said year, foure bolles heipit oatt meill, at 
ellevine punds the boll, inde fourtie foure pundes : Item, to Issobell Dischintoun, 
servant, for hir fies the said year, tuentie ane puncles xiij s. iiij d. : Item, to John 
Clepane, for half ane yeares pensioun the said year, j° li. : Item, to Bobert Crich- 
toun, shireff of Dumfreis, for the taxatioun of the defunctes landes within the 
sherefdome of Dumfreis, the terme of Mertimes 1633 yearis, three scoire fyfteine 
pundes : Item, to Bobert Gray, servant and groome to the defunct at Holland, ane 
hundreth threttie three pundes vj s. viij d. : Item, to Marjorie Braidie, servant 
woman, for half ane yeares fie, tuentie fyve pundes : Item, to the ordinar maisseres 
befor the lordes for their fie and pensioun the said year, tuentie punds : Item, to 
the said Lawrence Scott of Harperige, advocat, for his pensioun the said year, 
foure hundreth punds : Item, to Sir Henrie Wartlaw, collector of his Majesties few 
mailles of Ettrik Forrest the said yeear, ane thowsand three scoire three pundes 
xij s. viij d. : Item, to Mr. James Cokburne, shereff deput of Haddintoun, for the 
taxatioun of the defunctes lands within the sherefdome therof, the terme of Mertimes 
1633 yeares, ane hundreth threttie three punds vj s. viij d. : Item, to John Castel- 
law, chaiplane, for his yeares pensioun furth of St. Marie Kirk of the Lowes, ane 
hundreth merkes : Item, to Andro Sinclare for his yeares pensioun the samyn 
year, ane hundreth pundes : Item, to James , for his half yeares pensioun 

adebtit to him be the defunct, tuo hundreth pundes : Item, to John Clapen for his 
half yeares pensioun adebtit be the defunct to him, ane hundreth pundes : Item, 
to my Lord Earle of Hadingtoun for his releife of the taxatioun of the defunctes 
landes the terme of Mertimes 1633, ane hundreth threttie ane pundes iiij s. : Item, 
to Sir Thomas Hoipe, knicht, advocat to our soveraigne Lord, for ane yeares 
pensioun, adebtit be the defunct to him, fourtie pundes : Item, to 
Scott of Satscheilles, half ane boll teynd meill for the landes of Dodheid, the cropt 
1633, fyve pundis : Item, to my Lord Earle of Traquair of rentallit teynd oat meill 
for the lands of Fauldshope the samyn cropt, fyve bolles half ane boll meill, at ten 
punds the boll, inde lv li. : Item, to William Scott, chalmerlane of the Forrest, ten 
bolles rentallit teynd oatt meill of the lands of Tinneis the samyn cropt, pryce 

2 M 



274 THE BUCCLEUCH MUNIMENTS. [1633. 

forsaid ane lrandreth punds : Item, to Eobert Ogilvie, procuratour fiscliall of the 
commissariat of Pebles, of pensioun the said year, three bolles meill, pryce therof 
forsaid, inde xxx li. : Item, to John Dalgleis, servant and officiar of the forrest, 
ane boll meill, pryce therof ten pundes : Item, to Mr. James Scott, minister at 
Yaro kirk, for his stipend and serveing the cure therat the said yeare, foure 
hundreth pundes : Item, to William "Wallace, shereff clerk of Selkirk, for the 
taxatioun of the lands of Craik, the term of Mertimes 1633 yeares, fourtie merkes : 
Item, to William Elliot, baillie of Selkirk, for the personage teynds of Newwark, 
the said cropt, sevine punds : Item, to the said William Scott, chalmerlane of the 
forrest, for his fie the said year, four hundreth fourtie pundes : Item, to Thomas 
Hunter, servand, for his fie the said year, ane hundreth fyftie eight pundes : Item, 
to John Robesone, cuik, for his fie dureing the said space, tuentie sex punds xvij s. 
iiij d. : Item, to Agnes Scott, servant, for hir fie dureing the said space, tuelve 
pundes : Item, to Thomas Makall, now servant, for his fie dureing the said space, 
fyftie fyve punds xvj s. : Item, to Edmound Scott, officiar in Tiviotdaill, three 
score three punds : Item, to James Adamsone, for ane yeares chalmermaill, fyftie 
pundes : Item, to Mistres Jeane Scott, sister to the defunct, for hir Mertimes 
termes pensioun 1633, ane hundreth three scoire sex punds xiij s. iiij d. : Item, to 
James Grahame, footman to the defunct, for his yeares fie, tuentie punds : Item, 
to Mr. Alexander Livingstoun, for the lords of sessioun their contributioun the 
said terme, sevinteine punds money. 

Summa of the debtes auchtand be the dead, vij m iij c xxxix li. iij s. iiij d. 

Eestes of Me geir, the debtes deduceit, . j c lxxxviij m vj c lx li. xviij s. 

To be divydit in tuo pairtes, deades pairt is, lxxxxiiij m iij xxx li. ix. s. 

Wherof the quott is componit for. 

Followes the deades Legacie and Latter Will. 
Be it knawin to all men be thir present lettres, me, Walter earle of Bukcleuche, 
Lord Scott of Whitchester and Eskdaill, that forsomeikle as I am of purpose and 
intentioun (God willing) schortlie to pas furth of this realme of Scotland to the 
pairtes of Ingland, Holland, and vtheres forraigne pairtes and countries, as my 
effaires shall requyre, and considering and calling to mynd ther is nothing more 
certane to all men nor death, and nothing more vncertane nor the tyme therof, 
therfore I have maide, and be thir presentes makes my latter will and testament 
as followes : — To wit, first, I recommend my saull to God, maker and creator 
therof, and beleive to be saved throw the merittes of Jesus Christ, my Redeemer : 



1633.] THE BUCCLEUCH MUNIMENTS. 275 



Item, I make and constitute Frances Lord Scott, my eldest laufull sone, he being 
on lyfe, and (failzeaing of him be deceis) my appeirand maill appeirand to succeid 
to me in my landes and leiving, my onlie executor and vniversall intromettour 
with my haill goodes, geir, and debtes, with power to him to give vp the in- 
ventar therof for confirmatioun of tlie samyn as vse is : Item, I nominat Sir 
John Scott of Scottistarvat, knicht ; Sir William Scott of Harden, knicht ; Hew 
Scott of Dewchar ; Frances Scott of Sintoun, brother to the said Sir William 
Scott ; Lawrence Scott of Harperig, advocat ; Mr. William Scott, his sone ; 
Eobert Scott of Hartwoodmyres ; and William Scott, my sone naturall, or any foure 
of them acceptand the said office ; the saids Sir John Scott, Sir William Scott, 
Laurence Scott, Mr. William Scott, and the said William Scott, my sone naturall, 
or any ane of them, being ane of the foure tutores testamentares to my haill bairnes, 
or so many of them as bees within the yeares of tutorie after my deceis : Item, I 
requeist and intreate the richt honorabill my verie good lordes and freindes after- 
mentionat, viz., James marques of Hamiltoun, etc. ; William earle Arroll, etc. ; 
George earle of Wintoun, etc. ; Eobert earle of Eoxburghe, etc. ; John lord 
Erskine, etc. ; James lord Eos, etc. ; and Sir John Murray of Eavelrige, knicht, 
or their aires maill, past their aige of tuentie ane yeares compleit, or any three of 
them, to be overseeres to the saids tutores of my forsaides bairnes, and to have ane 
speciall care that my bairnes be weill and honorablie vseit, and that my liveing be 
not exhaustit with the burden taken be me thervpon, and that the readiest of my 
goodes, geir, and rentes be waireit and bestowit for releiveing of the saids burdenes ; 
and ordeanes the forsaides tutores of my saides bairnes and all vtheres tutores to 
be nominat be them in the caisses after specifeit, or ather of them, to make yearlie 
compt of their intromissioun, charge and discharge, in exerceing the said office to 
my vtheres foirnameit freindes and overseeres, or to any three of them, and that 
yearlie at the farthest, within the space of ane year and ane half, dureing the haill 
tyme of their said office of tutorie to my saides bairnes, or any of them, and gif it 
shall happin the saides tutores to failzea in makeing compt of their intromissioun, 
charge and discharge of executeing their said office yearlie, or at the farthest within 
the space of ane year and ane half, the saids tutores being allwayes requyreit to 
make their saids compts be any three of the foirsaids overseeres, and appoynting 
the place for makeing the saids tutour comptes to be ather in Branksholme or 
Newwark, vpon the premonitioun of fyfteine dayes of befor, in presence of ane 
notar and witness, as effeires, then and in that caice it shalbe lisume to my 
vtheres freindes and overseeres abovespecifeit, or any three of them, to displace 



276 THE BUCCLEUCH MUNIMENTS. [1633. 

the saides tutores, and to nominat, constitute, and place vtheres in their said office 
of tutorie, and that once or ofter, as the saids tutores, norninat or to be nominat, 
to my saids bairnes shall committ the said failzea : And lykewayes I will and 
declaire that it shall not be lisume to the foirnameit tutores testamentares, nominat 
or to be nominat, to my saids bairnes, in the caisses afterspecifeit, or ather of them, to 
sett any takes or rentalles, long or schort, of my saids lands, rentes, or living, or any 
pairt therof, without the speciall advyce and consent of my foirnameit vtheres 
freindes and overseeres, or any three of them, first had and obteanit therto in 
writt : And if they doe in the contrair, in that caice the foirsaides takes and ren- 
talles shalbe null : And in the samyn caice it shalbe lisume to the forsaids over- 
seeres, or any three of them, to displace the saidis tutores, and to nominat and 
place vtheres in their said office of tutorie, and that once or ofter, as the saids 
tutores, nominat or to be nominat, to my saids bairnes shall happin to contraveine 
the provisioun above writtin, to the nominatioun of the whilkes vtheres tutores to 
be nominat to my saids bairnes be my freindes and overseeres above specifeit, once 
or ofter in the caisses above mentionat, or ather of them, I (now as then and then 
as now) interpone my privilege, prerogative, and auctoritie, and (now as then and 
then as now) be thir presentes, nominat whatsumevir persones to be nominat to 
the said office of tutorie to my saides bairnes be my saids freindes and overseeres, or 
any three of them, in the caisses above specifeit, or ather of them, once or ofter as 
said is, in tutores testamentares to my saids bairnes, or so many of them as bees 
within the yeares of tutorie for the tyme, and will grant and declaire their nomi- 
natioun and constitutioun in and to the said office be my saids freindes and over- 
seeres above specifeit, or any three of them, to be als sufficient in all respectes as 
gif they wer nominat in the said office in the caisses forisaides, or ather of them, 
be me be this my latter will. In witnes of the whilk thing I have subscrivit thir 
presentes with my hand (writtin be Andro Wentoun, servitour to Mr. Frances Hay, 
wryter to His Majesties Signet), at Morpeth, the tuelve day of Januar, the year 
of God j m vj c threttie three yeares, befor thes witnesses, John Pringill of Stichell 
and Patrik Scott, Walter Scott, William Tunno, our servitores : Sic subscribitur, 
Buccleuche, John Pringill, witnes ; Patrik Scott, witnes ; Walter Scott, witnes, 
William Tunno, witnes. 1 

1 This will was executed in duplicate. One Mr. Francis Hay, W.S. The duplicate con- 

of the original duplicates is in the Buccleuch firmed, and the confirmed extract of which is 

charter-chest. It bears to have been writ- printed above, bears to have been written by 

ten by Mr. Alexander Lindsay, servitor to Andrew Wintoun, servitour to Mr. Hay. 



1633.] THE BUGCLEUCH MUNIMENTS. 277 

I John Peter, wryter to his Maiestie's Signet, commissar of Pebles, speciallie con- 
stitute for confirmatioun of testamentes within the boundes of the scherefdomes 
of Pebles, Roxburgh, and Selkirk, and David Peter, my brother, my deput of the 
samyn ; be the tenour hereof, ratifies, approves, and confirmes this present testa- 
ment or inventar, in so far as the samyn is duelie and laufullie maid and gevine vp 
of tlie goodes and geir above specifeit alanerlie ; and gives and committes the intro- 
missioun with the samyn to the said noble Earle Frances, now Earle of Bukcleuche, 
Lord Scott of Whiten ester and Eskdaill, etc., onlie executor nominat be the said 
vmquhile Walter Earle of Bukcleuche, etc., his father, etc. : Eeservand compt to be 
maid be him therof, as accordes of the law ; and the said Michaell Scott, in respect 
of the said noble Earle his minoritie, and be directioun and at command of the 
tutores testamentares above nameit, maid faith that the said executor should leillilie 
and trewlie exerce and vse the said office, and is become cawtioun that the saides 
goodes shalbe furthcumeand to all pairties haveand enteres as law will, as ane act 
maid thervpon beires : This testament confirmit vpon the nynth day of Junii j m vj° 
threttie fyve yeares, is extract furth of the Register of Testamentes of the said 
Commissariat be me, Patrik Vaitche, clerk therof, witnessing herevnto my signe 
and subscriptioun manuall. 

Pa. Vaitche. 

I, John Peter of Whitslaid, advocat commissar of Pebles, speciallie constitute for 
confirmatioun of testamentes within the boundes of the scherefdomes of Pebles, 
Roxburgh, and Selkirk, and David Plenderlaith, ane of the baillies of Pebles, my 
deput, be the tenour hereof, ratifies, approves, and confirmes the said Frances, now 
Earle of Bukcleuche, Lord Scott of Whitchester and Eskdaill, etc., executor testa- 
mentar to the said vmquhile Walter Earle of Bukcleuche, etc., his father, in and to 
the bolles, victuall, pryces therof, sowmes of money, and debtes vnderwrittin, adebit, 
and auchtand to the said vmquhile noble Earle be the persones respectiue after- 
mentionat, omittit and left furth of the principall confirmit testament above- 
writtin, and now laitelie, since the confirmatioun therof, come to the said executor 
testamentar his knowledge, viz., In and to the sowme of fyve hundreth merkes 
Scottes money for the Witsondayes termes duetie j m vi° threttie three yeares, 
adebtit and auchtand to the said vmquhile noble Earle, as assignay constitute be 
Dame Margaret Lyon and Robert Semple of Beltries, her spous, for his enteres 
be John Scott, sone and air to vmquhile Sir Robert Scott of Thirlestane, knicht, 
conforme to ane decreit of suspensioun gevin befor the Lordes of Counsell and 



278 THE BUCCLEUCH MUNIMENTS. [1633. 

Sessioun, vpon the tuentie tuo day of Februar j m vj c threttie three yeares, in favores 
of the said vmquliile Walter Earle of Bukcleuche, against the said John Scott, in 
and to the sowme of tuelve pundes money, for the pryce of ilk boll of sex scoire 
tuelve bolls oat meill, adebit and auchtand be James Geddes of Eanchane, at leist 
in the handes of the tennentes of the paroche and baronie of Kirkurd, be his 
neglect for the teynd duetie of the said paroche and baronie of Kirkurd, and that 
yearlie, the croptes and yeares of God j m vj° tuentie nyne, j m vj c threttie, j m vj° 
threttie ane, j m vj° threttie tuo, j m vj° threttie three, and j m vj° threttie foure 
yeares, be the space of sex yeares, extending to the sowme of nyne thousand fyve 
hundreth and foure pundes, in and to the sowme of threttie foure pundes adebit 
and auchtand be William Elliot in Midlesteid, executor, at the leist vniversall 
intromettour with the goodes and geir of vmquhile David Elliot, there, in and 
to the sowme of ane thowsand three hundreth foure scoire merkes of principall, 
tuo hundreth sevine merkes for three termes annual rent therof, and ane hundreth 
merkes of penaltie adebit and auchtand be Adam and John Nicolsones in Nether- 
halles, conjunctlie and severallie, conforme to their obligatioun ; in and to the 
sowme of fyftie merkes money of principal], fyfteine pundes for foure yeares 
and ane half year annual rent therof, and ten pundes of penaltie adebit and 
auchtand be John Mitchelsone in Nether Lugtoune, conforme to his obligatioun ; 
in and to the sowme of ane hundreth merkes of principall, fyftie merkes for fyve 
yeares annual rent therof, and tuentie punds of penaltie adebit, and auchtand be 
the said John Mitchelsone, conforme to his vther obligatioun ; in and to the sowme 
of sex scoire fourteine pundes of principall, and tuentie pundes of penaltie, adebit 
and auchtand be Hector Cranstoun, in Langholme, conforme to his obligatoun ; 
in and to the sowme of ane thowsand eight hundreth fyftie eight pundes xviij s. 
iiij d. of principall, ane hundreth foure scoire fyve pundes xviij s. for ane yeares 
annual rent therof, and tuo hundreth pundes of penaltie, adebit and auchtand be 
the said Hector Cranstoun conforme to his vther obligatioun ; in and to the sowme 
of tuo hundreth foure scoire sevine pundes of principall, and threttie pundes of 
penaltie, adebit and auchtand be Walter Chisholme of Parkhill, and James 
Chisholme, his eldest laufull sone, conjunctlie and severallie, conforme to their 
obligatioun ; and in and to the sowme of ane hundreth merkes of principall, foure 
scoire fyve merkes for eight yeares and ane half year annual rent therof, and ten 
pundes of penaltie, adebit and auchtand be James Scott, sone to vmquhile John 
Scott of Newwark, conforme to his obligatioun, extending, the forsaides whole sowme 
omittit, as said is, to the sowme of fourteine thowsand tuentie three pundes nyne 



1633.] THE BUCGLEUCH MUNIMENTS. 279 

scliillinges viij d. money, whilk being divydit in tuo pairtes (conforme to tlie divi- 
sioun of the principall confirmit testament), deades pairt, is sevine thowsand ellevine 
pundes xiiij s. x d. money, and gives and committes the intromissioun with the 
samyn to the said Frances, now Earle of Bukcleuche, executor forsaid ; Reserveand 
compt to be maid be his Lordship therof, as accordes of the law, and that the 
saides goodes shalbe furthcomeand to all pairties haveand enteres as law will ; 
this eik confirmit vpon the second day of Junii j m vj c fourtie nyne yeares, is 
extract furth of the Register of Testamentes of the said commissariat, be me, Patrik 
Vaitche, clerk therof, witnessing hervnto my signe and subscriptioune manuall. 

Pa. Vaitche. 

226. Inventory. [Circa 1633.] 

Ane Inventour of the Earle of Buccleuchis Tronkis quhich gois to Holland. 

In the first, in ane great tronk, barred with oak, ane suit of scarlat clothis, with 
ane cassack laid over with ane silver and gold broad laice in all pairtis. 

Item, ane pair of black velvot breikis, with ane clok lyned with schag all 
schamarred our with black silk lace, with ane doublat of satin thairto cutt in band. 

Item, ane black figured satin clock, lyned with pan, with ane pair of breikis 
thairto, with ane doublat of floured taffatie. 

Item, ane clock of black figured velvot, with ane doublet and breikis thairto, 
the clock lyned with pan. 

In ane plain tronk. 

Item, ane suit of gray colloured clothis, with ane clok lyned with pan. 

Item, ane suit of tannj colloured clothis, with ane cassack lyned with watered 
tafiatj, with gold and silver buttounis on both the suittis. 

Item, ane box with ane pair of reid garteris and rosis with silver and gold 
laice. 

Item, ane pair of black garteris and rossis with gold and silver laice. 

Item, ane pair of black garteris and rossis with silk laice, with ane pair of 
black garteris and rosis plain. 

Item, ane pair of black silk stockinis, with ane pair of grein, with ane pair 
incarnat, with ane pair tannj collored, all silk stockinis. 

Item, ane cabinet with writtis. 

Item, ane quhyt nicht wastcot, with ane old satin day wastcot. 



280 THE BUCGLEUGH MUNIMENTS. [1613. 

Item, ane niclit goun of floured velvot lyned with schag. 
Item, ane great furred goun with hood and mittounis thairto. 
Item, ane pair of gray milned stockinis. 

Off Boottis and Schowis. 

Item, thrie pair of gray walking bootis, quhairof one pair ar new. 
Item, ane pair of new gray waxed bootis. 
Item, sax pair of schewis new and old. 

Off Linningis in ane littill Tronk. 

Item, sax old schirtis for the day. 

Item, thrie new nycht schirtis. 

Item, four half schirtis. 

Item, sax new Holland bandis, with cufiis. 

Item, thrie cutwark bandis. 

Item, four rums, and four pair ruff cuffis. 

Item, thrie pair of laiced boothose, with tuo pair with topis. 

Item, sax plain hand cursches. 

Item, sax nycht capis. 

Item, ane sueit bag, with ane pair sueit glovis. 

Item, ane nycht cap with silver laice. 



227. Order by the Earl of Buccleuch to Patrick Scott, writer, to 
advance 9000 merks for the public use. 31st August 1643. 

Patrik Scott, wryter hi Edenburgh, faile not, after the sight heereof, to lend 
to the publict, in my name, nyne thowsand merkis money out of the first and 
reddiest of your intromissiones with my rents, and delyuer the same to Sir Adam 
Hepburne of Humbie, knight, their collector generall, ressaving from him the 
securitie appoynted by the Committee of Estates to be gevin for sowmes of money 
borrowed for the publict employments of this kingdome, whereanent these pre- 
sentis, with his receipt and securitie forsaid, sail be to yow ane sufficient warrand, 
and allowed in your accompts. Dated att Edenburgh, the last day of August j m vj c 
fourtie three yeeres. 

BUCCLEUCHE. 

Argyll consents. 



1644.] THE BUCGLEUCH MUNIMENTS. 281 



228. Obligation by the Committee of Estates to repay the Earl of Bue- 
CLEUCH 9000 merks lent them for public purposes. 31st August 1643. 

Edinburgh, 31 Augusti, anno 1643: Forsameikle as the right honorabill the 
Erie of Buccleuch hes presentlie payed and delivered to Sir Adam Hepburne of 
Humbie, in name of the publik, and for the present necessar effaires and expe- 
dition therof, the soume of nyne thowsand merks Scottish money, as by his ticket 
of resset of the date of thir presents shawne to the Committie of Estates beares, 
and quhilk soume is lent by him at the desire of the said Committee, therfor the 
said Committie of Estats declares that this soume shall remaine as a publik debt 
vpon the countrey, and binds and obleisses thame, in name of the Estats and haill 
body of this kingdome, to cause repay and deliver back againe the said soume, with 
ane quarters annuelrent, betwixt and the first day of December nixt to come, to 
the said Erie of Buccleuch, his aires, executours, and assignes, togither with the 
annualrent therafter during the not payment of the soume, and for thar further 
securitie declars that this payment shall be out of the first and readiest of the 
soumes of money quhilk shall be collected and received by the Collector Generall 
of the taxation latlie granted for payment of the foote companyes and horse 
troupes, or out of the remainder of the loane money over and above what is alreadie 
disposed vpon, or out of any other money quhilk shall come from England for the 

vse of the publike. 

Arch. Primerose, Cles. Com. 



229. Complaint by Francis Earl of Buccleuch to the Estates of 
Parliament as to the command of his contingent. 29th June 1644. 

My Lordis, and vtheris of the Estates of Parliament, vnto your Lordships humblie 
meanes and shewes, I, your seruitour, Francis Earle of Buccleuch, etc., and my 
curatores for their entress, that quhair, by orders come from the Lieutenant- 
Generall, our men of our landis lyand within the scherefdome of Drumfreis, to the 
number of one hundreth and ten of them, are appoynted to be carried to the 
Governor of the towne of Drumfreis, to serve on foote vnder him, being well 
furnished in armes, and for euery ten footemen a trouper, well furnished, and a 
baggage horse, and that notwithstanding that the men appoynted to be levied 
within oure saidis boundis are appoynted by a committee of your Lordships' 
number to goe vnder the command of the Master of Cranstoun, as the former levy 

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282 THE BUCCLEUCH MUNIMENTS. [1644. 

was vnder our owne command, and swa thereby separat for these expeditiones fra 
that scherefdome of Drumfreis, whairby we are doubly troubled, both be the said 
Master of Cranstoun and Governor of Drumfreise, who stand in competition with 
ws, threatening if we ansuer not their demands, that our landis shall be plundered, 
and troupes of horsemen putt vpoun ws to enforce ws thairto maist wrangouslie, 
considdering it is of veritie that we haue hitherto bene euermore most willing and 
ready to advance and prosequute the good cause in hand with the hazard of our 
Hues and estates, and for that effect in tymes bygane haue adventured our selues, 
and done euery thing incumbent to ws ; and it is not vnknowne to your Lord- 
ships what danger our boundis hes bene in, and how ready our haill freinds, 
vassalls, and tennentis have bene to reencounter the invasiones made vpoun the 
Borders by the English and our disaffected countreymen, lykeas the charge putt 
vpoun ws is farre disproportionable to the number of our men, extent of our rent 
in these boundis, and your Lordships' orders, because the number we aught to 
putt outt of the forsaid boundis audit to ansuer the proportion of the men within 
the seuerall paroches, conforme to the generall order sett downe ; and this will 
appeare to make onely at the maist threescoir men, or thairby, as be the seuerall 
rollis of the haill numbers of men within the saidis paroches, subscriuit be the 
seuerall ministers thairof, it sail be instructed : Lykeas, as is wrangously craved be 
the said Governour, we aught not to advance a trouper and a baggage horse for 
euery ten footemen, because the burdene of troupers and baggage horses aucht to 
ansuer the proportion of the true valued rent of the places furth whereof they are 
appoynted to be levied, and not the number of men, and in this we shall make it 
appeare that they are verie exorbitant, and the number craved to be exacted is farre 
different to the proportion of our rent in these places, and the orders sett downe, 
and thairfoir baith the saidis parties aught to be discharged fra all further troubling 
ws, our freindis, vassalls, and tennentis with such exorbitant demands, and the ane 
of them commanded to accept from ws the number of men, troupers, and baggage 
horses, corresponding to the number of men within the forsaids boundis, and the 
extent of our true valued rent, according to the orders sett downe be your Lord- 
ships or the committees of your number allanerlie, and na farther. Heirfoir wee 
beseeke your Lordships by these presentis to discharge baith the said Master of 
Cranstoun and Governor of Drumfreis, or either of them, to trouble ws, our freinds, 
vassalls, and tennentis any more with their exorbitant demands, and to command 
ane of them to accept from ws, as your Lordships sail appoynt, the forsaid number 
of threescoir men, efter tryall and production of the forsaid subscryved rollis, 



1648.] THE BUCCLEUCH MUNIMENTS. 283 



with the troupers and baggage horses efferrand to the true valued rent of the 
boundis, according to the publict orders sett downe and obserued through the haill 
kingdome and your Lordships' ansuer. 

29 Junii 1644. 
The Committie appoyntit for the leveis findis that the foot and hors within writtin 
aught to go alongst with thes otheris of the schyre, and that sua the samen will 
pertein to the Maister of Cranstoune, and nae wayis to the Governour of Dumfreis ; 
and als findis that the supplicant sould putt furthe onlie the halff of the men and 
hors quhilkis sould haue bein putt out in the first expeditioune ; and that the 
troup horss sould be put out according to the rentis and proportioune of the samen 
within the scherefdome allannerhe, and discharges all commanderis and officeris of 
exacting anie farder. 




230. Order by the Committee of War for Roxburghshire to the Bailie of 

the Earl of Buccleuch to bring soldiers to the Master of Cranstoune, 
their Colonel. 5th July 1644. (Copy.) 

At Jedburgh, the fyift day of Julij 1644, the quhilk day the comittie of warr 
within the Schrefdome of Boxburghe ordenis Walter Scott of Braidhauch, baillie 
to the Earle of Buccleuche, of thes four kirkis of Eskdadl, Ewisdaill, and the 
debaittable land, belanging to the said Earle of Buccleuche, betuixt and Freday 
nixt the twelff of this instant, to bring thes sojouris to be broucht out of thes 
parochenis allongis to Cradling to the Maister of Cranstone, thair appointit Collo- 
nell, or some wtheris in his name appointit be him to resseave thame ; bringand 
allongis with them thair twentie dayis provisioune according to the orderis. 

A. CROMBIE, Cls. 

231. Commission by King Charles the First to Francis Earl of 
Buccleuch, &c, to apprehend Mosstroopers. 2d December 1648. 

Charles B. 
Charles, be the grace of God King of Great Britane, France, and Ireland, 
Defender of the Faith, to all and sundrie our leiges and subjects whom it effeires ; 



284 THE BUCCLEUCH MUNIMENTS. [1648. 

forsameikill as wee takeing into consideration the manie remonstrances and 
supplicationes given in to the Lordes of our Privie Counsell, and to the Committee 
of our Estates of Parliament of this our kingdome of Scotland, be the heretors and 
inhabitants of our Southerne Shyres thairof, touching the insolencies, murthers, 
slaughters, robberies, depredationes, thiftes, and other nefarious crymes committed 
by clay and night vpon them by the mosse troupers, theifes, robbers, and vtheris 
wicked and lawlesse men, who convocat themselffes together, armed with hostile 
furniture, for the better inabling them to committ these villanies and disturbe the 
peace of these boundes ; and wee beeing most willing that all laufull meanes bee 
vsecl for suppressing these insolencies, punishing the offenders, and securing the 
quyet of this our kingdome, and haveing good experience of the affection and 
abilities of our right trustie cousens and counsellers, Francis Earle of Bacleuch, 
Lord Scott of Whitchester, etc., William Earle of Lothian, etc., Archibald Lord 
Angus, and our right traist cousigne John Lord Kircudbright, and of our lovittis 
Sir William Douglas of Cavers, Archibald Douglas, his eldest sonne, Sir William 
Scott of Harden, elder, Sir William Scott, fiar thairof, Sir Andrew Ker of Greenheid, 
Sir Walter Riddell of that Ilk, Sir Thomas Ker of Cavers, Andrew Ker, fiar thairof, 
Andrew Rutherfoord, fiar of Hunthill, John Rutherfoord of Edgertoun, William Scot 
of Syntoun, Walter Scot of Goldielandis, William Ker of Newtoun, William Eliot of 
Stobbes, Gilbert Eliot, fiar thairof, Walter Scot of Whytesled, Colonell Walter Scot 
of Hartwoodburne, Patrik Scot of Thirlestane, William Scott of Mangertoun, John 
Scott of Gorimberrie, Sir John Murray of Philiphauch, Gideon Scott of Hey- 
chester, Hendrie Cranstoun, vncle to the Lord Cranstoun, Andrew Ker of Lyntoun, 
John Ker of Lochtour, William Greirsone of Bargattan, Robert Fergusone of 
Craigdarroch, Archibald Douglas of Dornock, James Douglas of Monsall, Mr. 
George Douglas of Penzierie, Robert Kirkpatrik of Closburne, Thomas Fergusone 
of Catloch, John Crichtoun of Crafordtoun, Thomas M'Birnie, provest of Dum- 
freis, John Rutherfoord, provest of our burgh of Jedburgh, and Thomas Scott, 
baillie of our burgh of Selkirk : Thairfoir wee, with advyse of the Lordes of our 
Privie Counsell and Committee of our Estates of Parliament of this our king- 
dome, do heirby make and constitute the foirnamed persones our Commissioners to 
the effect vnderwritten, within the boundes of our sherreffdomes of Roxburgh, 
Selkirk, Dumfreis, and stewartrie of Annandaill, with power to anie one of our 
said Commissioners, or anie having warrand from them, conjunctlie and severallie, 
to passe, follow, persew, take, and apprehend the said mossetroupers, theifes, 
robbers, thair associates and followers, or anie others committers, or who are 



1648.] THE BUCCLEUCH MUNIMENTS. 285 

suspect to bee Committers of the crymes abonewritten, quhairever they may bee 
apprehended within the boundes forsaid, and to committ them to anie jayles, 
maid or to bee maid, within the said boundes, or anie vther jayle thairabout, as 
they shall find expedient, till they bee brought to thair tryall, from which place 
anie one of our said Commissioners, or anie having power from them as said is, are 
authorized to cause bring the said persones so warded to the place of the Courtes 
to bee halden bee our forsaid Commissioners, or anie fyve of them, anie of the for- 
said noblemen beeing one, for thair tryall and punishment, within the boundes 
forsaid ; and if it shall hapj)en anie of them for eschewing apprehension to flee to 
strengthes and houses, or elsewhere, within this our realme, with power to anie 
one of our said Commissioners, and those that shall have warrand from them, con- 
junctlie and severallie, to passe, foUow, and persew them quhairever they shall 
flee within this our kingdome, asseige the said strengthes and houses, and vse all 
kyndes of forces and warlike ingynes that can bee haid for takeing the said houses 
and apprehending the persones thairin, and in caice it shall happen them or anie 
beeing in the said houses and assisting them, to bee hurt, woundit, mutilat, and 
slaine, wee, with advyse of our said Privie Counsell and Committee of our Estates, 
do heirby declare the same shall not bee impute to our said Commissioners, or anie 
haveing warrand from them, nor to the persones assisting them in execution heirof 
as cryme nor offence, and that they shall never bee persewed, criminallie nor 
civillie, bee anie manner of way thairfoir in tynie comeing, exeeming them heirof 
be thir presents ; Lykeas wee, with advyse of our said Privie Counsell and Com- 
mittee of our Estates, do heirby give power to them, for the better execution heirof, 
to carrie hagbuttis and pistolls, and other warlike furniture, in discharge of this 
Commission, notwithstanding quhatsumewer lawes maid in the contrair, quhairanent 
and all paines conteined thairin wee, with advyse and consent forsaid, dispense be 
thir presentis ; and with power to our said Commissioners, or anie fyve of them, 
anie of the forsaid noblemen beeing one, to keepe correspondence with these who 
are or shall bee intrusted from our Parliament of England for suppressing of the 
like insolencies in the boundes of that our kingdome, and to concurr with them 
anent the apprehending of the forsaid Mosse troupers, theives, robbers, and vtheris 
forsaid, and speedie bringing of them to justice, and to do everie vther thing thair- 
anent according to the former practise and vsage which hath been observed betuix 
these our kingdomes vpon the like occasiones, and according to such commissions 
and powers as shall bee granted and agreed vpon by the Parliament of this our 
kingdome or thair Committee, or such as shall bee intrusted by them and such as 



286 THE BUCCLEUCH MUNIMENTS. [1648. 

shall bee authorized from the Parliament of our said kingdome of England thair- 
anent ; and, if anie of the forsaid persones shall bee apprehended, with power to 
our said Commissioners or anie fyve of them, anie of the forsaid noblemen beeing 
alwayes one, to fense and hold courtes at such tymes and places as they shall 
thinke expedient within the boundes forsaid, sutes to call, absents to amerciat, and 
in the said courtes the said Mossetroupers, theives, robbers, and thair associates, 
and all others committers of the crymes abonewritten or fugitives for the same, or 
suspect guiltie thairof to call bee dittay, to accuse, and to putt them to the know- 
ledge of ane assyse, and as they shall bee fund guiltie or innocent to cause justice 
bee administrat vpon them, conforme to the lawes of this our realme, assyses 
neidfull for this effect, ilk persone vnder the paine of fourtie pundis, to sum- 
mond, warne, receive, and cause bee sworne, clerkes, seriands, dempsters, and vther 
members of court neidfull to mak, creat, substitute, and ordaine, for whom our said 
Commissioners shall bee holden to answere, the escheates, vnlawes, and forfeytes 
of the sayd Courtes to thair owne behove for thair paines in this service to apply; 
and als with power to our said Commissioners, conjunctlie and severallie, to direct 
thair owne precepts and conveine befoir them all Mosstroupers, theifes, robbers, 
and others forsaid, to compeir befoir them to underly the law for the crymes abone- 
writtin, or anie of them, vpon ane single charge of four dayes, vnder the paine of 
horneing, and in caice of thair not compeirance, to declare them fugitives, and 
ordaine them to bee denunced our Eebells, and it is heirby declared that the 
denunciation of such persones shall bee at the market croces of our heicl burrowes, 
within the boundes forsaid, or anie of them, within the quhilk the persones declared 
fugitives dwelles or hath dwelled ; and als with power to our said Commissioners, 
or anie fyve of them, anie of the forsaid noblemen beeing one, to conveen befoir 
them the resetters of the said Mossetroupers, theives, robbers, or anie vtheris com- 
mitters of the crymes aforsaid, who are or shall bee declared and judged fugitives, 
and others who shall furnish to them meate, drinke, house, harborie, or anie vther 
thing comfortable and necessar against the tenor of our Acts of Parliament maid 
thairanent ; and to punish them conforme to the said Actes, or by fyning, im- 
prisoning, or anie vther punishment shall bee fund most advantagious to the 
service, and generallie to do all and everie thing requisite for execution heirof 
quhilk may bee done in a justice court befoir our Justice-Generall, commanding 
heirby all our leiges and subjects within the forsaid boundes to reverence, acknow- 
ledge, obey, ryse, and concurr with our forsaid Commissioners in thair best furni- 
ture for pursute and apprehension of the forsaid persones, quhenever they shall bee 



1648.] THE BUGGLEUGH MUNIMENTS. 287 

requyred bee word, writt, or message, vnder the paines conteined in our Acts of 
Parliament, as also commanding the Magistrates of our forsaid burghes to make 
patent thair tolbuithes for receiving and bringing the delinquents to thair judg- 
ment in the boundes forsaid, as they will be answerable, this commission to endure 
for the space of two yeires or longer, ay and while the samen bee discharged, and 
our said Commissioners shall bee alwayes holden to give frequent advertisements 
to our said Counsell or Committee of our Estates of thair proceedingis, for which 
they are to be comptable. Given vnder our Signet att Edinburgh, the second day 
of December j m vj c fourtie eight yeires, and of our reigne the twentie fourth yeir. 

Loudoun, Canttrius. Burghly. Sir J. Cesnok. 

A. M. Argyll. Arthur Ersken. W. Sandelandis. 

Eglintoun. W. Cunynghamheid. Dundas off thatt Ilk. 

Cassillis. A. Johnston. J. Campbell. 

Elcho. S r J. Stewart. G. Porterfeild. 

Balmerino. A. Belsches. 

232. List of Mosstroopers. [Circa 1648.] 
The names of the Mostruperis. 

James Armstrang, called of Kenimont. 

Thomas Lamme. 

Jhone Turner. 

Robert Dungelsone. 

Jhone Lamme. 

Weilliam and Eduard Armstrangis, soones to Tom of Scheilis. 

Francis Armstrang, called Gavingis Francie. 

Jhone Leiddall. 

Scymone Wilsone. 

Jhone Armstrang of Blooch. 

Francis Foster. 

Gorge Armstrang. 

Jhone Lyttille. 

Heawe Armstrang, called of Barrescroftis. 

James Grahame. 

Arther Grahame. 

Fergus Grahame. 



288 THE BUCGLEUCH MUNIMENTS. [1648. 

Robert Armstrang, called Sycl. 

Jhone Armstrang, called Kapelgill. 

James Armstrang of Kapelgill. 

Jhone Carritheris. 

Alexander Carritheris. 

Gorge Foster of Keingfeild. 

Alexander Armstrang of Keirtilheid. 

James Armstrang of Wenitropheid. 

Cristopher Armstrang of Sourbie. 

Thomas Foster of Reburne. 

Weilliam Foster, called Rossis Will. 

Jhone Grahame in Ker. 

Jhone and Alexander Armstrangis, called of Catgille. 

Weilliam Armstrang, sone to William of Sark. 

Robert Grahame, sone to Gorge Grame. 

Perssie Holme. 

Thomas Sonsse. 

James Elliott. 

Robert Elliott. 

Robert Elliott of Thorlishoppe. 

Weilliam Jhonstone of Westerhawe. 

Gorge Grahame of Breakenhill. 

Dorso — Nams of theus in the Debetable Land. 

233. The Names, Ages, and Places of Birth of the Children of Francis 
Earl of Buccleuch by Lady Margaret Lesly, 1647-1651. 

The age and names off my Children betwixt me and my wyffe, Lady Mar- 
garett Lesly, daughter to the Earle of Rothes. 
Marie Scott, eldest daughter to me Francis, Earle off Buccleuche, was borne att 
Dalkeith, the last of August, being Twesday, the year of God 1647. 

Buccleuche. 

Walter Scott, eldest sonne to me Francis, Earle of Buccleuche, was borne att 
Dalkeith, the fyft day off Nouember, being Sunday, the year off God 1648. 

Buccleuche. 



1651.] THE BUCCLEUGH MUNIMENTS. 289 

Margarett Scott, our second daughter, was borne att Dalkeith, the fyft day off 
March, being Twesday, the year off God 1650. 




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Anna Scott, our thrid daughter, wes borne att Dundee, the eleuent day off Febru- 
ary, being Twesday, the year off God ane thousand six hundreth fyfty ane, 1651. 

Buccleuche. 1 

234. Inventory of the Household Plenishing of Francis Earl of 

Buccleuch at the time of his death. November 1651. 
Inventar of the Silver Work, Insicht and Houshold Plenishing quhilk belonged 
to and was in the possessione of Francis Earle of Buccleuch the tyme of his 
deceis, quha deceist in the moneth of November 1651, and is now in the 
possessione of Lady Margaret Leslie, countes dowager of Buccleuch, his relict, 
quhilk hir ladyship is to mak furthcumand to Lady Marie Scott, countes of 
Buccleuch, hir dochter, and hir tutoris, quhairof the particularis followes : — 
Followes the Silver Work : 
Imprimis, four dussone and sex silver pleatts. 
Item, four dussone and audit silver truncheouris. 
Item, fourtene silver candlestickis. 
Item, twa dussone and thrie silver spuines. 

Item, four silver stowpis. Item, twa silver tankeris. Item, twa silver baissins. 
Item, twa silver laweres, thrie meikle and foure litle silver saltfootts. 
Item, thrie silver sasceris. Item, ane silver choffer. 

Item, ane silver boll. Item, ane silver legar boll. 

Item, twa silver disches. Item, four silver cupes. 

Item, ane sugar silver box. Item, ane silver villager lawer. 

Followes the Linnings and Insicht Plenishing : 
Item, sex long tables cloathes. Item, four schort table cloathes. 

1 From the original holograph of Francis dam in the year 1640, reprinted from Hart's 
Earl of Buccleuch, on a folio page at the be- Edinburgh edition in the year 1610 (at Dal- 
ginning of a Family Bible, printed at Amster- keith House). 

2 



290 THE BUCCLEUGH MUNIMENTS. [1651, 

Item, sex clussone of dornik servetts. 

Item, sex tollis. 

Item, auchtene pair of small and round linning sclieitts. 

Item, tuelfif pair of tueild and hardin sclieitts for foott boyis. 

Item, twa dussone of codwairis. 

Item, thrie doun feather bedis. 

Item, threttie feather bedis, better and wors. 

Item, twa doun bolsteris. 

Item, threttie ane feather bolsteris. 

Item, auchtene feather codis. 

Item, fyftene coverings. 

Item, fyftene cottin blanketts. 

Item, sex pair of blew marld blankitts. 

Item, threttene peices of arres hinghings, big and litle. 

Item, ane sutt of strip hinghings. 

Item, ane sutt of werdair hinghings. 

Item, ane blew dames bed. 

Item, ane grene dames bed, with sdver fringes. 

Item, ane rid cloath bed, with grene lace. 

Item, twa red serige bedis, ane with buttones, and ane wther with lace. 

Item, ane grene serge bed lynned with taffitie. 

Item, ane halff cannabie embrodered. 

Item, thrie old cannabeis. 

Item, ane pair of and yrones brokin. 

Item, tuo great looking glasses. 

Item, thrie litle looking glasses. 

Item, nyntene old leathren cheares. 

Item, aucht carped cussings and schewit ones. 

Item, aucht old schewit stoollis and cheares. 

Item, foure dussone and twa large and litle pleatts. 

Item, fywe dussone and sex tin truncheouris. 

Item, tuelflf tin letter meat truncheouris. 

Item, twa tin bassins. 

Item, ane tin saltfoott. 

Item, nyne tin candlestickis. 

Item, thrie quart stowpes. 



1651.] THE BUCCLEUCH MUNIMENTS. 291 

Item, ane pynt stowpe. 

Item, sex watter pcttis. 

Item, thrie brassin candlestickis. 

Item, thrie chamber boxes. 

Item, in the kitchin, twa dressin boordis, and in the backhous wther twa dressin 

boordis. 
Item, thrie great pleattis. 
Item, tuentie sewin lesser pleattis. 
Item, four long pleatts. 
Item, sex pottis. 
Item, sex pans. 
Item, ane scummer. 
Item, ane laddell. 
Item, twa guspans. 
Item, ten speitts. 

Item, ane brander for ane goospan. 
Item, ane rosten brander. 
Item, twa frying pans. 
Item, twa brace scumming disches. 
Item, twa pair of raxsis. 
Item, four yron pat brodis. 
Item, ane brassin oven, with ane brander. 
Item, ane fyr schull, with ane pair of tangis. 
Item, ane wand skonce. 
Item, twa tin schoppin stowpes. 
Item, ane meikle lanterne. 

Followes the Timber and Yrone Work. 
Item, in the ladeis chamber, ane standing bed and ane breace, and ane pair of 

tangis. 
Item, in the childrens chamber, thrie cannabie bedis, with ane yron breace, and 

ane pair of tangis. 
Item, in the ladeis dyning roume, ane breace, and ane pair of tangs. 
Item, in the letter meat rowme, ane fir pres. 

Item, in the rowme within the samyn, ane standing bed, and ane falding bed. 
Item, in the rowme beyond that, twa standing bedis, with ane falding bed. 



292 THE BUCGLEUCH MUNIMENTS. [1651. 

Item, in the gallerie ane standing bed, and ane falding bed, with ane yron breace, 

and ane pair of tangis. 
Item, in the gentlemens chamberis, fywe bedis, ane yron breace, and ane pair of 

tangs. 
Item, in the dowcat litle chamber, ane standing bed. 

Item, in the weumens chamber, ane standing bed, ane fir pres, and ane pair of tangs. 
Item, in the forsaid haill rowmes sex French litle tables, and thrie fir litle tables. 

This is the haill silver work and plenyshing left vnplundered be the Inglishes 
in anno j m vj c fiftie yeares, quhen the place of Dalketh was takin in be thame, and 
is now in the possessione of me, the said Lady Margaret Leslie, Countes Dowager 
of Buccleuch, within the place of Schirreffhall, and quhilkis I obles me to mak 
furthcumand and caus be delyverit to Lady Marie Scott, Countes of Buccleuch, 
and hir tutoris, quhen I sail be desyrit. In witnes quhairof (writtin be James 
Hamiltone, seruitor to Patrick Scott of Langschaw, writter in Edinburgh,) I haue 
subscryvit thir presentis, with my hand, att Schirreffhall the tuentie day of 
December j m vi° fiftie twa yeares, beffor thir witnesses, Alexander Chrystie, my 
butler, and the said Jaimes Hamiltone, writter heirof, Johne Birrell, my seruitor, 
and William Ellott in Dalketh. Sic subscribitur, Margaret Leslie, W. Ellott, 
witnes ; John Burrall, witnes ; Alexander Chrystie, witnes ; J. Hamiltone, witnes. 

235. The Will of Francis Earl of Buccleuch, with Inventory, dated 
15th June 1650, and Codicil, dated 20th November 1651. 

The Testament testamentar and Inventar of the goods, gear, soumes of money, and 
debts pertaineing to vmquhill ane noble and potent Lord Francis, Earle of Buccleugh, 
the tyme of his deceis, who deceist in the moneth of the year of God 

jm v jc fyftie years, faithfullie maid and given vp be himself vpon the fyf- 

teinth day of Junii j m vj° fiftie years, and tuentie day of November j m vj c fiftie ane 
years, in sua far as concernes the nominatioun of his executours, tutours, oversiars, 
and legacies, and given vp be John Gledstanes, chamberlane and servitour to the 
said noble Earle, be advyce and at comand and direction of the right honorabill 
Sir John Scott of Scotistarvet, knycht, Sir William Scott of Clerkingtoun, knycht, 
Sir William Scott, elder, of Harden, knycht, William Elliot of Stobs, Sir William 
Scott, younger, fiar of Harden, knycht, Sir Gilbert Elliot, fiar of Stobs, knycht, 
John Scott of Gorrinberrie, Gedion Scott of Haychester, Patrick Scot of Thirlstane, 
Mr. Laurence Scott of Bavilaw, and Patrick Scott of Langshaw, tutors testa- 



1651.] THE BUGCLEUGE MUNIMENTS. 293 

mentars nominat be his Lordship to Lady Marie Scott, now Countes of Buccleugh, 
eldest lawfull daughter to the said vmquhill noble Earle, in so far as concernes the 
haill Inventar of his goods, gear, debts, aughtand to him, and be him, quhilk Marie 
Countes of Buccleugh, the said deceist noble Earle nominat, made, and constitut 
his onlie executrix and intromissatrix with his goods and gear, in his latter will 
and codicill vnderwreitten, as the samen of the dates forsaids, subscryvit with his 
hand in presence of the witnesses eftermentionat, more fullie proports. 

In the first the said vmquhill noble Earle had the goods, gear, soumes of 
money, and debts of the availles and pryces efter following, pertaineing and 
addebted to him the tyme of his deceis forsaid, viz., Imprimis, ane thousand twa 
hundreth fourtie old sheip, pryce of the peice ourhead four pund, summa four 
thousand nyne hundreth thriescore punds, Scots money ; item, mair eight hun- 
dreth fourtie hoggs, at four merks the peice ourhead, inde twa thousand twa 
hundreth fourtie punds ; item, the insight plenishing of the defuncts dwelling- 
houses of Dalkeith and Newwark resjJective, the samen for the most pairt being all 
taken away be the Inglishes, with his librarie, silver plate, so much therof as is 
yet to the foir, with the abuilziaments of his body by the airship, estimat to the 
soume of twa thousand sex hundreth thriescore sex punds threttein shilling four 
pennies. 

Summa of the Inventar, . 
Summa of the debts awing to the dead, 
Summa of the Inventar with the debts, 
Summa of the debts awin be the dead, 
Rests of frie gear, the debts deducit, 

Followes the deads Legacie, and Latter Will. 
We, Francis Earle of Buccleugh, Lord Scott of Whitchester and Eskdaill, etc., 
considering the frailtie and vncertaintie of our lyfe, and how necessare it is to putt 
affaires in order now whill we are in good health (praised be God), we doe ther- 
fore heirby make our latter will as followes : First, we recomend our soull and 
body to God Almightie, to be guyded be his grace heir, assured to be glorified 
heirefter throw Christs merits ; Item, we doe nominat our executors in maner 
following, viz., If it shall happen and please God to bless ws with sones ane or 
mae the tyme of our death, in that caice we doe nominat our eldest sone for the 
tyme, and failyieng of him our nixt eldest sone for the tyme successive, our onlie 



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294 THE BUGCLEUCH MUNIMENTS. [1651. 

executor and vniversale intromettar with our goods, gear, debts, and moveables, 
and failyieing of sones, we nominat Lady Marie Scott, our eldest daughter, and 
failyieing of her be deceis, Lady Margaret Scott, our second daughter, and failyie- 
ing of both be deceis, our nixt eldest daughter for the tyme successive, and failyie- 
ing of both sones and daughters, in that caice we nominat our Weill beloved spous, 
Lady Margaret Leslie, Countes of Buccleugh, our sole and onlie executors and vni- 
versall intromettors with our saids moveables : And becaus be ane band of tailyie 
of the date the fourteinth day of Junii instant, we have tailyed our estate to the 
aires male whatsomever of our own body, quhilks failyeing, to our eldest air female 
of our own body, without division, quhilks failyieing to the other aires of tailyie 
and provision mentionat in the said band vpon the severall conditiones therin 
contained, so that our saids executors, being our eldest sone or eldest daughter for 
the tyme, is to succeid , also to our estate : Therfore we ordain our said air and 
executor forsaid to take course with and pay all and whatsomever debts and provi- 
siones that shall happen to be awin be ws to our creditors or provydit be ws to 
our other children the tyme of our deceis, togither with all and whatsomever legacies 
we shall happen to leave, and for our better performeing therof, and for the better 
respect we have to the good of our hous and air to succeid to ws, we doe heirby leave 
and dispone to our said sone who shall happen to be our executor, and failyieing of 
sones to our said daughter, who shall be heir of tailyie and executor to ws, all and 
whatsomever goods, gear, debts, soumes of money, and others moveables whatsom- 
ever that shall happen to pertain and belong to ws the tyme of our deceis, alsweill 
deads pairt as relicts pairt and bairnes pairt ; and failyieing of both our saids sones 
and daughters to be aires and executores to ws, so the said Lady Margaret Leslie, 
our weill belovit spous, shall happen to be executor to ws in maner forsaid, in that 
caice we, be thir presents, leave and dispone our saids housse moveables to the 
said Lady Margaret Leslie, our weill beloved spous ; and quhilks haill moveables 
respective we, be thir presents, leave and dispone to our said weill beloved spous, 
frie of all debts and burdeines whatsomever, except such particular legacies as we 
shall please to leave to any particular persones or vses ; and we doe heirby ordain 
that our air of tailyie nixt to succeid to ws shall be subject and lyable to all our 
saids debts and burdeins ; Item, we nominat the said Lady Margaret Leslie, our 
spous (tutrix sine qua non), Sir John Scott of Scotistarvet, Sir William Scott of 
Clerkingtoun, both Senators of the College of Justice, Sir William Scott of 
Harden, elder, Sir William Scott, younger, his sone, William Elliot of Stobs, 
Colonell Walter Scott of Hartwoodburne, John Scott of Gorrinberrie, Patrick 



1651.] THE BUGCLEUCH MUNIMENTS. 295 

Scott of Thirlstane, Mr. Laurence Scott of Bavilaw, Patrick Scott, wryter in 
Edinburgh, Gilbert Elliot, fiar of Stobs, tutors testamentars to all our children 
it shall please God to bless ws with, with power to them, or any fyve of them, the 
said Lady Margaret Leslie, our spous, dureing her widowhead, being alwayes one 
of the fyve, and failyieing of her be death or mariage. the said Sir John Scott of 
Scotistarvet, Sir William Scot of Clerkingtoun, Sir William Scott, elder of Harden, 
or any of them, being alwayes twa of the fyve, and if ther shall be fewer then 
fyve on lyfe for the tyme, with power to them to exerce the said office of tutorie, 
and to doe all things requisit theranent ; item, we nominat our honorable freinds 
efternominat, to witt, John Earle of Eothes, Alexander Earle of Eglingtoun, William 
Earle of Roxburgh, John Lord Erskine, Gilbert Earle of Erroll, Hew Lord Mont- 
gomerie, John Lord Yester, Sir William Douglas of Cavers, shireff of Tiviotdale, 
to be oversiars to our said children and ther tutors, earnestlie intreating ther care 
to sie the saids tutors doe ane faithfull duetie to our children ; item, our will and 
desyre is, that in caice it shall pleas God to bless ws with any male child of our 
own body to succeid to ws, who shall survive the age of pupillaritie, that he shall 
make choyce of so many of the saids tutors as shall be on lyfe for the tyme to be 
curators to him dureing his minoritie, and ay and whill he be of the age of twentie 
ane years, quhilk we seriouslie desyre in resjaect of ther knowen fklelitie to ws and 
to the good of our house, and in caice any of our daughters shall happen to suc- 
ceid to ws be vertue of the forsaid tailyie, in that caice our will is, and we ordaine, 
that the forsaids tutors shall have the guyding and administratioun of our estate to 
the behove of our said daughter or daughters successive, as they shall happen to 
succeid be vertue of the said tailyie, not onlie dureing ther pupillaritie respective 
bot ay and whill the daughter or daughters, sua succeiding respective, be of the 
age of twentie ane years compleat at the least, ay and whill they be maried accord- 
ing to the provision and declaratioun made be ws and sett down in the forsaid 
tailyie, with power to them to input and output chamberlanes and factors, and to 
receave fra them yearlie ther accompts, which we will and ordain to be done year- 
lie of our haill rents, and to receave and imploy our saids rents to the best availl 
for the vse and profite of our said air of tailyie, to whom they shall be comptable 
for the advancement of our house and estate, recomending to ther care that such 
chamberlanes and factors as shall be appoynted be them be sufficient, honest, and 
qualified men, and gives power to the saids tutors and administrators respective 
to give and allow to the saids chamberlanes such competent yearlie fies, as they 
shall think fitting in ther discretion ; item, we will that our children, during ther 



296 THE BUCCLEUCH MUNIMENTS. [1651. 

minoritie or wliill they be maried, be honorablie and carefullie bred and educat 
with and in the company and familie of our said spous, and be her advyce and 
direction dureing her viduitie, and failyieing of her be deceis or manage, at the 
sight and be the advyce and direction of the saids tutors and administrators or 
quorum forsaid ; item, we give power to the saids tutors and administrators respec- 
tive, to determine what yearlie allowance shall be given for our said children ther 
aliment and breiding, and our will is the samen be honorable and competent, accord- 
ing to ther estate and qualitie. In witnes of the whilk thing, we have subscryvit 
thir presents with our hand, being wreittin be Patrick Scott, wryter in Edinburgh, 
our servitor, at Edinburgh, the fyftein day of Junii j m vj c and fiftie years, before 
thir witnesses, Mr. John Gilmor, advocat ; Sir Eobert Scot of Haining, knycht ; the 
said Patrick Scot and James Glover, our servand ; thus subscryved, Buccleuch, 
with my hand; Mr. John Gilmour, witnes, Sir Eobert Scott, witnes, J. Glover, 
witnes. 

Folio wes ane addition to the said defuncts Testament : 
We, Francis Earle of Buccleugh, Lord Scott of Quhitchester and Eskrlaill, etc., 
considering that formerlie we did make and signe our testament, which for the 
present is not in our hands, and that therin we did omitt some few particulars 
quhilks are now corned into my memorie, doe therfor ad to the forsaid testament 
as followes ; viz., We nominat Gedion Scott of Haychester, second lawfull sone to 
Sir William Scott of Harden, and Mr. Lawrence Scott of Bavilaw, to be twa of 
our bairnes tutors, and addes them to those who are nominat in our principall 
testament : Item, we leave to Francis Scott, sone to vmquhile Hew Scott of Gal- 
lowschiells, our servand, the soume of thrie hundreth merks Scots money yearlie, 
dureing all the dayes of his lyftyme : Item, to James Glover, our servand, the 
soume of other thrie hundreth merks money forsaid dureing all the dayes of his 
lyftyme : Item, to Walter Scot, our master stabler, the soume of twa hundreth 
merks money forsaid dureing all the dayes of his lyftyme; to William Scott, 
eldest lawfull sone to Andrew Scott of Tuschilaw, our servitor, the soume of four 
hundreth merks yearlie dureing all the dayes of his lyftyme : Item, to Elisabeth 
Naper, spous to vmquhill Colonell Walter Scott of Hartwoodburne, and Walter 
Scott, ther second sone, procreat betwixt them, to the said Elisabeth dureing all 
the dayes of her lyftyme, and efter her deceis to the said Walter, dureing all the 
dayes of his lyftyme, the soume of twa hundreth merks yearlie : Item, to Grissall 
Ker, spous to vmquhill Sir Eobert Scott of Haining, the soume of twa hundreth 
merks yearlie dureing all the dayes of her lyftyme : Item, to Eobert Scott, callit 



1651.] THE BUGCLEUCH MUNIMENTS. 297 



of Braidhaucli, eldest lawfull sone to Walter Scott of Arkiltoun, the soume of eight 
hundreth merks yearlie dureing all the dayes of his lyftyme : Item, to Marion 
Nicoll, spous to Archbald Elliot of Phillip, eight bolls victuall, half meal half 
bear yearlie dureing all the dayes of her lyftyme : Item, to Scott, eldest 

lawfull sone to vmquhill Eobert Scott of Auldtoun Crofts, the soume of twa 
hundreth merks yearlie dureing all the dayes of his lyftyme : Item, to John Scott, 
our youngest naturall brother, the soume of ane hundreth punds yearlie during all 
the dayes of his lyftyme, quhilks soumes of money respective forsaids we ordaine 
our aires to make payment of, conforme to the power we have reserved to ws in 
the disposition or infeftment of our estate in favors of our aires of lyne, tailyie, or 
provision therin contained, and wills the saids aires to make thankfull payment 
therof yearlie, as also wills and declaires the haill particulars respective above- 
writtin to be als sufficient, as if the samen had bein speciallie and particularlie 
exprest and insert in our principal testament forsaid, whervnto we ad the samen 
be thir presents wreitten be John Scot, our clerk of Dalkeith, subscryvit with our 
hand at Dalkeith, the twentie day of November, the year of God j m vj c fiftie ane 
years, before thir witnesses, Mr. William Scott, second lawfull sone to Sir William 
Scot of Clerkingtoun, and the said John Scott ; thus subscryvit, Buccleuch, with 
my hand ; Mr. William Scott, witnes ; Jon Scott, witnes. 

Colonell Leonard Lidcoat, Comissar of Edinburgh, speciallie constitut for confir- 
matioun of testaments, be the tenour heirof ratifies, approves, and confirmes this 
present testament and inventar, in so far as the samen is duelie and lawfullie made 
and given vp of the goods and gear abovspecifeit allennarlie, and gives and com- 
mitts the intromission with the samen to the said Lady Marie Scott, executrix tes- 
tamentare nominat be the said defunct, reserving compt to be made be her therof 
as accords of the law, and the said John Gleds